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New Buildings

The following is a list of buildings to be constructed at medical schools and hospitals nationwide. This list may not be comprehensive. If you have a news item to share on "New Buildings," please send it to Heather Sacks at hsacks@aamc.org. To contact a member of the GIP at one of these institutions below, please visit the Group on Institutional Planning Directory.

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InstitutionType of BuildingSizeCostNotes
Doctors Hospital at RenaissanceResearch83,000 sf$34 millionDoctors Hospital at Renaissance is collaborating with University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to develop a $34 million research facility in McAllen. The 83,000 sf building will be shared and leased to the university at a yearly cost of 2.5 million. The project will provide 16 research labs, core facilities, and clinical space for the study of diseases affecting the Rio Grande Valley. General contractor Cantu Construction broke ground on the facility in October of 2016. 12/2017
Froedtert HospitalMedical Center/ Expansion165,000 sf$43 millionThe 165,000 sf expansion of the Center for Advanced Care will begin in the spring of 2017 and will be located on the campus of Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. The project will add four inpatient floors to the existing eight-story structure Froedtert Hospital is an academic medical center affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and the construction is expected to cost $43 million. 3/2017
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Health Learning BuildingMedical School75,000 sf$85 millionThe Dell Medical School is the first in UT Austin’s plan to build a new $ 85 million medical school at a Research 1 institution in 50 yrs. The 75,000 sf facility, which is a part of phase 1, will serve as the face of the new institution. The building is stacked to draw students to all five floors: First floor – a 120-seat auditorium/tiered classroom and café with flexible seating that allows students to form groups and face the professor. Behind each row of seating there is wiring for internet, sound and whiteboards. Second floor- contains 110 sf of facility offices, admissions, student offices and a 220-240 sf dean’s office each with desks that can be raised to standing height. Third floor – comprises of student academies, large study area, study carrels, flexible glass-walled lounges, kitchenettes, soft furniture, and a digital library with no books. Fourth floor - contains teaching labs equipped with AV technology and internet. Mock clinics allow students to examine actors standing in as surrogate patients and this suite includes six simulation labs, lounges and a locker room. Fifth floor – contains the administration, faculty collegium, where all offices are glass-fronted with a large boardroom. Phase two includes meeting halls large enough for the entire medical school with the number of students expected to double. The spaces are designed to be flexible for needed expansion. Completion was 5/2016. 3/2017
Carolina East Medical Center & UNC Health CareCancer Center80,000 sf$35 millionThe Carolina East Medical Center and UNC Health Care broke ground in January 2017 on the SECU Comprehensive Cancer Center in New Bern N.C. Charitable offerings from the State Employees’ Credit Union foundation supported the $35 million facility and it will enable Carolina East to provide consolidated cancer services in a single location. The 80,000 sf project is located next to the John and Reba Aylward Diagnostic Center and is scheduled to be completed in late spring of 2018. 2/2017
Central Michigan UniversityEducation169,000 sf$95 millionCentral Michigan University opened the $95 million Bioscience building in January of 2017 in Mount Pleasant. The four-story, 169,000 sf facility designed by Stantec will promote interaction and collaboration. It will provide teaching labs, research labs, lecture halls, an active learning classroom, an auditorium and faculty offices. The building also includes a BSL-3 suite, an herbarium, an imaging center, and an aquatic research vivarium. Clark Construction began work on the project in September of 2014. A minimum of LEED Silver sustainable design certification is being sought for the facility, which features highly efficient glazed windows, a vegetative roof, occupancy sensors, and low-flow plumbing fixtures. 2/2017
Sanford HealthHospital1.2 million sf$375 millionGround was broken on the Sanford Health project in summer of 2012. Sanford Health located on the $500 million Fargo Medical Center in North Dakota has an 11-story, 380-bed hospital that includes a 51-bay emergency department, 32 operating rooms, a trauma center, and adult and pediatric intensive care units. The 1.2 million-sf facility designed by HKS Architects in collaboration with JLG Architects, built by Mortenson Construction and Nor-Son Inc. will provide cardiac care, women's health, pediatrics, orthopedics, and neurosurgery. Occupancy is expected July 2017. Construction cost 375 million and was Completed Feb. 2017. 2/17
Medical College of WisconsinEducation/Administration318,000 sf$90 millionThe Medical college of Wisconsin is constructing a $90 million facility in Wauwatosa. The eight-story, 318,000 sf facility was designed by Flad Architects to enhance collaboration and interaction. It will house 1,500 occupants, including clinicians, researchers, faculty members and administrative staff. Construction manager CG Schmidt broke ground on the project in March of 2016. Completion of phase 1 in expected in fall of 2017. Subsequent phases will open in late 2017, early 2018. 1/2017
University of ArizonaEducation226,000 sf$165 millionThe University of Arizona is constructing the $165 million Health Sciences Innovation Building in Tucson. The nine-story, 226,000 sf facility was designed by Co Architects. It will feature simulation training suites for programs in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and public health. The Health Science building will also provide clinical laboratories and a variety of group learning areas. General contractor Kitchell began construction in June of 2016 and completion is expected in June of 2018. 1/2017
UC San FranciscoAcademic/Research Facility175,000 sf$200 millionThe University of San Francisco will begin construction in 2019 on a $200 million academic/research facility at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG). The new construction will support existing research programs at the hospital. The five-story, 175,000-sf project will consolidate and replace labs and offices that do not meet new seismic regulations and it will accommodate 800 faculty, trainees, and staff. The development will also enable ZSFG to maintain its status as the city’s only Level 1 Trauma Center. 2/17
University of Tennessee Health Science CenterEducation45,000 sf$36.7 millionThe University of Tennessee Health Science Center completed the $36.7 million Interprofessional Simulation and Patient Safety Center in Memphis in January of 2017. Designed by BRG3S and built by Flintco, the 45,000 sf facility will enable students from UTHSC’s six colleges to engage in team–based training programs in a simulated acute-care hospital with inpatient rooms, surgical suites, and labor and delivery rooms. The facility will additionally provide 12 procedural skills labs, a home environment, and areas for standardized patient instruction and testing. Official opening of the center is in April 2017. 1/2017
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at BuffaloEducation628,000 sf$375 millionThe Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo broke ground in September 2013. Designed by HOK to foster interaction and collaboration, the seven-story, 628,000-sf project will be integrated with UB's academic medical center to promote a synthesis of instruction, research, and treatment. The facility comprises two L-shaped structures linked to create a six-story glass atrium. The ground floor includes a transit hub. The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will provide active learning environments, surgical and patient care simulation centers, a gross anatomy lab, administrative and departmental offices, and 150,000 sf of flexible, multidisciplinary laboratories. LEED Gold sustainable design certification will be sought for the project, which features a glass curtainwall and a high-performance facade clad with a terracotta rain screen. Completion is expected in 2017. 12/2016
University of Virginia Health SystemHospital Expansion/Renovation531,000 sf$142 millionThe University of Virginia Health System is expanding and renovating the Charlottesville hospital. Designed by Perkins+Will, the LEED Silver project includes construction of a 15 – story, 531,000 sf tower and renovation of 86,000 sf of existing space. Construction began in June 2015 and Skanska USA was awarded $142 million construction management contract in December 2016. Four dimensional modeling and electronic construction documentation is being used in the delivery of the project. During construction the hospital will remain fully operational. Scheduled occupancy is in late 2019 with renovation reaching completion by December 2002. 12/2016
University of New MexicoEducation63,000 nsf 76,445 gsf$27.3 millionThe University of New Mexico is building the third phase of the Domenici Center for Health Science Education in Albuquerque. The building, designed by Dekker/Perich/Sabatini will cost approximately $27.3 million and will house the Interprofessional Healthcare Simulation Center and classrooms for active learning, problem - based learning and general education. Three – story 63,000 nsf facility will maintain a variety of health science programs including nursing, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy. A minimum of LEED Silver sustainable design certification will be sought for the 76,445-gsf project. General contractor HB Construction broke ground on the building in May of 2016 and occupancy is expected in fall of 2017. 12/2016
SUNY Upstate Medical UniversityEducation60,000 sfN/AThe State University of new York began the final phase of its Biotech Accelerator project September, 2016. The 60,000 sf facility designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative and constructed by Murnane Building Contractors will provide wet labs, dry labs, and core research space with shared equipment, the project houses the Medical Innovation and Novel Discovery (MIND) Center and the Molecular Pathology Next Generation Sequencing Lab. The MIND center will contain a 70-seat theater, business incubator space, conference rooms, and collaborative technology suites to support translational research. Additionally, it will support the National Grid Creation Garage, a collaborative facility designed to promote innovation, mentorship, prototype development, and usability testing. The Molecular Pathology Next Generation Sequencing Lab is a core genetic testing space designed to enable the creation of precision medicine (PM) therapies. Additionally, the second floor houses a new Pathology Informatics lab, which comprises of an Anatomage Table for advanced visual anatomy education. Phase two construction began June of 2015. 11/2016
