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HOK Science + Technology

academic medical center + health sciences education facilities


It’s so comfortable (The Medical Education Commons Building). It’s the tiny details that someone obviously put a lot of thought into. It’s incredible.” Tyler Lipham College of Dental Medicine, Class of 2018 Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University


a sample of our projects currently in design or recently completed


HOK

HOK is a global provider of planning, design and delivery solutions for the built environment. Since the firm’s founding in 1955, HOK has developed into one of the world’s largest, most diverse and respected design practices. The firm employs more than 1,700 professionals linked across a global network of 23 offices on three continents.


AC A D EM I C M ED I C A L C EN T ERS : T H E C H A L L EN G E

the new model of health sciences is changing It’s changing from a focus on treatment of disease to a focus on health. An interdisciplinary model for education, research, and the practice of medicine is at the forefront of design for health sciences. Evolving trends in medicine and treatment, including translational medicine, genomic medicine and research, proteomics, and evolving patient-centered care models are shaping today’s academic medical centers.


AC A D EM I C M ED I C A L C EN T ERS : T H E C H A L L EN G E

The move towards an interdisciplinary model for health sciences education, research and patient care presents tremendous potential for whole health and wellness excellence. Design can be a vital catalyst in achieving this; creating a transformative stage for integration and collaboration. The increasing partnerships between medical health care centers, institutions conducting biological sciences research, engineering colleges, medical schools and public health agencies means there is an interdisciplinary education and training shift from a vertically integrated approach to more cross-cutting initiatives that focus on predictive, personalized and preventive care.

Number of new medical + health sciences education facilities HOK has designed in North America in the past 10 years

18


HOK is proud to be a supporter of the Association of American Medical Colleges; and we have designed teaching, research, clinical and educational facilities at more than 50 of the AAMC Member Institutions.


L E A D ERS I N H E A LT H S C I EN C E S ED U C AT I O N

Academic Health Centers around the world are re-examining their curriculums, the result of which is more integrated, interprofessional care teams of nurses, doctors and public health officials. More and more medical schools are utilizing a distributed model, in which first and second year students learn and train within a core learning facility, while third and fourth year students are assigned to regional medical centers and hospitals to complete their training. HOK is well ahead of this trend and designs technology rich, state-of-the-art distance learning environments to support students and faculty in multi-site campuses. HOK is the leader in the design of health education facilities, and recently completed or is currently designing, more than a dozen new facilities for Health Sciences education in North America, including Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy.


key trends New Learning Models Experiential Learning Continuum Classroom Flexibility Active Learning/Small Groups Lecture Animation Learning Communities Student Wellness Interprofessional Education

New Medical Education facilities should provide for Experiential Learning Opportunities wherever possible

High Fidelity Simulation Early Clinical Education Competency-Based Education Specialized Team Training Vitrtual Reality Clinical Skills + Task Training Gross Anatomy Student-focused Learning Technology Integration Lifelong/Career-long Learning

Modern Gross Anatomy facilities with ample, easily viewable screens


K E Y T R EN D S I N M ED I C A L + H E A LT H S C I EN C E S ED U C AT I O N

Learning Landscapes help support Communities of Learning in Medical Education


320,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC SILVER


M O RS A N I S C H O O L O F M ED I C I N E + H E A R T I N S T I T U T E

university of south florida Tampa, Florida This new facility in downtown Tampa integrates student-centered learning in state of the art classrooms, flexible simulation space, virtual anatomy technologies and informal learning settings around small, team-based learning pedagogies in a design that will ensure that future curriculum development is not limited by the facility.


