UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center
I had the opportunity to design a cutting edge educational hospital for the University of California, San Diego. I collobaorated in early stage conceptual massing and programming in addittion to leading computational design methods. I explored various methods for generating fritting glass art as well as generative construction documents for a-typical construction assemblies.
The project consists of the following program:
Advanced Surgical Care (Floors 2–3) - Dedicated to complex surgical procedures, including MRI-guided gene therapy for brain cancer, heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for abdominal cancers, complex spine and joint reconstruction, and delicate microsurgery to restore voice and hearing
14 large operating rooms (ORs), including a four-OR intraoperative imaging suite with an MRI machine and mobile CT scanner, designed to support the most advanced brain and spine surgeries. The 650-square-foot ORs (traditional ORs are 400 square feet) were designed with input from UC San Diego Center for the Future of Surgery. Intensive Care Unit with 36 private rooms, each with a private bathroom and foldout bed for family members
Cancer Care (Floors 4–6) - Up to 108 private beds for patients with any type of cancer. This will nearly double UC San Diego Health System's ability to provide inpatient care to those receiving treatment at Moores Cancer Center, an outpatient-only facility and the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. Sixth floor largely dedicated to the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, jointly sponsored with Sharp Healthcare. A full-floor air-filtration system enables immunocompromised patients to leave their treatment room to exercise, walk and visit family and friends.
Women and Infants Care (Floors 8–10) - Care for every kind of birth, includes eight private labor and delivery rooms, three rooms for C-section deliveries and three rooms within a midwifery-staffed Birth Center 32 private postpartum rooms, each with a foldout bed for family members A Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for the most premature and critically ill newborns. All 52 NICU rooms will be private, to encourage parents to touch and hold infants (if possible) and to reduce the risk of infection.