Blair + Mui Dowd Architects

Blair + Mui Dowd Architects

New York, NY


Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is the only full service children’s hospital in the region. The vertical addition above the existing hospital will add four inpatient floors, currently two build-outs and two shelled, and increase the hospital’s capacity to more than 300 beds. 

The two new floors will provide PICU, NICU and Acute Care Units with a total of 38 private bedrooms on each floor. Patient rooms, nursing core and supply rooms are planned based on an “on-stage; off-stage” concept, separating visitor traffic from the service and patient transport. The new bedrooms will be “universal” and acuity adaptable. The PICU and Acute care patient rooms will have one vertical headwall panel and a patient care boom to allow the patient bed to be in various positions for exams and treatments. The NICU bedrooms will have two vertical headwall panels with ceiling rough-ins for a potential boom in the future.

The new exterior walls are designed to be a mix of punched window openings and curtain wall. In lieu of continuing the granite veneer from below, the new exterior will have metal panel cladding and colored glazing to relate to the existing palette with modern materials.

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