640,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC GOLD (ANTICIPATED)


JAC O B S S C H O O L O F M ED I C I N E A N D B I O M ED I C A L S C I EN C E S

university at buffalo Buffalo, New York Located at the center of the region’s emerging bio-sciences corridor, this new medical school development will anchor a mixed-use district on campus and bring 2,000 students, faculty and staff downtown. The new center will create connections that allow students, faculty, biomedical researchers and clinicians to move easily from classroom to bedside to lab.


 uilding a new medical school is a once-in-a-lifetime B opportunity for our university and region, and a critical step in evolving the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus into an academic health center on par with those of Pittsburgh and Cleveland.� 

Michael E. Cain

Vice President of Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


JAC O B S S C H O O L O F M ED I C I N E A N D B I O M ED I C A L S C I EN C E S

After winning a global design ideas competition, HOK was selected to design the new University at Buffalo (UB) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on its downtown campus. The new medical school will help the university achieve objectives critical to the UB 2020 strategic plan and grow class size from 140 to 180, allowing for the education of more physicians, many of whom will practice in the region. With the goal of fostering collaboration and interdisciplinary care, the new academic medical center will create connections that allow students, faculty, biomedical researchers and clinicians to move easily from classroom to bedside to lab. An active learning environment will support some of the country’s most advanced specialized medical education facilities, including an expanded patient care simulation center. In response to UB’s sustainability and climate-impact reduction goals, HOK is designing for LEED Gold certification, and the building will have a facade clad with a high-performance terra-cotta rainscreen and a glass curtain wall system that brings daylight deep inside. Incorporating the NFTA Allen Street transit hub into the medical school’s ground floor provides convenient mass transit access, furthering the development of a sustainable, vibrant community.


177,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC SILVER (ANTICIPATED)


J . H A R O L D H A R R IS O N , M . D. M ED I C A L ED U C AT I O N C O M M O N S

medical college of georgia at augusta university Augusta, Georgia This new facility supports growth for both the Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry. State-of-the-art classrooms provide opportunities for robust teaching and experiential learning through the use of advanced audiovisual technology; critical to the success of the expanding College so they may connect with the Athens campus as well as the distributed sites for third and fourth year students.


J . H A R O L D H A R R IS O N , M . D. M ED I C A L ED U C AT I O N C O M M O N S

The new technology-rich, state-of-the-art classrooms in the Medical Education Commons provide opportunities for robust teaching and experiential learning through the use of advanced audiovisual technology. This instructional technology is critical for the success of the expanding College of Medicine to connect with the Athens campus as well as the distributed sites for third and fourth year students. The robust technology permeates beyond the instructional spaces throughout the entire facility and extends to the exterior spaces for ultimate connectivity. Tiered lecture halls function as lecture as well as large classrooms or accommodate small group work and TBL (Team Based Learning). A new space for this campus is the 150 seat flat floored classroom that will accommodate new pedagogies such as TBL and small group learning. Problem based learning and additional small group work is accommodated in small group rooms, as well as in Learning Communities. Informal learning and collaboration opportunities are provided for in spaces like the cafĂŠ and student study areas. These areas are spread throughout the building and range in level of activity.


194,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC SILVER


T H E C O M M O N W E A LT H M ED I C A L C O L L EG E

the commonwealth medical college Scranton, Pennsylvania HOK worked with The Commonwealth Medical College to create their vision of a freestanding medical school with no university affiliation. Within this independent structure, TCMC is able to partner with health science programs throughout the region, offering students a variety of educational experiences; preparing them to become community physicians practiced in evidence-based medicine.


This building is wonderful. It represents so much. It springs forth from solid foundations. It has already changed the landscape and it screams out proudly that TCMC is here and is pointing towards the future.� 