UC San Diego HealthMedical Center509,500 sf$943 millionUC San Diego Health opened a $943 million center named Jacobs Medical Center, in November of 2016, in La Jolla. The center was designed by Cannon Design. The 10-story, 509,500-sf facility includes the Rady Pavilion for Women & Infants, the Foster Pavilion for Cancer Care, and the Vassiliadis Family Pavilion for Advanced Surgery. It will be featuring integrated imaging and surgical technologies. The 245-bed medical center will support the delivery of leading-edge translational therapies through clinical trials and the utilization of an advanced genomics diagnostics program for the creation of personalized medicine solutions. Inpatient rooms are illuminated by abundant natural light and are customizable with iPads for optimal temperature, lighting, and entertainment options, as well as providing access to the patient's medical information and treatment schedule. The facility, which is connected by a bridge to the Altman Clinical Translational Research Institute, includes an open floor with complete air filtration for stem cell and bone transplant patients. Kitchell broke ground on the project in early 2012. 11/2016
Texas A&M UniversityResearch102,000 sf$86 millionTexas A&M will begin construction on the Global Health research complex in January 2017 costing $86 million and located in College Station. The 102,000 sf biocontainment facility will provide advanced laboratories for the study of infectious agents and diseases in plants, animals, and humans. Supporting collaboration within the A&M System, the project will collocate biomedical, veterinary, engineering, and environmental science research in a single complex to create innovative strategies for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. The facility will be sited adjacent to the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory and is slated for completion in March of 2019. 11/2016
Texas Tech UniversityEducation/Expansion183,000 sf$86 MillionTexas Tech University is beginning and $86 million expansion of its Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX. The 183,000 sf facility was designed by Hill International and will include a 56,000-sf Education, Research & Technology Building and the 17,000-sf West Expansion Building. A third facility attached to an existing library will create an additional 110,000 sf of teaching and research space, and will feature a 240-seat flipped classroom and a sophisticated gross anatomy lab. The project will provide advanced teaching and research facilities, offices, instrumentation suites, conference rooms, and collaboration areas. Completion is expected in 2019. 11/2016
Michigan State UniversityResearch130,000 sf$70 millionMichigan State University opened their $70 million Bio Engineering Facility in East Lansing in October of 2016. This facility supports interdisciplinary biomedical research. The 130,000-sf building provides modular open labs and offices for faculty from the colleges of Engineering, Human Medicine, and Natural Science. Encouraging collaboration with many other departments, including veterinary medicine, nursing, and osteopathy. The sustainably designed project is physically connected to both the Clinical Center and Life Sciences buildings to promote the sharing of core resources. The facility also houses the newly created Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, an interdisciplinary center devoted to basic and applied research in life sciences, engineering, information science, and mathematics. Ground was broken on the project in June of 2013. 11/2016
University of Nebraska Medical CenterEducation30,000 sf$19.8 millionThe University of Nebraska will construct the National Center for Health Security and Biopreparedness on its Omaha healthcare campus. It will occupy the ground floor of the planned Global Center for Advanced Interprofessional Learning. The 30,000 sf building will contain advanced simulation suites and inpatient quarantine areas for the management of infectious diseases such as Ebola. The biocontainment training center is reinforced by $19.8 million in funding from the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services and will comprise of interprofessional collaboration spaces, briefing rooms, and immersive environments with virtual and augmented reality technologies. The projects construction will start early 2017 on the $102 million, 183,742-sf Global Center for Advanced Interprofessional Learning. Completion is expected in September of 2018. 11/2016
SUNY Upstate Medical UniversityEducation60,000 sfN/AThe State University of new York began the final phase of its Biotech Accelerator project September, 2016. The 60,000 sf facility designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative and constructed by Murnane Building Contractors will provide wet labs, dry labs, and core research space with shared equipment, the project houses the Medical Innovation and Novel Discovery (MIND) Center and the Molecular Pathology Next Generation Sequencing Lab. The MIND center will contain a 70-seat theater, business incubator space, conference rooms, and collaborative technology suites to support translational research. Additionally, it will support the National Grid Creation Garage, a collaborative facility designed to promote innovation, mentorship, prototype development, and usability testing. The Molecular Pathology Next Generation Sequencing Lab is a core genetic testing space designed to enable the creation of precision medicine (PM) therapies. Additionally, the second floor houses a new Pathology Informatics lab, which comprises of an Anatomage Table for advanced visual anatomy education. Phase two construction began June of 2015. 11/2016
University of Chicago MedicineHospital29,017 sf$43 millionUniversity of Chicago Medicine broke ground in September of 2016 on a $43 million emergency department and trauma center. Located in Hyde Park adjacent to the Center for Care and Discovery, the 29,017-gsf facility will feature four trauma resuscitation bays, private patient rooms, a bariatric room with ceiling lifts, and a medical biocontainment unit. Completion is expected in early 2018. 10/2016
Houston Methodist West HospitalHospital228,000 sf$177 millionHouston Methodist is expanding its medical campus near Katy in Houston TX. The $177 million expansion designed by Page will provide a six-story, 228,000-sf facility with 95 patient rooms, imaging suites, 10 technology-rich operating rooms, a dedicated post-partum unit, an emergency department, and shell space. The general contractor is Vaughn Construction and the building is expected to be completed mid - 2018. 10/2016
Methodist Healthcare - University HospitalHospital440,000 sf$280 millionMethodist Health broke ground in October of 2016. The expansion of the hospital in Memphis Tenn. was designed by HKS and Self + Tucker Architects to enhance flow and efficiency. This project includes a nine – story tower that will house private patient rooms, a comprehensive cancer center, outpatient clinics, healing gardens, and a two – story transplant institute. The contractor, Turner Construction, is using the (BIM), Building Information Modeling to build the facility. The Methodist University Hospital is the major academic campus and primary teaching hospital of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Completion is expected in early 2019. 10/2016
University of Texas at El PasoResearch150,000 sf$85 millionThe University of Texas at El Paso is planning to break ground in early 2017 on the $85 million Interdisciplinary Research Building. Designed by Perkins+Will, the 150,000-gsf project will feature collaborative research labs, a vivarium, imaging suites, core labs, a visualization suite, conference rooms, an atrium, an auditorium, and academic and administrative offices. Providing approximately 90,430 asf, the sustainably designed facility will put science on display for maximum visibility, and will be built to enable ease of reconfiguration to accommodate changing research programs. 9/2016
University of Michigan Health SystemHospital297,000 sf$175 millionUniversity of Michigan Health System broke ground in October of 2016 on the $175 million Brighton Health Center South. The two-story, 297,000-sf ambulatory care facility will house a comprehensive musculoskeletal center, an infusion therapy clinic, surgical suites, a sleep lab, a radiation oncology center, and over 40 adult and pediatric medical specialties. Occupancy is expected in summer of 2018. 9/2016
Stanford Health CareHospital824,000 sfStanford Health Care is building an 824,000-sf replacement hospital in Palo Alto, Calif.  Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects in association with Lee, Burkhart, Liu, the patient-centered facility will provide 17 operating rooms, advanced imaging suites, an emergency department, a Level One trauma center, a helipad, and 368 private inpatient rooms. The sustainably designed project will utilize exterior glass panels to optimize natural light and will feature a central atrium and five healing gardens. Joint venture contractor Clark/McCarthy broke ground on the seven-story project in May of 2013 and occupancy is expected in 2018. 8/2016
University of Pennsylvania Health SystemHospital1,100,000 sfThe University of Pennsylvania Health System is planning to construct the 1.1 million-sf New Patient Pavilion in Philadelphia. Designed by Foster + Partners, the facility will provide 500 inpatient rooms, 50 operating rooms, an emergency department, and a 650-space subterranean parking structure. The New Patient Pavilion will replace the existing Penn Tower. 8/2016
Indiana University Research140,000 sf$41 millionIndiana University is building the Multi-Institutional Academic Health Science and Research Center in Evansville. Housing medical education programs for the University of Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana, and Indiana University, the four-story, 140,000-sf facility will provide a clinical research area, classrooms, a simulation center, a dental clinic, and an amphitheater. Construction began in June of 2016 and is slated for completion in February of 2018. The project team includes The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Skanska USA, and Century HealthRealty. The value of the construction contract is $41 million. 8/2016
