ST. LOUIS (KMOX)- A massive, ten-year rebuilding project to renew the Washington University Medical Center campus on South Kingshighway now has its executive architect.
St. Louis-based HOK will guide this decade long rebuild which will transform parts of Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.
HOK senior vice president, Rebecca Nolan says the project will encompass Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and offices for Washington University School of Medicine.
“It will include patient care, in-patient beds, research and faculty office, physician office, as well as expanded care area for St. Louis Children’s Hospital,” Nolan says.
The project will also have significant improvements to parking, traffic flow and way finding for patients.
BJC spokesperson June Fowler says the first phase will concentrate on the north campus where you’ll see more parking spaces and garages included in the rebuild and an easier way for patients and their families to navigate the massive campus.
“It will allow us to convert a number of semi-private rooms to private rooms, to construct some new private rooms,” Fowler says. “We’ll construct about 1.5 million new square feet of space, and renovate almost 270,000 square feet of existing clinical space on the campus.”
The second phase takes in the south campus with a focus on heart and vascular services along with additional private inpatient rooms.