Building design goes green
With this new construction, we are pursuing a Green Globes Certification, an assessment that measures environmental performance and sustainable design. The American National Standards Institute criteria include indoor air quality, efficient water consumption and recycling efforts.
Patient parking? No problem.
A 600-space parking garage adjacent to the hospitals will ensure easy access for patients and visitors if they forgo valet parking. A covered walkway from the garage will lead into the lobby of the building, where metro-inspired wayfinding will help patients, visitors, faculty and staff find their way through the facility.
“This building has two front doors, not a back door,” said Brad Pollitt, A.I.A., UF Health Shands Facilities Development vice president. “We designed it to ensure our patients and visitors can easily access the hospitals, whether they choose to self-park or use the valet service. Everything we’re creating has our patients’ ease in mind.”