Texas Tech University Education/Research150,000 sf$83.7 millionTexas Tech University selected Hill International in July of 2016 to design two new facilities on its Lubbock campus. Comprising the Education, Research & Technology Building and the West Expansion Building, the $83.7 million, 150,000-gsf project will provide modular open labs for interdisciplinary research, principal investigator offices, core instrumentation suites, academic offices, a seminar room, and support space. 7/2016
University of Nebraska Medical CenterEducation134,000 sf$102 millionThe University of Nebraska Medical Center is planning to build the $102 million Global Center for Advanced Interprofessional Learning in Omaha. The three-story, 134,000-sf facility will act as the headquarters of an initiative called iEXCEL (Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning) and will feature virtual immersive reality environments for medical training. The project will also provide collaborative space for engineers, graphic artists, and instructional design experts to develop and research new learning tools and techniques. Construction is expected to begin in early 2017 with completion possible by summer of 2018. 7/2016
Emory University HospitalHospital456,144 sf$200 millionEmory University Hospital is constructing a $200 million medical tower in Atlanta. Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the nine-story, 456,144-sf facility will provide 210 inpatient beds as well as an intensive care unit, diagnostic suites, and specialized treatment areas. The project team includes commissioning agent WorkingBuildings and cost estimation consultant Costing Services Group. The tower will be connected to the Emory Clinic, the Winship Cancer Institute, and the main hospital by a pedestrian bridge. Occupancy is expected in spring of 2017. LEED Silver for Healthcare sustainable design will be sought for the facility, which includes a 500-space underground parking garage. 7/2016
University of Western OntarioResearch120,000 sfThe University of Western Ontario is constructing the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB) in London, Ontario. Housing the Research Cluster for Cognitive Neuroscience and the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, the 120,000-sf facility will also provide mixed-use classrooms and 24,000 sf of shell space. The seven-story facility will include a partial basement and a mechanical penthouse. The project architect is Cannon Design. Completion is expected in late 2017. 7/2016
University of Louisville Health Outpatient Health170,000 sf$79 millionUniversity of Louisville Health will break ground in July of 2016 on a $79 million pediatric outpatient clinic in Louisville. Located on the University's Health Sciences Campus, the eight-story, 170,000-sf facility will include a diagnostic laboratory, an imaging center, a conference suite, a pharmacy, and a rooftop garden. The project was designed by GBBN and Stanley, Beaman & Sears and is being built by Messer Construction. Formal groundbreaking will occur in fall of 2016 with occupancy expected in July of 2018. 7/2016
Oregon Health & Science UniversityResearch320,000 sf$160 millionOregon Health & Science University broke ground in June of 2016 on the $160 Knight Cancer Institute in Portland. Designed by SRG Partnership to foster multidisciplinary collaboration, the seven-story, 320,000-sf facility is located on the South Waterfront Campus and will provide biomedical laboratories, administrative offices, interaction hubs, core labs, a 200-seat auditorium, and space for clinical trials. Featuring an integrated balance of wet and dry research spaces, the building will support programs in computational biology, early cancer detection, and immuno-oncology. The project team, which includes McCarthy Building Companies and Andersen Construction, is using an Integrated Project Delivery process to optimize budget, timeline, and resource efficiencies. Completion of the sustainably designed facility is expected in July of 2018. 7/2016
Rehabilitation Institute of ChicagoResearch Hospital1,200,000 sf$550 millionThe Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is building a $550 million translational research hospital, a project that has now been named the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Designed by Gensler, HDR, and Clive Wilkinson Architects, the facility will feature human research labs where interdisciplinary teams of clinicians, scientists, and technologists will deliver advanced therapeutic modalities. The 1.2 million-sf hospital will accommodate innovation centers for the study of the brain, the spinal cord, pediatrics, cancer rehabilitation, and nerves, muscles, and bones. Occupancy is expected in March of 2017. 7/2016
St. Louis University and SSM HealthMedical Center802,000 sf$550 millionSt. Louis University and SSM Health are planning to break ground in fall of 2017 on a $550 million academic medical center in St. Louis. The 802,000-sf replacement hospital will feature private patient rooms, spacious intensive care units, an expanded emergency department, and an outpatient care center with surgical suites and clinical offices. The 316-bed project was designed by Hammel, Green and Abrahamson (HGA), Lawrence Group, and Frank Zilm and Associates, with Alberici as construction manager. Completion is expected in September of 2020. 7/2016
Duke UniversityResearch155,000 sf$103 millionDuke University will begin construction in summer of 2016 on the $103 million Medical Sciences Research Building III (MSRB III) in Durham, N.C. Comprising six floors above ground and one below, the 155,000-sf facility will accommodate collaborative research teams arranged in thematically aligned groups. Occupancy is expected in fall of 2018. 7/2016
University of RochesterEducation/Research58,000 sf$25 millionThe University of Rochester is building the $25 million Wegmans Hall in Rochester, N.Y. Housing the Goergen Institute for Data Science, the four-story, 58,000-sf interdisciplinary facility will provide laboratories, classrooms, collaborative work zones, a large auditorium, and faculty and staff offices. LEED Silver sustainable design will be sought for the project, which will be dedicated in October of 2016 with occupancy expected in winter of 2017. 6/2016
University of Colorado HealthMedical Center153,000 sf$185 millionUniversity of Colorado Health is planning to build a $185 million medical center on 22 acres in Greeley. Construction will begin in early 2017 on the $135 million UCHealth Greeley Hospital, a 153,000-sf facility providing a cardiology, surgery, emergency, and labor and delivery services. Occupancy is expected in late 2018. The project also includes the creation of the $50 million UCHealth Greeley Health Center, an outpatient medical office offering 192 exams rooms as well as laboratory and imaging suites. Construction will begin on the facility in fall of 2016 with completion expected in 2017. Additionally, UCHealth will build a $315 million hospital in the Highlands Ranch suburb of Denver; occupancy is expected in 2018. 6/2016
University of Michigan Research300,000 sf$261 millionThe University of Michigan is constructing the $261 million Biological Science Building in Ann Arbor. Designed by SmithGroup JJR and Ennead Architects, the 300,000-gsf facility will provide open, flexible laboratories for collaborative research as well as classrooms, offices, and a vivarium. The building is sited adjacent to the existing Life Sciences Institute to which it will physically connect. The general contractor for the project is Barton Malow Company and completion is expected in 2018. LEED Silver sustainable design certification will be sought for the facility, which will feature chilled beams, a sophisticated HVAC system, occupancy sensors, and an exterior envelope with a rain screen that will minimize any potential air leakage from the negatively pressurized laboratories. 6/2016
University of North DakotaMedical Education318,000 sf$124 millionOne might not typically associate North Dakota with the future of medical professional education and with fair reason: It is the least populated state in America to be home to a full medical school. But that perception may soon change, thanks to the University of North Dakota’s new School of Medicine and Health Sciences facility, opening this summer, which aims to move from aging, closed, and fixed learning spaces to open and adaptive, technology-integrated, interdisciplinary spaces. 6/2016
Loma Linda University HealthHospitalLoma Linda University Health (LLUH) broke ground on the Troesh Hospital Complex in May of 2016 in Loma Linda, Calif. Designed by NBBJ, the project includes a 100-bed children's hospital tower and a 276-bed adult medical center. The complex is part of a $1.2 billion expansion that will accommodate the Wholeness Institute and a new research hub. Featuring abundant natural light and integrated healing gardens, the 16-story facility will utilize an innovative vertical earthquake isolation system which separates the building from the ground using more than 500 vertical shock absorbers. Occupancy is expected in 2020. 6/2016
Columbia UniversityResearch450,000 sfColumbia University is building the 450,000-sf Jerome L. Greene Science Center in New York City. Designed by Renzo Piano, the interdisciplinary facility will promote creative collaboration among scientists with inviting interaction areas and laboratories arranged in connected quadrants. The Greene Science Center is the first structure on Columbia's 17-acre Manhattanville campus and is funded in part by a $250 million donation. The sustainably designed project will feature sophisticated lighting controls, chilled beams, radiant flooring, a reflective roof, a high-performance building envelope, and a perimeter shading system activated by rooftop solar sensors. The nine-story building will house the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, a neuroscience research hub that will eventually accommodate 1,000 investigators. Occupancy is expected in fall of 2016. 6/2016
Johns Hopkins Medicine Hospital226,000 sf$63 millionJohns Hopkins Medicine is building a 226,000-sf facility at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. Designed by HDR, the project will provide 30,000 sf of research and laboratory space, 30,000 sf of instructional space, 50,000 sf of office and administrative space, a 20,000-sf collaboration area, a 400-seat auditorium, and a biorepository. Institutes that will occupy the building include the Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute, the Heart Institute, the Institute for Brain Protection Sciences, and the Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute. The facility is being built by Skanska USA Building at a cost of $63 million. Construction began in March of 2016 and completion is expected in March of 2018. 6/2016
University of Vermont Medical CenterMedical Center$174.9 millionThe University of Vermont Medical Center will break ground in June of 2016 on a $174.9 million inpatient building in Burlington. The facility will include two floors of mechanical space and four patient care floors offering a total of 128 private rooms. Construction will begin on the project in fall of 2016 with occupancy expected in summer of 2019. 6/2016
