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University of Oklahoma Medical Center Hospital Expansion

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Our Project

The OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center expansion is designed to be a world-class healing facility that is at once resilient and poetic, using natural forms inspired by local geology. The only Level I Trauma Center in the State of Oklahoma, OU Medical Center consistently receives growing acute care volume. To meet this need, the new 144-bed patient tower with 32 new operating rooms was built. The building form connects the building to its site—it is an iconic reference to the wind-shaped natural formations of Oklahoma, helps reduce the visual bulk of the tower, and maximizes views toward local landmarks. Recognizing the healing power of nature, visual and physical connections to vegetated outdoor spaces are distributed throughout the project; open sightlines permeate the bed tower floors and provide visual relation to the surrounding neighborhood; and an outdoor courtyard and glazed circulation path form a seamless, light connection to the existing facility.

University of Oklahoma Medical Center Hospital Expansion

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, United States

Square Footage: 465,652

Completion Date: December 2020



We elevate the human experience and contribute to health. Perkins&Will is an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance communities. We collaborate with clients to create healthy places in which to live, learn, work, play, and heal. We’re passionate about human-centered design and committed to positively impacting people’s lives through sustainability, resilience, well-being, diversity, inclusion, and research.

Tom Reisenbichler, AIA, LEED AP

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