Pediatric Medical Office Building, Novak Center

, University of Louisville

Louisville, KY


With the goal of having a better way of delivering healthcare to adolescent patients in Kentucky, the University of Louisville Physicians Group sought the services of GBBN and EYP to develop a comprehensive medical office building. The Novak Center for Children’s Health stands eight stories high with over 250,000 square feet of new space. The building is home to seven clinical levels, lab and radiology services, a conference center, and a rooftop garden. Every element of the building— from the playful accent colors on each floor designed to reinforce wayfinding to the coordinating spirit animals allowing for children to feel at ease when entering an unfamiliar space—was chosen with care. The new center provides a place for children to feel safe and secure while receiving care during difficult times. A notable feature are the co-working spaces, which allow diverse individuals to come together and share resources and ideas. They are characterized by open floor plans filled with flexible and easy to rearrange furniture.

GBBN was the Architect of Record

Building Facts

  • 174,000 SF
  • 8 stories
  • 180 Exam and Treatment rooms
  • 21 Infusion Rooms and a dedicated Infusion Pharmacy
  • Diagnostic Lab
  • Radiology
  • Retail Pharmacy
  • Conference Center