Yale UniversityResearch280,300 sfYale University is planning to replace the J.W. Gibbs Laboratory on its New Haven campus with the 280,300-sf Yale Science Building. Located on Science Hill, the six-story facility will feature specialized research laboratories, underground core labs, a 500-seat lecture hall, and a shared commons area. A small greenhouse and a mechanical penthouse will be located on the roof. The Yale Science Building is being designed by Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects to attain LEED Gold sustainable design certification. Construction is expected to begin on the project in June of 2016 with occupancy in fall of 2019. 5/2016

University of Texas

Rio Grande Valley

Medical Education88,260 sf$54 millionThe University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has completed construction of a $54 million medical education center in Edinburg, Texas. The 88,260-gsf facility includes two buildings sited adjacent to the Edinburg Regional Academic Health Center. A three-story structure provides clinical simulation suites, digital anatomy labs, classrooms, conference rooms, and faculty offices. A freestanding single-story building houses study rooms, a student lounge, an auditorium, and a library learning center. Construction began on the project in July of 2014 and occupancy is expected in fall of 2016 5/2016
University of California, IrvineBiosafety Training Lab1,600 sfThe University of California, Irvine celebrated the official opening of its biosafety training lab in May of 2016. The BSL-3 facility has been designated as an approved instructional center by the National Institutes of Health’s National Biosafety & Biocontainment Training Program. The 1,600-sf lab was constructed in 2015 solely for the purpose of biosafety training and is the first of its kind in the United States. It has been used by the inspectors of the Centers for Disease Control’s Select Agent Program and is the official biocontainment training lab for the University of California system. Other NIH-approved biosafety training centers include those at Kansas State University and Kent State University. 5/2016
Mercy Health Medical Center$271 millionMercy Health is planning to build a $271 million medical center in Muskegon, Mich. Designed by HGA Architects and Engineers to increase patient care efficiencies, the nine-story, 267-bed tower will consolidate inpatient services in a single location as well as housing an emergency department, a trauma center, and surgical suites. In the design process, two-dimensional modeling of each floor progressed to architectural designs and then to full-scale models to enhance the success of lean operational strategies. Construction will begin on the facility in September of 2016 with occupancy in February of 2019. 5/2016
UC San Francisco Research$185 millionThe University of California, San Francisco is planning to build the Weill Institute for Neurosciences on its Mission Bay campus. The facility will provide both research laboratories and clinical space, and is supported by a donation of $185 million by Sanford and Joan Weill. Accommodating 45 principal investigators, the collaborative project will integrate the disciplines of neurology, neuroscience, genomics, chemistry, computer science, psychiatry, and engineering. The center will house the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) and the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases. Occupancy is expected in late 2019. 5/2016
University of MichiganHealth Center313,000 sf$175 millionUniversity of Michigan Health System is planning to begin construction in 2017 on the $175 million Brighton Health Center. The two-story, 313,000-sf ambulatory care facility will house a comprehensive musculoskeletal center, an infusion therapy clinic, surgical suites, a sleep lab, a radiation oncology center, and over 40 adult and pediatric medical specialties. Occupancy is expected in fall of 2018. 5/2016
UConnHospital381,309 sf$326 millionUConn Health opened a $326 million tower in April of 2016 at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. The 11-story, 381,309-sf facility provides 169 private inpatient rooms as well as an emergency department, an intensive care unit, and a surgical center. Designed to promote patient privacy and prevent infection transmission, the project was constructed with leading-edge medical and operational technologies to optimize the delivery of integrated patient care. 5/2016
Loyola UniversityResearch and Education225,000 sf$137 millionLoyola University Chicago opened the $137 million Center for Translational Research and Education in April of 2016. Created in partnership with Trinity Health, the five-story, 225,000-sf facility provides teaching and research space for the Stritch School of Medicine, the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, and Loyola University Health System. The center was designed to promote interaction and collaboration and includes two two-story atriums, a 90-seat seminar room, a 265-seat auditorium, and open labs for the study of epidemiology, public health, bioinformatics, nursing, and health sciences. Ground was broken on the project in August of 2013. LEED Gold sustainable design certification will be sought for the facility. 5/2016
University of PennsylvaniaResearch78,000 sf$68.6 millionThe University of Pennsylvania dedicated the $68.6 million Stephen A. Levin Building in April of 2016 in Philadelphia. Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the six-story, 78,000-sf facility accommodates collaborative research in the neural and behavioral sciences. The interdisciplinary project connects two existing structures and houses classrooms, laboratories, offices, study areas, interaction space, and a 170-seat auditorium. A minimum of LEED Silver sustainable certification will be sought for the facility, which features a metal mesh sunshade façade, a bioswale, and a green roof. Construction manager P. Agnes began work on the project in spring of 2014. 5/2016
University of Miami Health SystemMedical Center206,000 sf$145 millionUniversity of Miami Health System is building the $145 million Lennar Foundation Medical Center in Coral Gables, Fla. Designed by Perkins+Will, the five-story, 206,000-sf ambulatory care facility will accommodate specialty medical clinics for the Miller School of Medicine, including the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, as well as offering outpatient surgery, urgent care, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, and physical therapy. The general contractor for the project is OHL-Arellano Construction. Completion is expected in fall of 2016. LEED sustainable design certification will be sought for the facility. 5/2016
Roswell Park Cancer InstituteClinical Sciences142,000 sf$50.5 millionRoswell Park Cancer Institute completed construction in April of 2016 on the $50.5 million Clinical Sciences Center in Buffalo, N.Y. Designed by FXFowle Architects, the 11-story, 142,000-sf project features an expanded chemotherapy clinic, a women's health center, research space, and patient care clinics. The facility also houses academic and administrative offices for physicians, researchers, and staff. The Clinical Sciences Center is located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and was built by LeChase Construction. 5/2016
Carolinas HealthCare SystemCancer Institute260,000 sf$125 millionCarolinas HealthCare System will begin construction in early 2017 on a $125 million expansion of the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, N.C. A seven-story, 260,000-sf outpatient center will be built adjacent to the Institute's existing headquarters to provide additional space for oncology clinics, infusion therapy suites, and specialty pharmacy services. 5/2016
University of MississippiEducation151,569 sf$63 millionThe University of Mississippi is constructing the $63 million School of Medicine in Jacksonville. Located at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the five-story, 151,569-sf facility will feature flexible, technology-rich classrooms designed for ease of conversion between lecture-style instruction and team-based learning sessions. The project will also include tiered auditoriums, a variety of study areas, and a dedicated floor for simulation laboratories. Ground was broken on the project in early 2013 and completion is expected in spring of 2017. 5/2016
Robert Wood Johnson University HospitalHospital100,000 sfRobert Wood Johnson University Hospital will begin construction in summer of 2016 on a 100,000-sf project in New Brunswick. Two new facilities totaling 50,000 sf will be constructed and 50,000 sf in the existing hospital will undergo renovation. The expansion will allow more space for emergency and intensive care as well as accommodating preoperative services. Completion is expected by summer of 2018. The project is part of a master facilities plan to strategically increase capacity on the academic medical center campus. 5/2016
MedStar Georgetown University HospitalHospital477,000 sf$567 millionMedStar Georgetown University Hospital will begin construction by early 2017 on a $567 million expansion and renovation of its Washington campus. A new six-story, 477,000-sf surgical pavilion will feature private inpatient rooms and an expanded emergency department, and existing hospital facilities will undergo renovation. Completion is expected by 2020. The project team includes architectural firm Shalom Baranes Associates, interior designer HKS, and developer Trammell Crow. 5/2016
Oregon Health & Sciences UniversityResearch and Healthcare320,000 sf$349 millionOregon Health & Sciences University began construction in January of 2016 on the $349 million Center for Health and Healing South in Portland, Ore. Designed by ZGF Architects and built by Hoffman Construction, the project includes a 14-story medical building and a 10-story mixed-use facility. The $160 Knight Cancer Institute will also be built on the South Waterfront Campus. The seven-story, 320,000-sf facility was designed by SRG Partnership to provide biomedical research laboratories and space for clinical trials. Both projects are expected to reach completion in July of 2018. 4/2016
Banner HealthAcademic Medical Center670,000 sf$500 millionBanner Health began site work in March of 2016 for a $500 million hospital in Tucson. The project will include a nine-story, 670,000-sf tower and an adjacent outpatient clinic. Completion is expected in mid-2019. Banner Health merged with the University of Arizona Health Network in 2015, and Banner-University Medical Center is the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center. 4/2016
