March 26, 2007
Design firm selected for new Emory Clinic facility
by sarah goodwin
The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has taken a step closer to building a new facility for The Emory Clinic by selecting architectural design firm HKS Inc., in association with planning firms Ayers Saint Gross and CUH2A.
HKS, a top architectural firm, will provide conceptual and schematic designs and assist with design development and construction documents. A firm with more than 65 years of architectural design experience, HKS opened its Atlanta office in 2000, having completed a number of projects throughout Georgia. Modern Healthcare has consistently ranked HKS number one in volume of health care architecture for 14 consecutive years. The firm is the largest health care architect internationally, according to BD World Architecture.
As outlined in the University’s strategic plan, the new facility is planned for a site near the original Emory Clinic building and will provide patient, research and office space designed to integrate research and clinical care in an “ideal patient experience,” from arrival to patient discharge.
A recent gift of $240 million from The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation Inc. will be used toward the construction of the $515 million state-of-the-art facility that will transform the outpatient care experience provided by the University’s clinical component, Emory Healthcare.