RKTB has completed its design for a $30-million, 273,000-square-foot hospital complex in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, for American Hospital LTD. The objective was to create a first-class, for-profit hospital that meets American medical standards and that produces a striking image. Accordingly, RKTB’s design integrates modern technology into a visually appealing, peaceful environment appropriate for the setting’s tropical climate. The American Hospital constitutes only one part of a 200-acre plot of land located between Abuja and its international airport. The Nigerian government donated this farmland not only for the hospital, but also for future research buildings, a medical school, a hotel and convention center, and associated housing. The first phase includes a 70-bed facility and support functions. Specific features of the design include sun screening, a large entrance canopy, a skylit atrium lobby and lush landscaping. Other firms involved in the project include the health facilities studio of Perkins Eastman, and FMA, the Nigerian architects of record.