Case Study: Healthcare

Emory University Hospital, Patient Tower & Pedestrian Bridge

Atlanta, Ga
Expansion of a 450,000 SF patient tower and construction of new pedestrian bridges and underground parking deck with a $400 Million program budget

BDR Partners has provided planning, programming, project management, and staff extension services for over $400 million of capital projects, totaling more than 615,000 SF of space across Emory Healthcare’s multi-campus system. The central element of this program was a new bed tower expansion to increase inpatient beds, diagnostic, and treatment capacity for Emory Healthcare’s flagship hospital.

• 232 new beds
• One level of diagnostic, testing and support space
• New inpatient food service capacity as well as Visitor and private staff dining
• New loading dock and central receiving to support tower operations
• Physical bridge and building connection to four existing buildings including hospital and clinic. As well as improved connectivity to staff parking
• Future capacity for expanded perioperative platform connected via bridge system
• Space integrated for teaching, staff education and research programs
• Covered vehicular arrival plaza and new main hospital entrance above street lobby and bridge connections between clinic, hospital and parking decks
• 500 spaces, four-level, below-grade parking deck
• Associated infrastructure improvements including utility relocations
• Integrated Central Energy Plant to service expansion and adjacent buildings

​BDR successfully accrued over $14 million of savings from the original tower project, allowing for additional projects that are now ongoing throughout the new tower shell space and existing hospital.

Project Impact
New patient beds
New parking spaces
$14 M
Accrued savings

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