New Tower Links Research & Care at Cincinnati Children’s
- Jun 17, 2015
By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
After three years of construction, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has completed its $205 million Clinical Sciences Pavilion in Avondale. The stated mission of the 445,000-square-foot research facility is to serve as a bridge between research and care.
Located on the hospital’s main campus on Albert Sabin Way in Avondale, the 201-foot-tall tower is the tallest building on the campus. More than 1,500 physicians, scientists and staff are expected to move in the building this summer.
A three-story open atrium will be serve as a registration and waiting area for families, and will feature comfortable seating, a garden with a waterfall, and a metabolic kitchen, where families can learn how to prepare foods for children with special dietary needs. The top floor of the Clinical Services Pavilion is named for the late astronaut Neil Armstrong and widow, Carol, who is a member of the hospital’s board. The couple made an important donation to help build the tower.
The $205 million project was designed by GBBN, GPR and HDR. Messer Construction was the builder.
Cincinnati Children’s has one of the nation’s largest pediatric research facilities. The Clinical Sciences Tower brings its research footprint to more than 1.4 million square feet.
Photo credit: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center