Our framework for the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and academic medical center, focused on the creation of clinical expansion opportunities within a highly constrained urban setting and an extremely challenging regulatory environment while also enabling the longer-term creation of a true life sciences campus built around new models of active learning and a collaborative research environment. We aligned near-term facility investment with clinical priorities, including a new emergency department, new operating rooms with associated pre- and post- care units, and intensive care beds. Previous planning efforts could not accommodate this program given the physical constraints, but by considering an intriguing three-bay pavilion, we accommodated the program need, while also significantly improving green space, circulation, and sense of place. With respect to the learning and research missions, we explored a 21st century vision for a medical school and health science college centered on inter-professional training, simulation, and a patient-centered education. This transformative vision actually required less space than traditional methods.
DumontJanks team members led the development of portions of the above project while employed by Sasaki Associates, Inc. DumontJanks is not associated with Sasaki.