Surgical Tower

, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

Surgical Tower entrance
Surgical Tower aerial
Surgical Tower view

The new Surgical Tower will offer enhanced space and features for UNC's surgeons and staff, including modernized operating rooms, improved space for recovering patients, and more space for families and guests. UNC Medical Center, in partnership with UNC School of Medicine, is the only state-owned teaching hospital in North Carolina.

When complete, the project will be the largest building on UNC Medical Center’s campus and will also give UNC Health Care an opportunity to enhance its existing infrastructure. An overhead pedestrian bridge will link the Surgical Tower to the existing parking decks.

Energy Usage

170 kBtu/ft2⸱yr

Energy Use Intensity

25 %

Below the AIA 2030 Baseline

Building Facts

  • 335,000 GSF
  • 23 Operating Rooms
  • 1 Hybrid Operating Room
  • 56 Pre/Post-op Patient Care Areas
  • 56 ICU Beds
  • Satellite Pharmacy
  • Sterile Processing Area
  • Clinical Offices


UNC Health Care recently broke ground on its Surgical Tower - part of its ongoing effort to best serve the people of North Carolina with modernized surgical spaces and more room for patients and their loved ones.