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B+H and SickKids Chart New Horizons in Health Care


B+H and SickKids Chart New Horizons in Health Care

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2018 /CNW/ - B+H has been selected by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) as the Design Architect and Prime Consultant for the hospital's new Patient Support Centre (PSC). The PSC is the first phase of Project Horizon – the SickKids campus redevelopment plan which aims to build an inspired, re-imagined hospital of the future.

The new tower, approximately 22 storeys, will be designed as a state-of-the-art workplace environment to support hospital staff. The PSC will house education, simulation and core administrative services in a modern, technology-enabled and sustainable building, establishing a critical link between clinical care, learning and discovery across the SickKids campus. 

Constructing the PSC is an important first step in building the hospital of the future; moving staff out of the oldest parts of the campus will allow SickKids to free up space and demolish aging buildings, clearing the way to build new facilities for clinical care.  The new building will also target a minimum of LEED Gold Certification.

"This building will set a new precedent in workplace design to support integrated health-care delivery," says Patrick Fejér, Project Lead and Senior Principal at B+H. "As one of the most highly-regarded paediatric health-care institutions in the world, SickKids requires a first-of-kind facility that embodies the institution's commitment to excellence in care, research and education. The building will serve as a vessel for realizing SickKids' preferred culture and its connection to community."

"To continue to deliver the high-quality, specialized care that SickKids is known for, our administrative functions that support the hospital also need to be at their best," says Peter Goldthorpe, Vice-President, Transformation, SickKids. "By working with B+H, SickKids will pioneer the creation of a forward-thinking, efficient and sustainable building where bold, innovative spaces enable staff to excel at their work."

The new PSC will be a transformational catalyst for the way SickKids works, intended to nurture and empower the organization's talent base by inspiring collaboration and innovation.

About B+H
B+H is a global, award-winning consulting + design firm with a 65-year legacy of building transformative solutions for clients through the delivery of architecture, planning, landscape, and interior design services. Collaborating across nine studios in North America, Asia and the Middle East, its more than 450 team members are committed to transforming spaces, communities and economies.


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