Image courtesy of Balazs Lengyel, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School

Image courtesy of Balazs Lengyel, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating Suite

LOCATION
Boston, MA / United States

COMPLETED
2011

TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE
5,700 GSF

PROGRAM COMPONENTS
MRI, Operating Rooms, PET/CT, AMIGO Support Areas

In this groundbreaking clinical research facility, an operating room is linked to adjacent imaging suites, enabling the patient to remain static while the machines—including a 33,000-pound MRI—move from one chamber to another in the midst of a surgical procedure. The array of infrastructure necessary to enable this technology was deftly concealed behind walls and above ceilings, which were kept neutral in appearance so as not to compete with critical patient information displays. The kinetic qualities of the suite are captured on the floor, where the arc of the operating table’s rotation and the limits of the magnet’s Gaussian surfaces are vividly rendered in a palette of colors derived from the facility’s cutting-edge equipment.

Photography: © Warren Jagger Photography

KEY TEAM MEMBERS
Leon W. Drachman, AIA, LEED Green Assoc.
Principal-in-Charge

Milly Baker AIA, ACHA, LEED AP
Project Manager/Architect