Petra ICS Takes Home Top Awards for St. Jude Medical Center Northwest Tower Project

StJudeMedTower[2]Petra Integrated Construction Strategies (Petra ICS) announced today that it has received awards from two different organizations for its work on the St. Jude Medical Center Northwest Tower project in Fullerton, California. The Northwest Tower offers a state-of-the art clinical setting that features    fourteen leading-edge surgical suites, including a neurological suite, which is the first in California to bring together Intraoperative MRI (iMRI) with today’s best navigation and information capabilities.

Petra IPI Diamond Award (Large)On May 14, the design and construction management firm took home the highest honor “Diamond Award” at the Annual International Partnering Institute (IPI) Awards event held at the San Francisco International Airport Aviation Museum. IPI gives this award to teams who have distinguished themselves through the implementation of high-trust working relationships, IPI’s best practices and who deliver an outstanding project as a result. Nominees are judged on factors such as proof of a high trust culture and capability to efficiently overcome problems.



Petra dbia award 2015On May 21, Petra ICS was presented with the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Project of the Year award. DBIA advocates for the advance of single source project delivery within the design and construction community, and focuses its efforts on increasing the successful use of innovative design-build teams on non-residential building, civil infrastructure and process industry projects. The annual DBIA National Design-Build Awards competition highlights successful design-build projects across all sectors.


“We are honored to have been recognized for these prestigious awards,” said Jim Bostic, vice president, Construction for Petra ICS. “This been a model project for ‘Best Practices’ in the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools and the implementation of the design to construction process.”

Through design-build delivery, the Northwest Tower was built at a cost of $225 million and it was completed 5 months early and more than 40 percent under budget. This was all accomplished while meeting strict hospital, local and state requirements.

About Petra ICS

Petra ICS is a subsidiary of The Innovation Institute, an organization fueled to cultivate innovative solutions to transform healthcare by doing more, with less, for more people. Through a diverse team of professionals, Petra creates safe environments and holistic solutions, which enhance the way care is delivered and the way people live. Services include program and construction management; capital planning and risk management; facility master planning and pre-design; facility infrastructure; organizational resource planning; and community engagement. Please visit for more information.