Part of a larger expansion and modernization, this new 6-story steel-framed pavilion creates an efficient healthcare campus by unifying the hospital’s previously disconnected structures (the Martin Luther King Jr. Pavilion and the Ron Brown Building), which are spread over two city blocks. It also provides a new front door to the hospital along Lenox Avenue.
With a focus on patient-centered care, the pavilion integrates inpatient beds, outpatient care and emergency services under one roof. The building accommodates the hospital’s emergency department, operating rooms, diagnostic and treatment facilities, radiology, and critical care beds. To accommodate future expansion, the building has been designed to support two additional floors above the rooftop mechanical penthouse. Sustainable design features include a high-performance curtain wall.