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Innovation Meets Convenience at an Urban Academic Medical Center

Barnes-Jewish Hospital + Washington University School of Medicine
Center for Advanced Medicine

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

“Medical treatment can be intimidating, especially on a large urban campus. HOK’s design team has created a calming environment with an intuitive layout that easily directs patients to essential services.”

Lee Bernstein
Vice President of Facilities, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

This multidisciplinary center integrates medical support services to deliver seamless care in an easy-to-navigate urban campus.

Anchoring the development of the North Campus, the Center for Advanced Medicine is structured around 17 clinical centers, including a women’s center and an ambulatory surgery center. Clinical programs include musculoskeletal, neuroscience, gastrointestinal, spine, cardiovascular and pulmonary specialties.

The center is a key part of the Campus Integration Project, a collaboration between BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine to consolidate adult patient services located across 32 locations into two distinct zones.

The Center for Advanced Medicine has been flexible to accommodate twice the number of visits originally planned.


650,000 sq. ft. / 60,385 sq. m.


Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Master Planning
Structural Engineering


Associated General Contractors of America – Project of the Year

Construction News and Review – Regional Excellence Award

Healthcare Design Magazine – Citation of Merit Design Award

Modern Healthcare / American Institute of Architects – Honorable Mention

Nursing Professionals Magazine – One of Top 100 Hospitals for Nurses

St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers – Construction Industry Cost Effectiveness Award