Westchester Medical CenterMedical Center280,000 sf$230 millionWestchester Medical Center will break ground in June of 2016 on a $230 million outpatient pavilion in Valhalla, N.Y. Built by Skanska USA, the eight-story, 280,000-sf facility will include a heart and vascular institute, an imaging center, an ambulatory surgical center, clinical space, and a 20,000-sf expansion for the adjacent hospital with private inpatient rooms. Completion is expected in 2018. 4/2016
Case Western Reserve UniversityEducation487,000 sf$515 millionCase Western Reserve University is partnering with the Cleveland Clinic to build the $515 million Health Education Campus in Cleveland. Designed by Foster + Partners of London, the four-story, 487,000-sf facility will provide technology-rich classrooms, simulation labs, and auditorium space for interdisciplinary medical education programs. Ground was broken on the project in October of 2015 with completion expected by summer of 2019. The general contractors for the Health Education Campus are Turner Construction and Donley's. 4/2016
University of Texas Medical BranchHospital$438 millionThe University of Texas Medical Branch dedicated the $438 million Jennie Sealy Hospital in Galveston in February of 2016. Housing 310 private inpatient rooms, the 12-story tower provides 20 operating rooms, including a neurosurgery suite with an integrated MRI. The hospital also accommodates a 54-bed ICU and a 28-bed outpatient surgery unit. Construction began on the project in April of 2012. 4/2016
Our Lady of the Lake Medical CenterHospital350,000 sf$230 millionOur Lady of the Lake Medical Center broke ground in February of 2016 on a $230 million children's hospital in Baton Rouge. Providing advanced pediatric care and research facilities, the six-story, 350,000-sf project will include an emergency department, laboratories, surgical suites, inpatient rooms, and a dedicated hematology and oncology unit. An adjacent four-story, 95,000-sf medical office building will offer clinical space for pediatric medical specialties. Completion is expected in late 2018.4/2016
University of Nebraska Medical CenterCancer Center252,000 sf$323 millionThe University of Nebraska Medical Center is building the $323 million Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha. The project includes construction of a 10-story, 252,000-sf research tower with 98 laboratories, as well as a seven-story, 325,000-sf treatment facility with 108 inpatient beds and a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic. The center is being created in association with The Nebraska Medical Center. Construction began on the public-private project in May of 2013 and completion is expected in spring of 2017. 4/2016
Lexington Medical CenterHospital545,000 sf$430 millionLexington Medical Center will begin construction in early summer of 2016 on an eight-story, 545,000-sf tower on its hospital campus in West Columbia, S.C. Designed by Perkins+Will, the $430 million expansion will accommodate 176 new inpatient beds as well as space for critical care, intensive care, surgery, and labor and delivery. The project will include renovation of existing hospital facilities as well as construction of a parking garage and a medical office building. Completion is expected in late 2018. 3/2016
Wake Forest Baptist HealthMedical Center$47 millionWake Forest Baptist Health is expanding the campus of Davie Medical Center in Bermuda Run, N.C. The $47 million addition will provide 50 inpatient beds as well as clinical space for geriatric and joint replacement services. Ground was broken on the project in December of 2015 and occupancy is expected in spring of 2017. 2/2016
Texas A&M UniversityResearch20,000 sf$12.6 millionTexas A&M University broke ground on the $12.6 million Human Clinical Research Facility in January of 2016. Located on the west campus in Canyon, Texas, the 20,000-sf project will accommodate clinical trials and programs for the College of Education and Human Development. Designed by PBK Architects, the facility will house the Exercise and Sport Nutrition Laboratory and the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity. The two-story project will provide wet labs and offices, 12 beds for overnight clinical studies, an atrium, and areas for rehabilitation, training, and assessment. Completion is expected in 2017. 2/2016
Kettering Health NetworkCancer Center120,000 sf$49 millionKettering Health Network is building a $49 million comprehensive cancer center on its main hospital campus in Kettering, Ohio. Ground was broken in May of 2015 on the patient-centric facility, which will provide advanced cancer treatment technologies in a serene interior environment. The general contractor for the five-story, 120,000-sf project is Danis Building Construction. Completion is expected in late 2016. 1/2016
Methodist University HospitalHospital440,000 sf$275 millionMethodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has selected Turner Construction as the general contractor for a $275 million expansion of the Methodist University Hospital campus in Memphis, Tenn. Designed by HKS and Self + Tucker Architects, the project includes the creation of a 440,000-sf addition which will be delivered using an overbuild technique to construct a new patient tower on top of the existing emergency department. Turner will implement Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the facility's construction, which will begin in early 2016. 1/2016
Baylor College of MedicineMedical Campus$1.1 billionBaylor St. Luke’s is building a $1.1 billion medical campus in Houston. Created by Catholic Health Initiatives and Baylor College of Medicine, the project includes a $917 million, 650-bed hospital with two bed towers as well an ambulatory care complex and laboratories for basic and translational research. The 27.5-acre McNair Campus will enable Baylor St. Luke’s to consolidate clinical services currently located at the Texas Medical Center and will also be the future site of the Texas Heart Institute. Ground will be broken in early 2016 on the second inpatient tower, for which HKS is the architect of record. Completion of the entire hospital is expected in 2019. 1/2016
Medical College of WisconsinAdministration225,000 sf$58 millionThe Medical College of Wisconsin will break ground in spring of 2016 on a $58 million administrative building in Wauwatosa. Designed by Flad Architects with C.G. Schmidt as construction manager, the 225,000-sf facility will stand approximately seven stories high and will house up to 1,200 faculty and staff members. Completion is expected in fall of 2017. 1/2016
University of Kansas Medical Center Education171,000 sf$75 millionThe University of Kansas Medical Center began construction in fall of 2015 on the $75 million Health Education Building in Kansas City. Serving as the primary teaching facility for the schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions, the 171,000-sf building will provide advanced simulation training suites and flexible, technology-rich learning spaces to support emerging healthcare pedagogies and interprofessional education programs. The project team includes CO Architects, Helix Architecture + Design, construction manager McCown Gordon, and Henderson Engineers. Completion is expected in 2017. 1/2016
Sanford Health Cancer Center58,000 sf$30 million Sanford Health began building the $30 million Edith Sanford Breast Center in fall of 2015 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Designed by Architecture Incorporated, the three-story, 48,000-sf facility will provide space for clinical trials, a core lab for genomics research, a biobank, a multidisciplinary conference center, and a comprehensive range of services including mammography and surgery. The project includes 27,000 sf of renovated space in the adjoining Sanford Cancer Center and 58,000 sf of new construction. Henry Carlson Company began building the facility in July of 2014 and occupancy is expected in August of 2016. 12/2015
University of Utah Health CareAcute Care Unit30,000 sfUniversity of Utah Health Care opened a new inpatient wing at University Hospital in Salt Lake City in December of 2015. The 30,000-sf Acute Care Unit provides a total of 38 rooms arranged in three self-contained pods designed for maximum efficiency. The facility is located on the fifth floor of the hospital and was designed and built in just nine months in order to meet the demand for acute inpatient services. 12/2015
University of KentuckyResearch306,000 sf$265 millionThe University of Kentucky has selected HGA Architects and Engineers to design the $265 million Science Research Building 2 in Lexington. Featuring open labs with collocated computational and wet bench space, the collaborative 306,000-sf facility will support research on cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and substance abuse. The project team includes Jacobs Engineering Group and Affiliated Engineers with Champlin Architecture as executive architect and architect of record. Construction will begin in February of 2016 with completion expected in spring of 2018. 11/2015
Indiana University School of Medicine Education145,000 sf$61.2 millionIndiana University School of Medicine broke ground in October of 2015 on a $61.2 million facility in Evansville. The 145,000-gsf building is being created in collaboration with the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Evansville, and will possibly also provide space for Ivy Tech Community College. The project will include classrooms, simulation space, and laboratories for teaching and research. Completion is expected in late 2017. 11/2015
Indiana University Medical School Evansville campus Education 145,000 sf$61 millionThe groundbreaking for the new Indiana University Medical School Evansville campus is planned for 10 a.m. Oct. 23. Although planners estimate the building to be completed by late 2017, Vice President of Finance and Administration Steve Bridges said students probably won’t be able to study at the new campus until the spring of 2018.The university’s Board of Trustees decided to move forward with planning the medical school in July 2015. The Commission of Higher Education approved the multi-institutional project of building the IU medical campus downtown Evansville at a meeting in Aug. 2015. 10/2015
State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University Project Type: Expansion, Renovation155,734 sf$63 millionIn response to evolving needs and changing research emphases, a major addition to the Institute for Human Performance (IHP) at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University expands the research focus beyond human activity and rehabilitation to encompass exploration of disorders of the nervous system, including behavioral disorders, such as ADHD; diseases of the eye; and neurodegenerative diseases, such as ALS, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. The block-long, five-story Neuroscience Research Building doubles the size of the 1990s-era IHP and creates a single interdisciplinary science community.
