Modernizing a Leading Medical Center
Rush University Medical Center’s transformation program invests in new technologies and buildings to improve patient care, while also reorganizing the entire Rush campus.
We provided structural design services to Perkins&Will for the multiyear redevelopment plan for this award-winning 845,000-square-foot, 14-story hospital addition; an entry pavilion that connects to the existing hospital; and the renovation of the existing hospital.
- The addition incorporates an interventional platform concept that devotes three floors to surgery, imaging and specialty procedures and allows multiple specialists to collaborate and treat patients using state-of-the-art technologies.
- The entry pavilion serves as the main entrance to both the new addition and the existing hospital. It features a three-story-high lobby area with an open-air terrarium that extends 40 feet to a rooftop garden.
- When completed in 2012, the new hospital building was the largest new construction healthcare project in the world to receive LEED Gold certification.
- Pedestrian bridges running through the pavilion improve patient conveyance and circulation by providing a direct route from the patient floors to specialists located in the new hospital.