Dr. Lois Nora

Interim President and Dean The Commonwealth Medical College


T H E C O M M O N W E A LT H M ED I C A L C O L L EG E

In the new building, the west research wing and east educational wing surrounds a shared courtyard. The linkage between the two buildings acts as the central hub where students can gather and socialize at the grand porch, courtyard and cafĂŠ. To the east, public ground floor spaces include additional student common areas, a bookstore and lobby for the 250 seat auditorium. The Research space is 63,929 square feet and can support 16 Principal Investigators (PIs) for wet research and 4 PIs for bioinformatics. In 35 laboratories, researchers can focus on diseases that are relevant to the area, including issues with aging as well as cancers of the colon, breast and lung. The state of the art flexible labs, stairways and common areas offer ample daylight and promote interaction and collaboration. A 5,000 sq. ft. vivarium and cagewash, as well as imaging facilities, support biomedical research for students and faculty. The ground floor of the north structure contains a simulation facility with 12 mock exam rooms for standardized patients (actors portraying patients) and several suites for simulated surgical procedures using high-fidelity robotics, as well as breakout rooms and small group work areas. The gross anatomy lab is also included in this area. All simulation spaces offer high definition video for real time viewing by professors or other students, or for later review. The new buildings incorporate principals of sustainable development and garnered the facility LEED Certification.


330,000 sq. ft.


U M B H E A LT H S C I EN C E S FAC I L I T Y 3

university of maryland Baltimore, Maryland This new facility for the University’s Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy Schools is the third phase of the Health Science Facility at UMB, and is expected to help advance UMB’s position as academic research leaders, and to recruit the best faculty, students and staff. The building is sited among the three schools’ existing facilities to maximize interactions and the sharing of resources.


469,000 sq. ft.


W IS C O N S I N I N S T I T U T E S FO R M ED I C A L R E S E A R C H ( W I M R )

university of wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin In an effort to construct new health sciences research and educational facilities, WIMR was master planned and programmed to help unify the UW-Madison Medical School in the. West Campus Medical School District at UW-Madison. With Phases I and II complete, the complex replaces outdated research facilities, provides an innovative environment for supporting the next generation of medical professionals.


W IS C O N S I N I N S T I T U T E S FO R M ED I C A L R E S E A R C H ( W I M R )

UW researchers from a wide range of backgrounds occupy the WIMR, working together to study the underlying mechanisms of cancer, identifying potential treatments and cures then rapidly translating their discoveries into promising new therapies for patients at the adjacent clinic/hospital. Adjacent to UW Hospitals and Clinics, WIMR scientists can easily interact with clinicians and are within sight of the patients whose lives they hope to improve. Phase I, the East Tower, eliminates laboratory walls, places office areas close to labs, allows rapid sharing of complex equipment and facilities and includes interaction space on every floor. Alternate floors are also joined by two-story atriums to further enhance communication and collaboration. The Advanced Imaging and Radiation center, with walls and ceilings more than eight feet thick, is designed to be vibration-free. Equipment includes every imaging modality for human and animal research at the molecular level as well as a 30-ton cyclotron for production of shortlived imaging agents and computerized chemical synthesis. Complete facilities are provided for the development of state-of-the-art, threedimensional radiation oncology application development. The first floor and basement also house one of the nation’s largest rodent and primate vivaria.


112,000 sq. ft.


FA R R EL L L E A R N I N G A N D T E AC H I N G C EN T ER

washington university school of medicine St. Louis, Missouri HOK designed this educational facility to serve as the hub of this urban medical campus. The program for the Center explores the connections between the objectives of curricular changes and the quality and configuration of the spaces for learning.


30,000 sq. ft.


R E V I TA L IZ AT I O N P R O J EC T

medical college of wisconsin Wauwatosa, Wisconsin HOK provided services to renovate existing space at the Medical College of Wisconsin. An update of gross anatomy facilities, as well lecture halls; allowed for the incorporation of technology applications, outlets for laptops, seating accommodations for team-based learning and opportunities for interactive learning.


860,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC SILVER


T H E ED M O N TO N C L I N I C H E A LT H AC A D EM Y

university of alberta Edmonton, Alberta Founded on the concept of a unique health research, education and clinical care model to achieve the pressing need for health and wellness services that transcend traditional practices, the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy creates an inter-disciplinary environment for dynamic, integrated health education and research.


