Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 25, 2013
Envisioned as a tool to accelerate change, the 11-story, 820,000-square-foot Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion integrates world-class patient care, medical research and teaching. With the proximity of translational labs to clinical settings, new research discoveries can transform patient care.
“The Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion is the realization of Cedars-Sinai’s vision for 21st-century healthcare," said Robert Cull, executive project director for the Cedars-Sinai Health System. “As the program evolved in complexity and scale during the planning process, the hospital’s commitment to creating a state-of-the-art environment that would support a new model of collaborative practice only strengthened. More importantly, we understood that bringing the researchers and clinicians into the same facility as the patients would speed advances in research to benefit all.”
The Pavilion Is clad in a shimmering, double-glass skin, with a broad, curved façade that wraps along San Vicente Boulevard, the major thoroughfare leading to the Cedars-Sinai campus.
“The image of the building, with its high-tech sensibility, sleek transparency and quality, well-crafted materials, speaks to the synergy of healthcare and science that is at its heart,” said Ernest Cirangle, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, HOK's design director in Los Angeles.
The Pavilion houses the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, neurosciences program, Regenerative Medicine Institute, translational research laboratories, an education center with advanced simulation labs and two floors of procedural space. Outpatient facilities include waiting rooms, clinics, imaging suites and a pharmacy. The building connects to the existing medical center campus at the plaza level off the main lobby and with the 180-foot-long, Sue and Bill Gross Skywalk bridge at the fifth level.
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