The Battle Building at UVA Children’s Hospital

, UVA Health

Charlottesville, VA

Main Lobby
Hospital exterior
Interactive feature wall
Waiting area
Waiting area
Patient Room
Consult rooms

The Battle Building at UVA Children's Hospital shines as a beacon of hope for Central Virginia. It's not only a campus gateway but also unites previously dispersed pediatric healthcare clinics: over 30 pediatric specialties, teen health, outpatient surgery, and women's health.

Children and their families are at the center of care at the Battle Building. Related specialties are grouped in clinical neighborhoods, so services are adjacent to each other. Instead of requiring patients to go from one clinic to another, multiple specialists in neighborhoods can attend to children in one convenient place.

Colorfully lit in the evenings, the seven floors of the Battle Building are family-friendly, designed with comfort in mind. As visitors journey through the facility, floors are organized with graphics that engage the imagination of children. Interactive storytelling walls take young patients on adventures through classic children's books like Charlotte's Web, Curious George, and The Jungle Book.

The UVA Maternal and Fetal Medicine Clinic specializes in mothers-to-be, particularly those with concerning medical issues. Early interventions and therapies ensure the health of the mom and baby.

The bright and cheerful Battle Building at UVA Children's Hospital is more than a vital resource for its community. It's the convenience of having providers all in the same space working together to help patients get better.

Odell Associates were Architect of Record.

Building Facts

  • 75 Examination Rooms
  • 36 Specialty Clinics
  • 12 Operating Rooms
  • 40-Foot-Long Interactive Storytelling Walls
  • 200,300 new GSF
  • Medical Planning, Interior Design, Interior Fixtures & Equipment, and Environmental Graphic Design
  • Pediatric Clinics
  • Maternal & Fetal Medicine
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Family Amenities

I think this is a great victory. People have been working a long time on this, and it will benefit children that have not even been born yet. This will be a great facility and a beacon of hope for parents with children who are ill.

Teresa A. Sullivan President, UVA

Awards & Honors

  1. Healthcare Award of Merit for Large Healthcare

    IIDA Best of the Best Awards

  2. AIA Honor Award


  3. LEED Gold


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