Blair + Mui Dowd Architects

Blair + Mui Dowd Architects

New York, NY


Medical Center Plaza Renovation

The Vanderbilt University Hospital Plaza is an existing roof over two floors of the Vanderbilt University Hospital, including areas containing Radiology, Emergency, GI and other vital clinical programs. Built in 1980 as part of the adjacent hospital, the original waterproofing membrane below the 55,000 SF plaza required replacement. To remove and replace the deteriorated membrane, all existing brick, plantings, and overburden required removal, presenting the opportunity to redesign the plaza to enhance the patient, visitor, and staff experience. 

Built in 11 phases, the construction was sequenced to maintain access to building entries.

The new plaza includes:

• Enhanced building entrances and signage to improve wayfinding
• Accessible pathways and lighting
• Multi-sized clusters and arrangement of seating
• Canopied trees and trellises for shade
• Leak detection system
• Removable overburden to facilitate access to waterproofing for repairs

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Status: Built
Location: Nashville, TN, US
Firm Role: Architect of Record