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H E A LT H C A R E D E S I G N S H O W C A S E
WOMEN'S & CHILDREN'S FACILITY

Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital LOUISVILLE, KY.
Submitted by: HKS Inc. DALLAS, AND Laughlin Millea Hillman LOUISVILLE, KY.
Norton Women's and Kosair
Children's Hospital creates an identifiable
landmark for the community that clearly
demonstrates its commitment to improving
the quality of care for women, children, and
families. The design captures the discovery
and wonder of nature, the peaceful walk
through a park, and the nurturing and
relaxing sound of a river. Family, patients,
and staff are provided a place to pause
and rest in an intimate enclosure open to
the night sky. An open roof terrace lined
with branch-like structures creates a forest
canopy with its multicolored glass soffits
and floor surfaces that reflect a forest path
and waterway. Playful, familiar, everchanging interactions in nature of light,
color, and texture resonate in this healing
retreat for women, children, and families of
Project category: New
construction
Chief administrator: Charlotte
Ipsan, chief administrative
officer
Firms: HKS Inc., www.
hksinc.com; Laughlin
Millea Hillman, www.
lmharchitecture.com
Design team: HKS Inc.
(architect, interior designer);
Laughlin Millea Hillman
(associate architect);
Slesser Engineering Inc.
(structural engineer); Land
Design & Development
(civil engineer, landscape
architect); CMTA
Consulting Engineers
(MEP engineer); Wehr
Constructors Inc.
(construction manager)
Photography: Blake Marvin
Total building area (sq. ft.):
193,624
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $323
Total construction cost
(excluding land): $52.5
million
Completed: December 2014

the region.
Norton Women's and Kosair Children's
Hospital enhances the patient experience
and throughput, including the leverage of
technology, simplifying medical processes,
promoting an integrated model of care,
and streamlining visual continuity within
the overall environment. It also creates a
campus, connected to the community, that
offers a unique array of health and wellness
services, as well as education opportunities,
and family-centered care with patients
and families driving the care plan. The
family-centered experience is enhanced
throughout the existing and new facility by
an on-stage/off-stage circulation system. A
new day-lit public concourse provides clear
wayfinding orientation with easier access
to food, retail, pastoral care, and outpatient
services for families and patients.

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