2020 AGC Build America Award: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute

Cincinnati, OH

We Are Building

The UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute is the first of its kind to blend architecture and neurologic patient care. The facility emphasizes light, comfort, flexibility, and stress-reduction with a focus on neurological patient experience. A variety of activities occur at the institute bringing innovation in neurological medicine to the next level. It is four-stories, 110,611 sf steel frame outpatient research facility consolidating 15 head/brain specialties to one central location.

The project site was located on an urban campus with virtually no laydown space and high-priority traffic from ambulances traveling to the emergency department. To overcome these challenges, Messer implemented solutions including Single Piece Flow construction and prefabrication.

Features and Facts

This project project has been recognized with several awards including AGC Build America Award (2020), AGC Build Ohio Award (2019), ENR Midwest Best Projects Award of Merit (2019), AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award Citation of Merit (2019), The Architect’s Newspaper Best Healthcare project and Editor’s Pick for best Façade (2019), and several other honors. In addition, it exceeded 40% economic inclusion requirement by achieving 46% M/W/SBE participation.

Assignment: Construction Manager with a Guaranteed Maximum Price

Architect: Perkins and Will 

Mechanical Engineer: HDR, Inc.

Civil Engineer: Jacobs Consultancy, Inc.

Structural Engineer: Shell & Meyer