Chicago, Illinois

The master planning process for Mount Sinai Hospital entailed a detailed analysis of the campus, consisting of buildings constructed over a period of time spanning from 1918 to 1983 and containing over 1,100,000 SF. The goal was the reorganizaton of the existing spaces to better accommodate the needs of each department, incorporate current technology, re-evaluate how healthcare is delivered, improve efficiency, and meet market needs. Three options were generated as part of the master planning study.

Option One considered the possibility of renovating the entire hospital. This would include: construction of an infill building to consolidate radiology, remodeling of 20 new private rooms, administration offices, a 19-bed behaviorial health unit, 22 medical-surgical patient rooms, ambulatory services, and consolidation of lab functions.

Option Two considered constructing an entirely new hospital located on a site close to the existing facility. A massing study was generated a part of this option of the Master Plan.

Option Three was a hybrid option where portions of the existing buildings would be renovated and several new additions would be constructed. A 7-story addition would house ambulatory services, a new 5-story infill building would house an emergency department expansion, a new 9-story bed tower would be constructed and one building would be demolished in this scenario.