Architects was selected in a joint venture with NBBJ to design the new University Medical Center to replace the 68-year-old Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans (MCLNO), which was heavily damaged and closed following Hurricane Katrina. The projected $1.2 billion facility is part of a medical district which includes a new United States Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, currently under design.
The Parking Structure portion of the project will support the new world class academic medical center to downtown New Orleans with 1350 parking spaces and associated sitework. The Parking Structure design incorporates the best practices of flexibility & growth for the future. The hospital environments will transform the patient experience and should attract the best and the brightest staff. The new Level 1 Trauma Center is designed to mitigate the effects of natural disasters including wind, floods and earthquakes. The development will also serve as an economic anchor in the post-Katrina recovery of New Orleans.
Project Scope: new academic medical center, including 424 patient beds, five trauma rooms, 76 emergency department stations, 26 Behavioral Health stations , 23 operating rooms, eight interventional suites, 186 clinical exam rooms, 31 treatment rooms, eight CT and four MR scan rooms, 68 conference/class rooms. Parking Structure of 1350 spaces, designed for 1800 space expansion