Kay Jewelers Pavilion

Akron Children's Hospital

Working with a team of consultants, Hasenstab Architects provided architectural design services for the new Kay Jewelers Pavilion at Akron Children’s Hospital.

The seven-story, 368,735-square-foot facility was constructed on the southwest side of the Children’s campus and houses a new Emergency Department, Outpatient Surgery Center,  High-Risk Special Delivery Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with 75 private patient rooms.

Lively color palettes, as well as child-approved photographs, sculptures and interactive displays help to create a fun, yet soothing atmosphere. A “backyard” theme that is carried throughout the new pavilion gives each floor a distinct and playful look, helping with wayfinding and providing patients with engaging focal points.

The new facility was designed with flexibility and growth in mind. The patient rooms and operating rooms were set-up to accommodate multiple scenarios and cases, and shell space on the fifth floor will provide room for future growth.

The project also included a new, 1,200-car parking deck for visitors and employees, which was built under a separate design-build contract prior to the construction of the new building.

This project was designed and constructed using Integrated Facility Design concepts, which are embedded in LEAN concepts from the Toyota Way. This approach, called Integrated Lean Project Delivery, involved input from all team members before designs were finalized.  The goal of the process, which involved activities such as design work-shops and full-scale cardboard mock-ups, was to reduce baseline space and cost needs. The result was a project that was completed two months ahead of schedule and $60 million under budget.

This project is LEED® Gold certified.

2015 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Akron Design Awards Winner

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