Michigan State UniversityResearch162,800 sf$88.1 millionMichigan State University broke ground in June of 2015 on an $88.1 million biomedical research facility in the Grand Rapids Innovation Park. The six-story, 162,800-sf project will provide the College of Human Medicine with open labs to support up to 44 research teams. Designed by SmithGroupJJR with Ellenzweig as laboratory design consultant, the facility will feature core labs for flow cytometry, bioinformatics, microscopy, and long-term storage. The project is being built by a joint venture of Rockford Construction and Clark Construction Company. Completion is expected in fall of 2017. 6/2015
Loma Linda University HealthHealth Care and Education 150,000 sf Loma Linda University Health is building a health care and education center in San Bernardino, Calif. Created in partnership with San Manuel Gateway College, the 150,000-sf facility will accommodate certificate programs in nursing, medical and dental assisting, phlebotomy, and insurance coding. The project will include a multi-specialty clinic operated by Social Action Community Health System and is funded in part by a $10 million donation from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Occupancy is expected in spring of 2016. 6/2015
Banner-University Medical CenterHospital689,000 sf$400 millionBanner-University Medical Center is planning to begin construction in early 2016 on a $400 million inpatient tower in Tucson. Designed by Shepley Bulfinch and GLHN Architects and Engineers, the 11-story, 689,000-sf facility will initially provide 240 private patient rooms, with two floors of shell space to accommodate 96 additional beds as needed. The project will also include 22 operating rooms, advanced imaging suites, and public areas. The tower will be built by a partnership of Sundt Construction and DPR Construction. Occupancy is expected in 2019. Two floors in the existing Diamond Children’s Medical Center will also be renovated, and the existing hospital building will be repurposed as administrative space. 6/2015
University of Virginia Medical CenterEducation46,000 sf$25 millionThe University of Virginia Medical Center is building a 46,000-sf education, imaging, and conference facility on its Charlottesville campus. Designed by CO Architects of Los Angeles in association with Train & Partners Architects, the $25 million Education Resource Center will physically connect the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center with the existing parking garage. The four-story facility will house simulation laboratories for medical training, diagnostic imaging suites, multipurpose learning spaces, and offices. LEED Silver sustainable design certification will be sought for the building, which will feature a high-performance façade and a green roof. Construction began in May of 2015 and completion is expected in 2016. 6/2015
Indiana UniversityHealth ComplexIU Health, Indiana University, and IU Bloomington Hospital are partnering to create a new regional academic health center. Located adjacent to the IU Technology Park, the project includes construction of a replacement facility for IU Health Bloomington Hospital and an instructional building for the Indiana University School of Medicine. The regional academic health complex will promote collaboration between faculty, researchers, clinicians, medical staff, and students. Design work will begin in late spring of 2015. 4/2015
Mercer University School of Medicine30,000 sf$18 millionMercer University School of Medicine is engaged in an $18 million expansion of its Savannah campus at Memorial University Medical Center. Allowing an increase in enrollment from 160 to 240 students, the project includes renovation of 26,500 sf in the Hoskins Center for Biomedical Research to create updated classrooms, offices, labs, and library space. A 31,000-sf addition will be constructed to provide exam rooms for clinical training, simulation labs, tutorial rooms, student study spaces, and a student lounge. Ground was broken on the project in October of 2014 and completion is expected in February of 2016. 4/2015
Johns Hopkins UniversityResearch170,000 sf$59 million - leased Johns Hopkins University will lease 115,000 sf in a new laboratory building under construction in Baltimore. The $59 million, 170,000-sf facility is being built by Forest City Enterprises in partnership with East Baltimore Development Inc. and will feature advanced LED lighting systems installed by GB Energie LED and Revolution Lighting Technologies. Construction began on the project in November of 2014 and completion is expected in July of 2016. The lease will provide Johns Hopkins with consolidated research space for the commercialization of life sciences discoveries.4/2015
University of WashingtonAnimal Facility83,000 sf$123.5 millionThe University of Washington is building the $123.5 million Animal Research and Care Facility in Seattle. Housing the Department of Comparative Medicine, the 83,000-sf subterranean structure will accommodate rodents, pigs, dogs, and non-human primates. Comprising two floors of approximately 40,000 sf each, the facility will provide labs, procedure rooms, imaging suites, cage and equipment wash, storage, and support. Construction began in early 2015 and occupancy is expected in August of 2017. 4/2015
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolAnimal FacilityA new animal facility at the University of Massachusetts Medical School features more efficient cage handling and cleaning, interstitial catwalks for maintenance, and a dual-corridor layout that minimizes contamination, all of which are best practices for decision-making and design, according to Jerry Silverman, director of the university’s Department of Animal Medicine, and laboratory/animal facility planner Josh Meyer. The Albert Sherman Center, the third such facility to be opened on the campus, contains several of these improvements over its predecessors. 4/2015
Missouri State UniversityHealth Care50,000 sf$19.5 millionMissouri State University is building the $19.5 million O’Reilly Clinical Health Sciences Center in Springfield. The 50,000-sf facility will provide a multidisciplinary health clinic, medical skills training labs, simulation suites, classrooms, offices, and space for nursing and occupational therapy programs. Construction began on the project in July of 2014 and completion is expected in fall of 2015. 4/2015
Oklahoma State UniversitySimulation223,000 sf$45 millionOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences will begin construction in summer of 2015 on the $45 million Medical Academic and Simulation Center in Tulsa. The four-story, 223,000-sf facility will include classrooms, clinical skills labs, a lecture hall, conference space, and a five-story parking garage. A hospital simulation center will include an emergency room, a surgical suite, a birthing room, an ambulance bay, and an intensive care unit to support advanced medical training. The project team includes Dewberry Architects and construction manager Flintco. Completion is expected in late 2017. 4/2015
Northwestern UniversityResearch600,000 sfNorthwestern University will begin construction in mid-2015 on the 12-story Biomedical Research Center in Chicago. Designed by Perkins+Will, the collaborative 600,000-sf facility will support research on cancer, heart disease, neurodegenerative disorders, and genetics for the Feinberg School of Medicine. The Biomedical Research Center will house nine laboratory floors of approximately 45,000 sf each with integrated offices for principal investigators. LEED Silver sustainable design certification will be sought for the project, which will be built to accommodate an additional 18 floors of vertical expansion for a total build-out of 1.2 million sf. 4/2015
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityEducation200,000 sf$132 millionThe 12-story McGlothlin Medical Education Center at Virginia Commonwealth University houses classrooms, office space, and simulation facilities that shift the focus away from lecture-based learning and towards experiential learning. The 25,000-sf Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety—a state-of-the-art facility serving medical students, residents, and continuing medical education students in both the Simulation and Standardized Patient programs—occupies two floors. Another two floors are dedicated to the Massey Cancer Center’s research pavilions, as well as space for structural biology. The simulation suites mirror where students will work as physicians: exam rooms, intensive care units, and surgical suites. 4/2015
Missouri State University Education50,000 sf$19.5 millionMissouri State University is building the $19.5 million O’Reilly Clinical Health Sciences Center in Springfield. The 50,000-sf facility will provide a multidisciplinary health clinic, medical skills training labs, simulation suites, classrooms, offices, and space for nursing and occupational therapy programs. Construction began on the project in July of 2014 and completion is expected in fall of 2015. 4/2015
Carle-Illinois College of MedicineEducationThe University of Illinois is planning to construct the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine in Urbana. Developed in partnership with Carle Health System, the project will be the nation’s first engineering-based medical school and will support a progressive pedagogy designed to foster innovation. This ground-breaking approach will integrate the University’s assets in engineering, technology, and supercomputing with Carle’s comprehensive health care resources. 3/2015
Mercy Health SystemHospital890,000 sf$465 millionMercy Health System will open the $465 million Mercy Hospital Joplin in March of 2015 in Joplin, Mo. Replacing St. John’s Mercy Regional Medical Center, which was demolished by a tornado, the new hospital was delivered in just 46 months by McCarthy Building Companies using Building Information Modeling (BIM). Completed under budget and in less than half the time of a conventionally built facility, the 890,000-sf Mercy Hospital Joplin comprises a nine-story inpatient tower and a five-story clinical tower. Offering 205 beds in private rooms, the hospital will provide critical care, labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care, surgery, behavioral health, and rehabilitation services. The project was designed by HKS and Archimages with Heideman & Associates as MEP Engineer. 3/2015
University of Kansas Hospital Hospital300,000 sf$280 millionThe University of Kansas Hospital broke ground on the $280 million Cambridge North Patient Tower in March of 2015 in Kansas City. The seven-story, 300,000-sf facility will provide 92 beds, 12 operating rooms, an intensive care unit, and clinical space for neurology and surgical oncology. The project architect is Cannon Design and the general contractor is J.E. Dunn Construction. Occupancy is expected in 2017. 3/2015
Shriners Hospital for Children Medical CenterHospital110,000 sf$47 millionGround was broken in March of 2015 on the $47 million Shriners Hospital for Children Medical Center in Lexington. The five-story, 110,000-sf facility is sited on the campus of the University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare will lease the top two floors to provide clinical space for ophthalmology. Shriners’ pediatric orthopaedic services will be housed in 60,000 sf on the first three floors. The medical center will provide 20 patient exam rooms, a motion analysis lab, two surgical suites, and rehabilitation facilities. The sustainably designed project will feature geothermal heating and cooling, occupancy sensors, LED lighting, and a building automation system. Completion of the ambulatory care facility is expected in January of 2017. 3/2015
The University of Chicago Medicine and Biological SciencesParking Garage, Office Space Addition~800,000 sf$80 millionTo help alleviate parking pressures for the Center for Care & Discovery and the medical campus as a whole, the Medical Center is constructing a eight-story garage at 57th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. The new garage is an approximately ~800,000 GSF , poured in place, post tensioned, concrete structure. The building includes ~1,800 spaces with a second floor bridge connection with patient drop off into CCD, ~60,000 GSF ground floor shell space, ~45,000 GSF Lower Level Loading Dock and Tunnel with connection into CCD, ~1,500 GSF ground floor oxygen tank farm, a structure partially hardened to allow for the future construction of an 8 story Medical Office Building above a portion of the top floor. 3/2015
