University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences

Project Team
  • The Center for Care and Discovery, which opened in February 2013, serves as the new core of the University of Chicago Medicine campus. The futuristic, 10-story, 1.2 million-square-foot facility fosters collaboration and interaction among clinicians and staff to actively engage our patients and families in their care. It is spacious, easy to navigate and filled with natural light. Our new hospital provides patients and their physicians with a facility capable of transforming itself as rapidly as medicine itself is changing. Its design is committed not simply to today’s ideal, but to a vision of perpetual and unpredictable change in patient care and clinical research. This future-oriented vision is built on the University of Chicago’s fundamental commitment to discovery, innovation and collaboration.

    Center for Care and Discovery—By the Numbers

    • 1.2 million Total square feet 
    • 550 Averaged construction workers on a peak day 
    • 2 million+ Total estimated work hours to build the Center for Care and Discovery 
    • 96 hours How long the new hospital can operate in case of a power outage 
    • 1,800 Additional planned parking spaces. Garage to be built north of the hospital 
    • 2 Wireless bands — one reserved for hospital use, one for patients and visitors 
    • 100,000 Total number of plants on the roof — hardy, drought-resistant sedums
  • Project Team

    Project Manager: Gary Mundinger University of Chicago Medicine

    PM Assist: US Equities Realty / PMA

    Architect: Rafael Vinoly Architects (design)

    Architect: Cannon Design (healthcare planning)

    Construction: Gilbane / W.E. O'Neil

Request a Service

Our Operations teams ensure the safety, sustainability and efficiency of all our hospitals and facilities that we manage. Click on the links below to request a service or to learn more about Facilities Planning, Design and Construction.