Imagining a New Kind of Hospital

Healthcare design needs a revolution, not incremental change. Emory gave us the opportunity to invent something different.

Within Emory Healthcare’s new high-rise hospital in Midtown Atlanta, cancer treatment will be organized into two-story “care communities.” Image © SOM
Rendering of Winship at Midtown, from Peachtree Street and Linden Avenue. Image © SOM
Stakeholders came together to plan every aspect of the hospital’s layout, from floor plans to the building’s overall stacking arrangement. Photos © SOM

Toward community-centered care

We often say that any healthcare architect can design a great waiting room; we ask why patients should even wait at all.

Turning the clinic inside-out

Within each care community, light-filled lounges offer places to connect and recharge. Image © SOM

Cancer center as civic resource

Above: The main lobby serves as an inviting community space. Below: At street level, the design accommodates a dropoff area, while maintaining a human scale. Image © SOM

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