344,900 GSF, 32,042 M2
Architecture, Engineering, Building Systems Consulting, Interior Architecture, Lab Planning, Landscape Architecture, Lighting Design, Master Planning, Programming, Urban Planning and Design
acute care, biomedical research, bone marrow transplant unit, cancer, children's hospital, clinical laboratory, clinical research, diagnostic & treatment, evidence-based design, experience mapping, family-centered care, freestanding facility, healthcare, hospital, imaging, infection control, infusion, inpatient, model of care, multispecialty, neurology, oncology, patient outcome, patient safety, patient satisfaction, patient-centered care, pediatric, pharmacy, platform of care, privacy, radiation oncology, specialty hospital, staff satisfaction, teaching hospital, therapeutic environment, translational research
For its first-ever facility with both laboratory and clinical-care settings, St. Jude engaged SmithGroupJJR to create a home for studying and treating children with cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. The sophisticated, vertically integrated facility for translational research promotes multidisciplinary collaboration to serve critically ill children.
Chili's Care Center bridges healthcare and research on many levels. A system of modular, interchangeable clinical and research blocks allows for flexibility, while innovative horizontal and vertical circulation keep separate the flow of patients, visitors and staff. This also reduces infection risks for immunosuppressed children.
SmithGroupJJR interviewed patients and parents to guide the child-centered interior layout. Designed for a minimum 45-day stay, the nursing units have a spacious family room adjacent to each patient room, rather than shared family support areas—a significant evolution of the current standard of care.
Most critical, these collaborative facilities allow faster bench-to-bedside translation of important scientific discoveries.
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The patients, staff, families and supporters who make St. Jude's such a special place.
Integrated, Healthy Design
Chili's Center at St. Jude is a vertically integrated patient care and translational sciences facility designed to promote the multidisciplinary collaborations needed to provide integrated therapy to critically ill children.