Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital

  • Client

    • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Project Type

  • Awards & Recognition
  • LEED Certified Silver
  • Opened/Completed

    • 2011
  • Area

    • 330,367 ft²
  • Cost

    • $105,700,000

Design Achievement - Repeatedly ranked as a Top 100 Hospital, Cleveland Clinic’s Hillcrest Hospital continues to improve its services with the addition of Seidman Tower. The design takes a sprawling, landlocked campus and provides a unifying solution that addresses serious capacity issues, flow and operational efficiencies, critical infrastructure conditions, and zoning codes to maximize patient experience and satisfaction. The DLR Group design team lead a collaborative design process with the medical and hospital staff. The design solution is a contemporary and inspiring healthcare environment that enhances patient privacy, supports quality care, and improves the ease of access and use of the facility. The major path of public circulation appears as a simple glass arcade that slips between the new tower and the existing medical office building. Elevating every area of the prominent hospital campus, this five-year, phased project exemplifies effective redevelopment through planning, design, and collaboration of an integrated team. Despite more than 550 system shutdowns throughout the five-year project, there were zero patient care issues and zero lost work days due to construction. The collaborative project process produced improved employee engagement, operational efficiencies, and improved HCAPS surveys that were the subject of presentations at Healthcare Design and Healthcare Symposium conferences.

Scope Summary – This highly complex project entailed interfaces between new and existing structures. The scope included multi-phased expansion/renovations of the Emergency and Surgery Departments to deliver 229,000 SF of new construction and 70,000 SF of renovation on a landlocked hospital campus. The design team worked with the city to rewrite the zoning code to allow contiguous development and full project scope included 72 medical/surgical patient rooms, 33 neonatal intensive care beds, central sterile rooms, emergency department, materials management, and engineering central plant improvements. LEED Silver certification was achieved in part through replacing surface parking at the threshold of the campus with natural landscapes, increased landscape area, reduced energy consumption, and high-performance glazing. DLR Group provided programming, architecture, and interior design services. MEP, structural and IT engineering services also were provided by the team for all new construction work.


Awards & Recognition

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  • Merit Award

    American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cleveland
  • Merit Award

    American Institute of Architects (AIA) Ohio

Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Foundation