Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is the third oldest hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest hospital in New England. Serving nearly 1.4 million outpatient visits and discharging more than 48,000 patients annually, MGH had to expand its services in order to meet a growing patient population and continue providing the world-renowned, quality care it’s known for. The hospital decided to build a new addition to its extremely compact campus in downtown Boston to provide a high-tech, patient-centered healing environment that could meet their current needs and grow with the needs of the community for the next 100 years.
The tight urban site and the programmatically-dense building mandated a high level of precision in the design and delivery of the project. Building Information Modeling allowed the design team to manage the complexities of fitting a 14-story building on a compact site; make multiple connections to existing buildings; and link numerous departments within, all while maximizing opportunities for future flexibility, daylight, patient safety and staff productivity.