OKLAHOMA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
PHYSICIANS AMBULATORY CARE FACILITY
UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS AUTHORITY & TRUST
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
Centrally located in the heart of Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Physicians Ambulatory Care Facility consists of a 14-story medical office building, an 8-story monumental atrium, a three-level (1,100) parking garage, the Samis Education Center, and a rooftop garden with terrace. The facility was designed to serve as a hub for multiple OU Health entities and to provide a centralized location for patients and their families to visit doctors outside of the hospital setting.
MILES’ primary design objective was to create a new formal entry and identity for the existing children’s hospital. The project involved the complete design and construction of 21 outpatient clinics and inpatient specialty services housed within the outpatient facility. Clinics completed included orthotics, general surgery, plastic surgery, phlebotomy, pharmacy, cardiology, neurology, rheumatology, pulmonology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, nephrology, infectious diseases, dentistry, digestive diseases, urology, hematology-oncology, adolescent medicine, diabetes-endocrinology, and pediatric clinical services. Hospital-licensed spaces included the radiology and laboratory areas which feature specialized imaging and lab equipment. At the completion of this project, over 300,000 square feet and 21 clinics were brought online within a single day. Additionally, a helipad is located on the rooftop allowing quick access to emergency treatment at this state-of-the-art pediatric hospital.
The complex design of the 8-story atrium roof was inspired by the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital logo, a kite, and mimics the fluid movement of kite ribbons. The design consists of multiple offset undulating roof sections that are clad with both glazing and a standing-seam metal roof and are supported by an enormous steel structure. Full-height glass curtain walls form the enclosure of its three exposed sides to create a light-filled environment featuring playful artwork and sculptures. The Samis Education Center houses multiple conference and teaching areas as well as a 250-seat auditorium. Both the atrium and education center feature rooftop gardens and a terrace to provide respite for patients, medical staff, and visitors. A cast-in-place, post-tensioned concrete parking garage provides convenient direct access to all areas.