FKP Architects – Nationside Children’s Hospital
Master Planning and Replacement Hospital
FKP assisted Nationwide Children’s in the development of a comprehensive master plan to help them answer and anticipate the growing needs of their community. Opened in June 2012, the expanded campus includes a new inpatient hospital; Level I emergency department; a gastroenterology center and heart center; and a new garage and LEED-certified central plant.
- Location: Columbus, Ohio
- Size: 1.2 million sf master plan; 750,000 sf hospital
- Services Provided: Operations Consulting, Master Planning, Architecture, Interiors and Equipment Planning
Ranked as the fifth largest children’s hospital in the U.S., Nationwide Children’s is the primary pediatric health care provider for 37 counties, with more than 800 medical staff members and 4,500 employees. Faced with increasing volumes, the institution needed to replace its aging facility to accommodate growing patient needs.
Nationwide Children’s urban campus suffered from obstructed access and isolation. A strategic decision to reorient the entrance to the campus, rebuild the patient and community experience with the hospital and create a stronger impact on the delivery of children’s care regionally all directed toward a complete hospital replacement.