University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, North America
Client: ZGF Architects
Services: Cost Management & Quantity Surveying
The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital project is a 14-story (two below grade), 507,000 square-foot tower designed to unify the existing children’s hospital patient care services spread throughout the 3.8 million square-foot campus. This will improve the health and well-being of children and their families by integrating imaging, treatment, surgical, and patient care rooms in a single facility, 100 percent dedicated to children’s care. The new, kid-friendly, children’s hospital is the heart of a comprehensive pediatric system that has been designed to minimize stress, encourage hope, provide comfort, and promote healing. The building’s oval shape and 170 floor-to-ceiling windows provide a 360-degree panoramic view of the University of Iowa and the surrounding countryside.
The programming and interior design work was supported by Stanley Beamon & Sears from Atlanta and ZGF Architects LLP from Portland, with Heery International Inc. of Iowa City serving as the architect of record. The exterior design was provided by the award winning British architectural firm Foster & Partners.
RLB is providing project management services for Transition and Activation Planning, Building Load and Occupancy to The Carter Group. RLB’s role includes acting as the liaison between the construction of the Tower and the technology and equipment that allow for the most modern children’s patient care possible.