University of Virginia Health System University Hospital Expansion



This 168-bed expansion extends from the existing hospital with a fluid, curvilinear facade that creates a memorable entrance to the University Medical Center. A new lobby serves both the expanded emergency department and the remainder of the hospital. The new emergency department provides 82 treatment rooms organized into 7 modules of service, one of which is a pediatric unit with a dedicated waiting area and check-in. The expansion also includes an interventional platform containing 4 new operating rooms and 12 new interventional procedure rooms.

Levels 3 through 8 are designed to accommodate a 28-bed care unit, with universal rooms providing more appropriate hospital bedroom spaces for state-of-the-art care delivery. Relationships to the larger campus context are established through a welcoming entry sequence, a continuation of pedestrian-friendly landscaping, and the use of locally quarried sandstone common throughout the campus. Large expanses of glass provide sweeping views of the surrounding landscape, and lightweight shading devices manage heat gain and glare with minimum interference of patient views.

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University of Virginia Hospital Expansion 

Region: Region 3

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Square Footage: 440,000(new); 90,000(renovation)

Completion Date: 2020

Firm: Perkins&Will


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