CINCINNATI–Transforming patient care through advanced architectural design is the inspiration behind the new University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute building, Cincinnati’s new home for the most advanced neurologic care. Renderings of the new building, created by global architecture firm Perkins+Will, have been released.
"The design developed by Perkins+Will directly reflects the patient-centered culture of UC Health,” said Richard Lofgren, MD, UC Health president and CEO. "The concepts put forth by their team make the building itself a part of the healing process, allowing the neuroscience team to treat patients’ holistic needs from the moment they enter the door.”
Perkins+Will consulted with UC Health patients who provided feedback on the 114,000-square-foot building’s design. Their input was considered in every aspect, from the conference and education spaces to clinical care locations, and even the readily accessible parking located underground.
"Soon, neurologic and psychiatric patients will have a new home in Cincinnati,” said Joseph Broderick, MD, medical director of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and professor of neurology and rehabilitation medicine at the UC College of Medicine. "The building will be tailored to our patients’ unique needs. Functionality and innovation will align, giving our patients the best care possible.”
The design takes full advantage of an abundance of natural light, creating welcoming spaces that promote patient healing. Located on Martin Luther King Drive East between Eden and Bellevue avenues, the new building is set to become a signature landmark on the main thoroughfare to the University of Cincinnati and UC Health.
Construction on the new patient-centered facility will begin in May 2017. When completed in 2019, the $60.5 million, four-story building will bring together more than 125 faculty physicians and researchers with specialized staff. All outpatient neurologic care and patient education activities will be provided in the new space, which will also offer patients better access to advanced clinical trials.
The new UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute building is made possible by the generosity of the Cincinnati community. In 2015, the UC Foundation launched a $54.5 million fundraising campaign to contribute to the creation of the new facility and to expand programming at the institute. More than $40 million already has been raised, including a $14 million gift from the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation. The Farmer Family Foundation also contributed a lead gift.