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MCH Pediatric Addition

Photo credit: Assassi Productions

Project: Miller Children's Hospital - Pediatric Addition

Role & Responsibilities: Principal-in-Charge & Primary Contact
Lead Project Architect (space planning and entitlements)

At the Miller Children’s Hospital Pediatric Addition, the children become the heroes in a “Castle for Healing.” This patient tower was designed to be a place of refuge including private rooms with access to natural light and a mezzanine garden. In addition to spaces that provide a sense of comfort, this project addresses seismic regulation compliance, consolidation planning and a designated pediatric surgical department.

The 129,000-square-foot acute care addition provides state-of-the-art technology to deliver a high level of pediatric medical care, including:

  • 7 operating rooms
  • A new pediatric imaging center
  • 48 neonatal intensive care beds
  • 24 Hematology/Oncology pediatric beds
  • A 5,500-square-foot Central Plant
An integrated project delivery (IPD) method allowed the team to work efficiently and collaboratively from day one with a vested interest in the common goal of the project – ‘doing this for the kids.’ For this project we were adults living in a child’s world. We were creating a place that expressed the playful and free nature of children – a place that could assist in the healing process.

Work shown in this project was done while Rick Savely was employed with another architectural firm.