The initial campus provided approximately one million square feet of space for hospital, academic, housing, and service functions. Ten years after opening, the campus began to feel the pressures of evolving approaches to healthcare delivery and new research initiatives, triggering several master plan iterations to guide campus growth. These master plans have produced a series of new buildings and courtyards built over the past 18 years, representing approximately 600,000 square feet of new space. Some of these buildings are infill additions and expansions to the original complex; others represent the initial phases of new sections of campus development. All of them have been designed and constructed to extend and elaborate the original architectural vocabulary of the campus.
It is nearly impossible to distinguish between the original complex and the various infill additions and expansions, due to the consistency of the architecture (tectonics and materials) and how gracefully the original buildings have aged and endured. Perhaps the most important transformation has been the maturity of the landscape. The courtyards, now with fully-grown trees and lush vegetation, have achieved their fullest expression. The landscape today plays a spatial role in the experience of the campus, supporting and enhancing the experience of the architecture.
Photography: © Warren Jagger, ©Ayesha Vellani, © Paul Warchol