Square Footage: 381,000
Actual Cost: $212 Million
Completion Date: 2016

HKS, Inc., and Steffian Bradley Architects, a partnership, provided master planning and design services for UConn Health John Dempsey Hospital. As the state’s only academic medical center located within a university’s medical school campus, this tertiary care center houses teaching facilities for the medical and dental schools and provides extensive research space.

The project features a new inpatient tower that includes a new surgery suite, emergency department, and main hospital entrance. The new 381,000 SF tower accommodates 169 beds, 13 operating rooms, and a 37-bay emergency department. Renovations to 41,000 SF of the existing facility will provide improved and expanded space for emergency medicine, radiology, pharmacy, cardiology, and dental clinics.

The team worked to develop green solutions for a facility that must remain operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provide cutting edge health care. This required the integration of existing and new mechanical systems to take advantage of the robust health center backbone. The facility is LEED Silver certified.