Heller & Metzger in Washington, DC

UVA Medical Center Bed Tower Expansion

Charlottesville, VA / Smith GroupJJR

This 72-bed addition is being placed on the north side of the existing University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, University Hospital. The project is comprised of a glass-enclosed seven story steel and concrete structure positioned adjacent to the existing inpatient floors above the existing lobby and treatment areas. The proposed 12-bed inpatient units are designed around an “acuity adaptable” patient room concept. These rooms will take advantage of a northern exposure to provide ample natural light for the patient as well as a designated family area. The total project consists of 127,000 sf including 60,000 sf of new construction.