Perkins Eastman | University of Connecticut Health Center Outpatient Pavilion

University of Connecticut Health Center: Outpatient Pavilion

Farmington, Connecticut
Perkins Eastman is responsible for the programming, design, specifications, and construction administration for the new outpatient care center at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut. The new 300,000 sf building is part of the Bioscience Connecticut initiative and is the cornerstone of a new outpatient clinical zone composed of the Medical Arts and Research Building and the Administrative Services Building located on the Lower Campus of the Health Center. The building incorporates best practices for sustainability and is deigned to achieve a minimum of LEED Silver certification.

The facility houses existing clinical programs and support services from the Dowling North and Dowling South Buildings and other clinical faculty practices from the main Building of the Health Center, along with numerous other programs that have been moved to the new building in an effort to consolidate all ambulatory services.

The new building features a modular clinical design for future flexibility, efficiency, and cost effectiveness. BIM technology was employed to enhance the design, coordination, and construction process. The design incorporates the principles of evidence-based design and patient- and family-centered healing.