J. Wayne & Delores Barr Weaver Tower at Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Baptist Health

Jacksonville, FL


An expansive new building enables the only full-service, tertiary pediatric hospital serving South Georgia, North Florida and the Florida Panhandle to better meet the needs of its rapidly growing regional population. The design strengthens connectivity with nature to create a pleasant and calming atmosphere that research demonstrates can positively influence patient outcomes.

The lower levels of the tower house specialized spaces including pediatric cardiovascular intensive care; intraoperative MRI and CT scan surgical suites; a new pediatric behavioral health unit; and the Baptist Neuroscience Institute for children and adults. 

At 300 SF, patient rooms are nearly twice as large as those in the client’s existing facilities, comfortably accommodating families in home-like settings whose child-focused designs feature unique animal themes. Exterior horizontal sunscreens along the south-facing curtainwall help manage glare and solar gain, decreasing building load to save energy. The building offers spectacular views of the St. Johns River.

Building Facts

  • 300,000 GSF
  • 11 stories
  • 216 beds
  • Intraoperative MRI/CT suites
  • Behavioral Health
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Neurology & Neuroscience
  • Environmental Graphic Design