Women’s College Hospital
Lauded as the hospital designed to keep people out of the hospital, Women’s College Hospital is an ambulatory, care facility that maximizes future flexibility and prioritizes women-focused services.
ClientWalsh Canada, Bondfield Construction Company Limited (JV)
Redevelopment delivers new model of ambulatory & advanced care on existing site
As part of the Women’s College Partnership consortium and working closely with Infrastructure Ontario, IBI Group Architects began working on the architectural design and delivery of Women’s College Hospital Redevelopment in 2010, alongside joint-venture partner Perkins Eastman Black. Consulting healthcare teams, patients and the public for design input throughout the process, its redevelopment replaced all existing buildings and consolidated primary care, chronic disease management, surgical services, diagnostics and mental health programs in one accessible downtown location.
This incredibly complex, 420,000 sq. ft. project involved construction around a fully-functional hospital on a confined site in downtown Toronto, gradually evolving into the new and improved facility. Its future-friendly and flexible design was the outcome of careful planning, extensive research, and involvement of care teams. The result provides multi-use treatment rooms as well as unobstructed floor plates for any necessary subsequent changes to the building’s layout or functions as healthcare services evolve. Its iconic pink cube and ‘women’ signage is visible from afar and embedded within the community it serves.
Women’s College Hospital is the first patient-centred, ambulatory care hospital in Ontario, Canada’s pre-eminent ambulatory care teaching facility, and a world leader in women’s health. IBI’s architects and designers are proud to help Women’s College Hospital realize its goal of providing a welcoming, inspiring, healthy and supportive space for patients, visitors and staff.
Photography Credit: Ben Rahn/A-Frame
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Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
David Wood’s design and management is critical when it comes to IBI Group’s complex institutional health care and long term care facilities. He has extensive experience in delivering quality healthcare design with an understanding that well designed healing environments contribute to enhanced performance and motivation, leading to better health outcomes for patients and better performance by staff. His involvement varies from conceptual master planning, and medical planning to procurement and final project delivery. His particular strength is in understanding client needs and developing practical, engaging design solutions.