This clinic will provide the setting and technology to prepare students for a seamless transition into health professions uniquely distinguished by a new way of providing treatment, diagnosis and learning.� 

Brian Heidecker

University Board of Governors Chair


T H E ED M O N TO N C L I N I C H E A LT H AC A D EM Y

Located in the midst of a major regional academic centre and created through the partnership of the University of Alberta and the Capital Health Region, this new facility aims to serve as the catalyst for collaboration between all of the health sciences faculties and health regions in Northern Alberta. Providing research and instructional facilities for all health sciences faculties, including Medicine and Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Health Sciences, Agriculture/Forestry and Home Economics, the new facilities support an inter-professional approach to learning; pooling resources and eliminating existing departmental boundaries. Simulated environments provide opportunities for practice and development of clinical competence using standardized patients, task trainers, computer-based software programs, e-learning tools, gaming, high fidelity full-body mannequins, and virtual reality or immersive environments. A Rehab Robotics lab helps students explore how mechanical devices, virtual reality and advanced robotic systems can give them a better understanding of a patient’s needs, and potentially modify their rehabilitation. The robotics team includes health care specialists, computer scientists, industrial designers and mechanical and electrical engineers. This project is LEED Silver certified.


114,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC SILVER


C O L L EG E O F N U RS I N G + H E A LT H S C I EN C E S B U I L D I N G

florida international university Miami, Florida HOK assisted FIU with the achievement of its mission statement “Health and Well Being” with this new facility. Considered the gateway to FIU’s future Academic Health Sciences Center, it integrates the College of Nursing with existing allied health programs as well as the initial FIU College of Medicine facilities.


100,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC PLATINUM


R E S E A R C H + AC A D EM I C C EN T ER AT L A K E N O N A

university of florida Orlando, Florida This research and academic facility makes UF the newest collaborative partner in this Lake Nona “Medical City.� The UF College of Pharmacy relocated to this contemporary and technology-rich learning environment, and the facility houses its newly established pharmacometrics and systems pharmacology initiative within the interdisciplinary Institute of Therapeutic Innovation.


All of the HOK team have been extremely responsive to the needs of the faculty and the Lake Nona development. We have been impressed with their BIM capabilities, their team approach with the Construction Manager and the willingness to meet the goals of UF for a minimum Gold LEED building.� 

Carol J. Walker

Assistant Vice President UF Facilities Planning & Construction


R E S E A R C H + AC A D EM I C C EN T ER AT L A K E N O N A

Sited on approximately five acres directly adjacent to the Sanford Burnham Institute, the new center takes a dramatic form to represent the innovative, collaborative and life changing activities housed inside. The research areas include two floors of open laboratories consisting of large, ballroom plan island bench areas with mobile sinks and casework, supported by fume hood and BSC alcoves and other support functions at either side, and are located to maximize the views of the wooded preserve to the south. A glass wall along the inboard side of the research laboratories provides a visual connection to the office zone for faculty and graduate students. One floor is devoted specifically to research conducted in enhanced environments. The first floor of the building accommodates a state of the art conference center, consisting of a large, media-rich auditorium, break out conference rooms, and a large media-equipped lobby capable of accommodating social, academic and student events. Amenities are centrally located to support and connect the laboratories and offices. The remainder of the first floor is clinical research space operated by the Institute on Aging, an interdisciplinary group involved in the areas of research, education and health care across all UF Colleges and Departments. Passive and active design strategies through the building contributed to LEED Platinum Certification.


75,000 sq. ft.


16 5 1 PAG E M I L L R OA D R EN E WA L

stanford university school of medicine Palo Alto, California HOK designed a complete renovation of this facility to house new, highperformance research labs for the SOM’s new Technology and Innovation (TnI) Park. An exciting new flexible lab model defined within the SOM was implemented for this project, which combines wet and dry biomedical and bioengineering bench space with bioinformatics in a home base lab approximately twice the size of the park’s previous models.


820,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC GOLD


A DVA N C ED H E A LT H S C I EN C E S PAV I L I O N

cedars-sinai medical center Los Angeles, California Cedars-Sinai is dedicated to providing the best possible care for its patients. HOK guided project planners at Cedars to realize the path to profound change in their organization would come through a translational facility that would combine patient care, clinical offices, research, physician education and training.


