AIA|LA Healthcare Committee Presents :: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Perkins+Will, 617 W 7th St #12, Los Angeles, California 90017
AIA|LA Committee on Architecture in Healthcare February Presentation

Johns Hopkins Hospital:
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center and the Sheikh Zayed Tower Create Transformative Patient-Centric Care

When: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Where: Perkins+Will, 617 West Seventh Street, Suite 1200, Los Angeles CA 90017


Join us in Perkins + Will's recently improved downtown Los Angeles office for this month’s presentation of the AIA|LA Committee on Architecture in Healthcare. We will showcase the JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL  Baltimore MD,  recently completed by the Los Angeles office.

Perkins + Will, with a unique collaborative team of design and engineering consultants, leading artists, and The Johns Hopkins Hospital Facilities and Design staff, created a new 1.6-million-square-foot complex for this leading academic medical center and the nation's top-ranked hospital.  The facility, opened in May of 2012, serves as a new gateway to the medical campus while transforming the healthcare experience.

The new building is envisioned as a 100 year building for patient care in keeping with the continuous use of some of the early hospital buildings.  Medical planning concepts were employed to meet these important objectives:
  • Provide a unique response for the Children’s Hospital, and at the same time share expensive diagnostic services between children and adults.
  • Horizontally zone the hospital to reduce patient movement among the different care areas.
  • Vertically organize to efficiently link new and existing services, and minimize ramping.
Distinguished by its curved shape, articulated forms, bold color, gardens, and natural light, the Johns Hopkins Hospital includes two 12-story towers for children's and adult healthcare that rise from an eight-story base of the structure.  The design for the new clinical building provides a clear identity for each tower composed into a unified whole.  The complex includes 560 private patient rooms, 33 state-of-the-art operating rooms, and expansive new adult and pediatric emergency departments. Its integrated healthcare planning and design supports both the most advanced medical technology and the latest evidence-based strategies for ideal patient-oriented care.

Among the topics covered by this talk, the attendees will learn how the design team approached:
  • Managing  a large project across multiple Perkins + Will offices
  • Making art an important part of environment. True collaboration with the architect, curator and a conceptual artist resulted in the fritted and colorfully distinct exterior curtain wall
  • Interior design to promote wellness for both patient and staff
  • Efforts to source building materials free of chemicals of concern for health

    Parking is not validated but available at various locations downtown, or take the Metro Red Line/Purple Line, Expo Line or Blue Line to Metro Center/Seventh Street station.
Special thanks to Perkins+Will for hosting this event at their office.
Special thanks to Thornton-Tomasetti for sponsoring the food and beverage service.

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