TKB and its design team completed the building expansion and extensive renovations to the University of Illinois’ Veterinary Teaching Hospital Small Animal Clinic.
Lead by TKB, the design team expanded the hospital’s operating room capacity from 3 to 7, added an interventional radiation suite, added a step-down unit, and expanded critical care capability for both ICU and emergency services.
The existing building’s strong cruciform shape and canted exposed aggregate walls required creativity to blend the surgical expansion wing, ventilation, and space requirements with the 60’s era building. The new surgical wing provides both direct and indirect observational capabilities to students and teaching staff through AV infrastructure and viewing windows. The space vacated by the surgical program allowed an expansion for surgical intake to support pre- and post-op program requirements, and the expansion and reorganization of both the emergency department and critical care unit.