UF Health ShandsHospital500,000 sf$415 millionUF Health Shands Hospital broke ground on a $415 million expansion in January of 2015. The eight-story, 500,000-sf facility was designed by Flad Architects as two connecting towers providing 120 heart and vascular beds and 96 neuromedicine beds in private patient rooms. The project team includes Skanska USA and Affiliated Engineers, Inc. Completion is expected in 2018. 2/2015
Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth UniversityHospital640,000 sf$168 millionChildren's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University is building a $168 million outpatient pavilion. Consolidating all outpatient pediatric services in a single location, the 15-story, 640,000-sf facility will provide 72 exam rooms, faculty offices, a surgical area with two operating rooms and two procedure rooms, and areas for diagnostic testing, imaging, and laboratory services. The project architect is HKS and the general contractor is Skanska. Construction began on the project in September of 2012 and occupancy is expected in 2016. 1/2015
Sanford HealthHospital1,200,000 sf$500 millionSanford Health is building the $500 million Fargo Medical Center in North Dakota. Designed by HKS Architects of Dallas, the 11-story, 384-bed hospital will provide cardiac care, women's health, pediatrics, orthopedics, and neurosurgery. The 1.2 million-sf facility will also include a 51-bay emergency department, 32 operating rooms, a trauma center, and adult and pediatric intensive care units. Mortenson Construction was awarded a $340 million contract to build the facility and work began on the project in summer of 2012. Completion is expected in 2017. 1/2015
University of Kansas Hospital300,000 sf$279 millionThe University of Kansas Hospital is planning to construct the $279 million Cambridge North Tower in Kansas City. The 300,000-sf project will provide 92 inpatient beds, 28 ICU beds, 12 operating rooms, and cancer laboratories. The facility will include clinical space for neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, and ear, nose, and throat programs. Occupancy is expected in 2017. 12/2014
University of California, San Francisco Medical CenterHospital$1.5 billionThe University of California, San Francisco Medical Center will open its $1.5 billion hospital complex at Mission Bay in February of 2015. The project comprises the Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, the Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital, and the Bakar Cancer Hospital. The 289-bed complex is designed to support the integration of biomedical research with patient care and features advanced imaging suites, a helipad, and a fleet of robotic couriers to deliver supplies, meals, and medications. LEED Gold sustainable design certification will be sought for the project, which has been under construction since December of 2010. 12/2014
Missouri State UniversityEducation55,000 sf$14.1 millionMissouri State University is building the $14.1 million O’Reilly Clinical Health Science Center in Springfield. The 55,000-sf facility will provide medical training labs, mannequin simulation suites, classrooms, offices, group study areas, and a multidisciplinary health clinic. The general contractor for the project is DeWitt & Associates. Completion is expected in fall of 2015. 12/2014
Wake Forest Baptist Medical CenterEducation168,000 sq. ft.$50 millionWake Forest Baptist Medical Center will begin construction in early 2015 on a $50 million instructional facility for the School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C. Located in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, the 168,000-sf building is designed to support one of the most advanced medical school curriculums in the country and will include technology-rich clinical simulation suites, small group learning spaces, an anatomy lab, offices, and meeting rooms. Occupancy is expected in July of 2016. The project developer is Wexford Science + Technology, LLC. 12/2014
University of Missouri-St. Louis Patient Care48,000 sq. ft.$17 millionThe University of Missouri-St. Louis will begin construction in early 2015 on the $17 million Patient Care Center. The 48,000-sf facility will provide individual and group learning areas for the colleges of Optometry and Nursing and 35,000 sf of clinical space for eye and primary care. Designed by HOK, the project features student-faculty consultation rooms located within each of the four clinical areas. Occupancy is expected in summer of 2016. 11/2014
Ohio State University Medical CenterCancer Center$1 billionOhio State University Medical Center dedicated the $1 billion James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in Columbus in November of 2014. Designed for the delivery of personalized, genomics-based therapies, the 21-story tower features biomedical labs integrated into inpatient floors to provide true bench-to-bedside translational research and treatment. The hospital provides 14 technology-rich operating rooms, a 15-bed emergency department, and a radiation oncology center with seven vaults. The 276-bed facility is the third largest cancer hospital in the United States and is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center. Ground was broken on the project in June of 2010. 11/2014
Michigan State UniversityBio Engineering130,000 sf$61 millionMichigan State University is constructing the $61 million Bio Engineering Facility in East Lansing. Designed to support interdisciplinary biomedical research, the 130,000-sf building will provide open laboratories and offices for faculty from the colleges of Engineering, Human Medicine, and Natural Science. The sustainably designed facility will be physically connected to the existing Clinical Center C-Wing and Life Sciences B-Wing with proximity to the Radiology Building. Ground was broken on the project in June of 2013 with occupancy expected in fall of 2015. 11/2014
University of OttawaResearch150,000 sf$57 millionThe University of Ottawa opened the Advanced Research Complex in October of 2014. The $57 million interdisciplinary facility houses the Centre for Advanced Photonics and features a 44-ton accelerator mass spectrometer. Designed by COLE+Associates Architects, the five-story, 150,000-sf project was built with four vibration-resistant floating floors to accommodate advanced research in geoscience and nanophotonics. LEED Silver sustainable design certification will be sought for the facility, which was built by Pomerleau. 10/2014
University of Virginia School of MedicineResearchThe University of Virginia School of Medicine dedicated the Ivy Foundation Translational Research Building in October of 2014. Located in the Fontaine Research Park in Charlottesville, the collaborative, interdisciplinary facility will house twelve scientific programs and a clinical research unit for the creation of advanced biomedical therapies. Construction of the project is funded in part by a $45 million donation from the Ivy Foundation. 10/2014
University of ArizonaResearch245,000 sf$136 millionThe University of Arizona broke ground in October of 2014 on the $136 million Biosciences Partnership Building. Located on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, the 10-story, 245,000-sf facility was designed by CO Architects and Ayers Saint Gross to support collaborative biomedical research. Providing wet and dry labs as well as computational space, the transdisciplinary project is being built by DPR and Sundt Construction. Completion is expected in early 2017. 10/2014
University of PennsylvaniaEducation78,000 sf$68.6 millionThe University of Pennsylvania is constructing the $68.6 million Neural and Behavioral Sciences Building in Philadelphia. Designed by SmithGroup, the six-story interdisciplinary facility will support collaborative research in biology and psychology and will connect two existing structures. The 78,000-gsf building will house classrooms, research labs, offices, study areas, an auditorium, and interaction space. A minimum of LEED Silver sustainable certification will be sought for the facility, which will feature a metal mesh sunshade façade and a green roof. Site work began on the project in spring of 2014 and occupancy is expected by fall of 2016. 9/2014
Central Michigan UniversityEducation46,000 sf$25 millionCentral Michigan University is constructing a $25 million facility for the College of Medicine in Saginaw. The two-story, 46,000-sf project is expected to attain LEED Silver sustainable design certification and will provide classrooms, procedure training rooms, offices, a student commons, and a library. The general contractor is Barton Malow and completion is expected in May of 2015. The project represents the first phase of CMU's $46.5 million College of Medicine East Campus, which is being created in partnership with Covenant HealthCare and St. Mary's of Michigan. 9/2014
Buffalo Niagara Medical CampusEducation350,000 sfThe 350,000-sf Conventus facility is under construction in Buffalo, N.Y. The seven-story building will provide clinical, office, and research space and is strategically located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to support collaboration with academic and industry partners. The project team includes Kideney Architects, construction manager LPCiminelli, Siracuse Engineers, M/E Engineering, and C&S Companies. LEED Gold sustainable design certification will be sought for the facility. Completion is expected in spring of 2015. 9/2014
University of Iowa Research200,000 sfThe University of Iowa completed construction of the $126 million Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building in July of 2014 in Iowa City. The six-story, 200,000-sf facility provides advanced research laboratories for faculty from the UI Carver College of Medicine. The interdisciplinary project was designed by Gwathmey-Siegel in collaboration with Rohrbach & Associates with Payette as laboratory design consultant. The facility was built by Walsh Construction and includes wet labs, advanced imaging suites, a vivarium, a linear accelerator, offices, and an outdoor classroom. The University of Iowa Diabetes Research Center is located on one entire floor of the building. Aircuity's OptiNet system will be utilized to enhance indoor air quality and optimize energy efficiency, and LEED Gold sustainable design certification will be sought for the project, which features a green roof. 9/2014
Seton Medical Center at the University of TexasHospital500,000 sf$295 millionGround was broken in August of 2014 on the $295 million Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas. The 211-bed teaching hospital is located in Austin adjacent to the new Dell Medical School campus and will replace the existing University Medical Center Brackenridge. The 500,000-sf facility will be owned and operated by Seton, a subsidiary of Ascension Health. The project team includes architect HKS and general contractor JE Dunn. LEED certification will be sought for the sustainably designed hospital, which is slated for completion in 2017. 9/2014
University Hospitals Healthcare Facility52,000 sf$28 millionUniversity Hospitals will begin construction in summer of 2014 on a $28 million healthcare facility in Broadview Heights, Ohio. Sited on six acres, the 52,000-sf project will include a freestanding emergency department and outpatient care facilities providing primary and specialty care, physical therapy, surgery, women's health, pediatrics, cardiology, and laboratory services. Completion is expected in late 2016. 7/2014
The Ohio State UniversityVeterinary Medical Center57,000 sf$17 millionOhio State University will break ground in September of 2014 on a $17 million expansion and renovation of the Veterinary Medical Center in Columbus. The intensive care unit in the Hospital for Companion Animals will be renovated and a three-story, 57,000-sf addition will be built to accommodate faculty offices and conference rooms. Occupancy is expected in early 2016. The project is the first phase of a planned $30 million renovation that will include updated clinical, emergency, and surgery facilities. 7/2014
Northwestern MedicineHospital483,500 sfNorthwestern Medicine is planning to construct a replacement facility for Lake Forest Hospital in Illinois. Designed to provide flexible, patient-centered care, the 483,500-sf project will include 114 private inpatient beds, 72 outpatient care rooms, eight surgical suites, and an imaging center. LEED Silver sustainable design certification will be sought for the facility, which is slated for completion in mid-2017. 6/2014
