North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital

UNC REX Healthcare

Raleigh, NC

Specialty Services Healthcare

Exterior rendering of North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital

The design of the new facility connects the bed tower and adjacent diagnostic and treatment building to the northwest quadrant of the existing hospital to create a destination for cardiovascular treatment, research, disease prevention, and education.

The program consists of 114 inpatient beds, including 72 step-down/telemetry beds; a 20-bed cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU); and 22 acuity-adaptable beds. Diagnostic and treatment procedure spaces include six cath labs; two electrophysiology labs; two interventional radiology labs; two hybrid ORs; one hybrid Cath; a 10-bed pediatric acute care unit (PACU); and a 407-bed prep/recovery unit with eight observation beds.

We were the Design Architect in collaboration with Associate Architect BBH Design.

Building Facts

  • 373,000 GSF new construction
  • 100,000 GSF modernization

Inspired by the Heart

The design of the new hospital is inspired by the four-chamber structure of the heart. An iconic vascular frit pattern on the glass subtly repeats the design metaphor while managing solar gain and glare.


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