Ambulatory Care Center

The University of Minnesota Clinics and Surgery Center is a new, 342,000-square-foot care facility that opened in February 2016 on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota Medical Center campus. The five-floor facility was designed and developed around the twin principles of innovation and accessibility, and houses 37 adult medical specialties, ranging from primary care to neurology to cardiology. The center was projected to cost approximately $182 Million, including $40 Million for medical equipment.

University of Minnesota Physicians, M Health Clinics and Surgery Center


Project period

2012 - 2016


University of Minnesota Physicians

Intep provided consulting in three key areas of the project. First, we took an inventory of how services are being delivered in UMP’s prior facilities with an eye on optimization potential and the integration of our discoveries into the design and planning for the new building. Our findings were outlined in an owner project requirements document, which was used during design and planning of the project.


Second, we provided ongoing life cycle cost analysis of various design iterations and value engineering proposals to enable the Client to make informed decisions on the true cost impact of their decision making, and to illustrate cost optimization opportunities.


Last but not least, we created a facilities management strategy for integration into project design, which also served as the basis for the Client’s planning process for the operation of the building and delivery of their services.


In sum, our efforts provided the Client with measures that netted a $1.4 Million annuitized annual reduction in operating cost.


Analysis of existing facilities and processes

Facility management planning

Outline of organizational setup for operation

Life cycle cost analysis

Building performance targets

Outline for integrated commissioning