A DVA N C ED H E A LT H S C I EN C E S PAV I L I O N

Utilizing an incredibly flexible model, the facility was planned and designed to provide outpatient procedure services in Cardiac Care and Neuroscience. Attracting and retaining the “triple-threat� physicians (educator/researcher/physician) is a primary mission of Cedars-Sinai. The facility provides for procedure suites, clinic/office space, and research facilities, as well as a training center with a simulation center and debrief rooms. Every doctor assigned to this facility is an active researcher and practicing physician; able to directly apply their research into highly personalized patient care. A connected link to the main hospital facility allows for inpatients to benefit from procedures in the state-of-the-art procedure suites, then be transferred back to their rooms in the hospital. The building also houses a fully functioning pharmacy, Imaging center (including MRI and CT), and a centralized conferencing facility to allow for maximum interaction.


3.2 million sq. ft.


E X EC U T I V E A R C H I T EC T P R O J EC T S

indiana university health Indianapolis + Bloomington, Indiana IU Health selected HOK as Executive Architect for projects that include a new state-of-the art urban campus at their Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, the replacement hospital in Bloomington and the renovation of Riley Hospital. HOK will consolidate Methodist and University hospitals which involves a bed tower, ambulatory care pavilion, actue care, faculty office building, research building and education building.


700,00 sq. ft.


M ED I C A L C EN T ER C A M P U S R EN E WA L

bjc healthcare and washington university St. Louis, Missouri HOK is serving as executive architect on the Kingshighway Boulevard medical center campus renewal. The long-term vision is to transform the medical center campus through renovation and new construction. This project will create environments that transform the delivery of care, teaching and research while enhancing the bond between BJC and the community.


1.1 million sq. ft.


JA M E S C A N C ER H O S P I TA L A N D C R I T I C A L C A R E TOW ER

the ohio state university Columbus, Ohio As part of the University Medical Center’s South Campus Master Plan Implementation this project includes growth and replacement of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and associated translational research facilities, critical care beds, surgery and imaging to create The Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.


For OSU, HOK developed an evidence-based design tracking tool that will monitor data from pre- to post-occupancy, and can serve as a living document that the medical center can use to further gather information on specific issues.


JA M E S C A N C ER H O S P I TA L A N D C R I T I C A L C A R E TOW ER

With a vision of predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory patient care differentiated by research and education, OSU worked with HOK to create an integrated environment that brings state of the art technology into the facility. The patient experience was paramount in the facility design, focused on combining comfort, safety and improved outcomes. Design features such as the incorporation of same-handed patient rooms helps increase caregiver efficiency and increase patient safety.Housing one of the few above-ground radiation oncology units in the country, it offers patients natural light and outside views during their treatment. Garden terraces provide respite for patients and their families. The hospital’s design combines research and education spaces on every patient care floor, which will accelerate the creation of new diagnostic tools and treatments. Lab environments will include wet labs and “care team rooms” with enhanced IT capabilities to allow for team collaboration, education, and analytical research to be conducted on the clinical floor. Critical to the success of this module was the design of the MEP infrastructure to accommodate future expansion and flexibility in clinical and laboratory space depending on the needs of the institution. The new building also serves as one of the largest classrooms in Ohio, with healthcare education spaces on every patient floor to be used by students, residents and fellows, and faculty and staff teams for collaboration and continuing education.


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contact ELIZABETH VAN DERBECK, MBA, LEED® AP Senior Vice President | Science + Technology HOK 191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2250 | Atlanta, GA 30303 USA t +1 678 954 8972 m +1 404 428 4371 elizabeth.vanderbeck@hok.com

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HOK S+T Academic Medical Center and Health Sciences Education Facilities  

A portfolio of HOK Science + Technology group's recent work in Academic Medical Center and Health Sciences Education Facilities.