Steel Hospital Building in Bismarck, ND
It may look like something straight out of an animated movie, but this massive castle sitting roadside in Bismarck, North Dakota, is actually a pre-engineered metal building.
Offering considerable curb appeal and an inviting exterior that appeals to the young as well as the the young-at-heart, this building now serves as the Sanford Children’s North Clinic, a leading provider of Midwestern pediatric care for children from infancy through age 18. In addition to a custom design boasting arch windows, turrets and other stylistic elements, the adaptable, energy-efficient metal health care facility contains R-19 insulation in its roof and R-13 insulation within its walls, ensuring year-round comfort for patients and clinic staff.
The steel clinic, appropriately dubbed the “Castle of Care,” stands 65’x143’x12/17.42’ in size, while its corrosion-resistant roof is comprised of Galvalume metal panels and has a 1:12 pitch. Additional features include (5) 3’4”x7’2” framed openings, while a 90-mph wind speed rating and a high, 50-pound snow load further equip the clinic for life in North Dakota.
Durable, sustainable and state-of-the-art, the Sanford Children’s North Clinic caters to a community that continues to undergo rapid growth, granting families broad access to four pediatricians, a pediatric nurse practitioner and a psychologist. Available for appointments as well as walk-in services, the Sanford Children’s Castle of Care enhances health care opportunities, improves outcomes and delights pediatric patients with its cheery, decidedly “un-clinical” exterior.