Health Care : Acute Care   /   Department of Veterans Affairs

Surgery Center

Cleveland, Ohio    map
Status: Complete

Westlake Reed Leskosky was commissioned by the Department of Veteran Affairs to design a 2-story addition to the existing 6-story hospital facility. The building houses surgery on the ground floor and ICU/recovery suite on the second floor, as well as a relocated entry. The existing building was distinctly institutional in nature, but had the advantage of a substantial setback from the street, a lightly rolling terrain an a nature stand of trees that integrated the campus with Cleveland's Wade Park. The new facility was treated as a smaller scale pavilion and transition from the street to the height of the existing building. There is a strong gesture to the street by means of a monumental limestone wall (which recalls some of the elements found in the various cultural gardens) and a sweeping wave of curtain wall, relating to the curve of the street and the topography of the site.