Project category: Project in progress (March 2009)

Chief administrator: Greg Terrell, Vice-President of Operations, (405) 307-1000

Firm: PageSoutherlandPage, (214) 522-3900

Design team: Mattia Flabiano, AIA, ACHA, Principal; John Seely, AIA, Design Architect; Josh Theodore, AAHC, Senior Medical Planner; Bruce Pickett, AIA, Project Manager; Lynn Broyles, PE, Mechanical Engineer; Dale Robinson, PE, Electrical Engineer

Total building area (sq. ft.): 403,000

Construction cost/sq. ft.: $176

Total construction cost (excluding land): $70,879,796

Norman Regional Health System is improving services to their clients. Their new hospital campus will focus on building accessibility, hospitality-based service delivery, and the healing process.

This hospital will increase access to services for a larger population. Situated between Norman and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the hospital will serve a population that previously had been forced to travel long distances for healthcare services. Entry to the new hospital campus is directly off the highway, increasing flow and access to services. A state-of-the-art wayfinding system will make the campus easy to navigate and more intuitive for visitors to locate services.

The physical features of the site have been incorporated in to the design of the campus. The building’s placement maximizes views of the campus lake. The lake is designed to be reshaped into a two-level water feature providing distinctive views from patient rooms. Healing gardens have been developed to provide services and support to patients. The building design maximizes natural light to patient rooms.

The new campus facility will specialize in Women’s and Children’s Services, Cardiology, Orthopedics, and Neurosurgery. Patient-centered design has been implemented to include the family in the healing process. Hospitality concierge services will welcome patients and family members arriving at the facility. To help family members remain involved in the healing process, larger, more comfortable rooms have been designed, along with family lounges and services on each floor.