UConn Health Center Hospital300,000 sf$203 millionUConn Health Center is building a $203 million outpatient care pavilion in Farmington, Conn. The eight-story, 300,000-sf facility will provide consolidated ambulatory care services to maximize patient convenience and will feature flexible, 120-sf exam rooms shared by different departments. The project will house the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Comprehensive Spine Center, primary care, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, women's health, neurology, rheumatology, physical therapy, urology, surgery, and imaging. LEED Silver sustainable design certification will be sought for the facility. Completion is expected in December of 2014. 6/2014
University of Kansas Medical CenterEducation$75 millionA $25 million gift from the Hall Family Foundation will jumpstart construction of a new medical education building at the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Kansas City campus. Officials indicate that the new facility, slated to open in 2017, will allow the medical center to increase its number of students. 6/2014
University of Chicago MedicineHealth Care120,000 sf$60 millionUniversity of Chicago Medicine is planning to build a $60 million health center in Orland Park, Ill. The four-story, 120,000-sf facility will provide orthopedic and radiation oncology services, as well as other medical specialties such as cardiology, gastroenterology, pediatrics, and women’s health. Occupancy is expected in 2016. 6/2014
Panola CollegeEducation76,000 sf$35 millionPanola College broke ground on the $35 million W.C. Smith Health Science Center in May of 2014 in Carthage, Texas. The 76,000-sf facility will provide science classrooms, a simulation training lab, a lecture hall, and teaching labs for programs in nursing, biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and microbiology. 6/2014
University of Colorado Research60,000 sf$10.4 million (renovation)The University of Colorado is planning to renovate an existing facility in Boulder to accommodate life sciences research. Providing vivarium and laboratory space, the 60,000-sf facility will enable several animal research programs to be consolidated in a single location. The cost of the purchasing the property is $7.5 million and the University will invest $10.4 million to renovate the building. Construction is expected to begin in spring of 2015 with occupancy in the fall. 5/2014
University of ArizonaResearch$136 millionThe University of Arizona is planning to build the $136 million Biosciences Partnership Building in Phoenix. Supporting collaborative research, the 10-story, 245,000-sf facility will be located adjacent to the university’s new cancer center currently under construction on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Construction will begin by year-end 2014 with completion expected in early 2017. 5/2014
University of WashingtonAnimal Research86,000 sf$123.5 million The University of Washington is planning to build the Animal Research and Care Facility in Seattle. The two-story, subterranean building will provide flexible housing for rodents, pigs, dogs, and non-human primates. Providing approximately 83,000 gsf below grade and 3,000 gsf above grade, the facility will include laboratories, procedure rooms, imaging suites, cage and equipment wash, storage, and other support spaces. The $123.5 million project will consolidate the University’s existing animal research operations into one centralized facility. Construction is expected to begin in 2015 and reach completion in 2017. 5/2014
Rochester Institute of TechnologyEducation45,000 sfRochester Institute of Technology broke ground on the Clinical Health Sciences Center in April of 2014 in Rochester, N.Y. Accommodating programs for the College of Health Sciences and Technology, the 45,000-sf facility will include dedicated space for the new Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition as well as housing a primary care clinic operated by Rochester General Health System. Constructed as an addition to the existing Louise M. Slaughter Hall, the two-story building will provide technology-rich lecture rooms, clinical office simulation spaces, a critical care simulation suite, clinical research space, and an atrium. Occupancy is expected in fall 2015. 5/2014
University of North DakotaEducation320,000 sf$124 millionThe University of North Dakota began site work in April of 2014 on a $124 million facility for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, N.D. The 320,000-gsf building was designed by JLG Architects working in collaboration with Perkins+Will and Steinberg Architects. Located on an 8.3-acre site, the footprint of the four-story medical school is 78,000 sf. The team of PCL Construction Services and Community Contractors will provide construction manager at risk (CMaR) services for the project. Groundbreaking is scheduled for July of 2014 and completion is expected in July of 2016. 5/2014
Medical College of WisconsinHospitalFroedert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin are building the Center for Advanced Care in Wauwatosa, Wis. The eight-story teaching hospital will enable Froedert to consolidate all surgical procedures in a single location and will house the Heart and Vascular Center, the Transplant Center, and Preoperative Outpatient Management. The facility will also provide simulation suites, anatomy labs, and team-based learning areas. The project is being built with three floors of shell space to accommodate future growth and a mechanical level. Completion is expected in fall of 2015. 5/2014
University of TexasEducation515,000 sf$334 millionThe University of Texas broke ground in April of 2014 on a $334 million campus for the Dell Medical School in Austin. The 515,000-sf project will provide teaching, research, and administrative facilities, as well as a medical office building and a parking garage. The general contractor for the campus is JE Dunn and completion is expected by fall of 2016. Project partners Seton Health and Central Health will build an adjacent teaching hospital, the $295 million, 211-bed Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas. Construction of the hospital will commence in mid-2014 with occupancy expected in 2017. 5/2014
School of Medicine at the University of South Carolina GreenvilleEducation90,0000 sf$40 millionThe three-story, 90,0000-sf Health Sciences Education building, which houses the School of Medicine at the University of South Carolina Greenville, establishes a new paradigm in health education. Funded entirely by Greenville Health System, the school is designed to fulfill its mission of collaborative learning and “patient-precise personalized care.” 4/2014
University Health SystemHospital1,000,000 sf $900 millionUniversity Health System opened the Sky Tower in San Antonio in April of 2014. The 10-story, 1 million-sf facility provides 420 private inpatient rooms, an 84-bed emergency department, 35 operating rooms, and a trauma center. LEED Gold sustainable design certification will be sought for the tower, which features robotic technology for the delivery of medical equipment. The project is part of a $900 million capital improvement plan that included construction of a new clinical pavilion on the Brady Green campus. 4/2014
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia HospitalChildren’s Hospital of Philadelphia is planning to build a new research facility in the Schuylkill district. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli and Cooper Robertson & Partners, the first phase of the project will include a tower up to 24 stories high providing dry labs, offices, and clinical research space. The facility will include a parking garage and a pedestrian bridge. 4/2014
Northern Dutchess Hospital Hospital81,000 sf$47 millionNorthern Dutchess Hospital began construction in March of 2014 on a $47 million medical pavilion in Rhinebeck, N.Y. The 81,000-sf facility will provide 40 private patient rooms, six technology-rich operating rooms, and clinical space. Completion is expected in late 2015. 4/2014
The University of California, San DiegoResearch196,000 sf$113 million The University of California, San Diego dedicated the $113 million Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility in March of 2014 in La Jolla, Calif. Designed by ZGF Architects, the 196,000-sf building provides wet bench laboratories, open lab space, lab support, offices, conference rooms, and an interaction atrium. A basement level accommodates core labs and mechanical systems. The collaborative facility is located on the School of Medicine campus and will support research in genomics, bioinformatics, neurosciences, cardiology, immunology, pathology, gastrointestinal medicine, and infectious diseases. 3/2014
University of Texas Dell Medical SchoolEducation$295 millionSeton Health is partnering with the University of Texas Dell Medical School to build a $295 million teaching hospital in Austin. General contractor JE Dunn will begin construction on the facility in mid-2014 with completion expected in 2017. The hospital will replace the existing University Medical Center Brackenridge and will be owned and operated by Seton, a subsidiary of Ascension Health. 3/2014
Lakeland Regional Medical Center Hospital300,000 sf$250 millionLakeland Regional Medical Center is planning to build a $250 million women's and children's pavilion in Lakeland, Fla. The eight-story, 300,000-sf inpatient facility will include a pediatric emergency center, a level III neonatal ICU, 12 labor and delivery suites, three surgical suites, and physician offices. The pavilion will feature private patient rooms and is slated for completion in 2017. 3/2014
University Hospital of Northern British ColumbiaHospital15,000 sf$10 millionUniversity Hospital of Northern B.C. broke ground in December of 2013 on the Northern Health Learning and Development Centre in Prince George. Developed in partnership with the Province of British Columbia, the University of Northern British Columbia, and the University of British Columbia, the $10 million project will provide a clinical simulation center, seminar rooms, a library, and video conferencing suites for advanced medical instruction and training. LEED Gold sustainable design certification will be sought for the 15,000-sf facility, which is being built by Western Industrial Contractors. Completion is expected in summer of 2014. 1/2014
Vanderbilt UniversityHospital160,000 sf$84 millionVanderbilt University is planning a four-story, 160,000-sf expansion of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in Nashville. The $84 million tower will provide one inpatient care floor, including a 36-bed pediatric ICU, and three floors of shell space. Construction will begin in 2015. 1/2014
The University of South FloridaResearch100,000 sf$50 millionThe University of South Florida broke ground on the $50 million USF Health Heart Institute in Tampa in December of 2013. The five-story, 100,000-sf facility will feature four core laboratories for basic and applied research, including regenerative medicine; pharmacology and drug discovery; bioinformatics and genomics; and integrative cell and organ physiology. The interdisciplinary project is created in partnership with Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute and is slated for completion in 2015. 1/2014
Northwestern UniversityResearch1,200,000 sf$370 millionNorthwestern University has selected Perkins+Will to design a $1 billion biomedical research facility in Chicago. Located on the former site of the Prentice Women’s Hospital, the collaborative 1.2 million-sf project will connect to the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center on multiple levels. The facility will be developed in phases with construction beginning in 2015 on the $370 million base building providing between 300,000 sf and 500,000 sf of advanced translational research space as well as an interaction atrium and a lecture hall. A second construction phase will create a tower expansion by early 2019. Renovations to 250,000 sf of existing lab space will also be completed. 1/2014
The University of Texas Medical Branch at GalvestonResearch93,000 sf$42 millionThe University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is designing a $42 million research facility to replace a building damaged by Hurricane Ike in 2008. The six-story, 93,000-sf project will provide laboratories, research support space, and mechanical areas. Construction is expected to begin by March of 2015 with completion following in summer of 2017. 1/2014