Project Description

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Veterinary Teaching Hospital Small Animal Surgery Suite Expansion & Renovation

Urbana, Illinois US | 18,000 SF At the University of Illinois’ Veterinary Teaching Hospital, TKB dramatically increased surgical, ICU and emergency room quality and capacity by applying the standards of modern medicine in a comprehensive renovation and building addition to the 1970’s Small Animal Hospital. The new surgery wing, constructed as an infill to two original perpendicular wings, accommodates surgical rooms and a new interventional radiology suite. Flexibility for future equipment changes is planned into the unit. The new wing meets medical standards for sterility by providing the appropriate access, procedural sequences and finishes. Rounds rooms with overviews of the new surgical theaters and supplementary AV cameras and screens provide direct and indirect observation opportunities for students. By relocating surgeries to the new wing, existing space was available to increase capacity and quality for supporting programs such as pre- and post-op and Critical Care (Emergency Room and ICU). Increasing demand for quality veterinary care can now be met with the enlarged and improved critical care facilities. Throughout the construction period, the facility remained a working and teaching hospital with ongoing surgeries and 24/7 Critical Care requiring careful consideration of both human and patient safety and comfort. TKB’s thoughtful re-use of the existing building allowed delivery of a complex design within the University’s exacting budget parameters.