Cincinnati Children's Critical Care Building

Cincinnati Children's Critical Care Building

Cincinnati, OH


  • Assignment: Construction Manager 
  • Architect: ZGF Architects - Partnered with GBBN Architects
  • Mechanical Engineer: Fosdick & Hilmer - Partnered with AEI
  • Civil Engineer: The Kleingers Group


The new 650,000 sf Critical Care Building features an additional 26,000 sf for parking and a 118,000 sf renovation of the existing Location A. This state-of-the-art tower includes 249 new patient beds to expand their intake of patients from all over the world. The tower also features a 90,000 sf emergency department, a new pharmacy, wet labs, central sterile department (CSD), NICU, bone marrow transplant center (BMTC), ORs, PICUs, CICUs, and complex airway space.





  • More than 35% of overall contracts were spent with certified Minority-and Women-owned Business Enterprises, exceeding the 30% goal.

  • 27% of on-the-job personnel was diverse, exceeding the 25% goal.

  • 50 local residents were hired into sustainable, full-time careers through the Uptown (now titled Urban) Workforce Development Initiative (UWDI) throughout the course of this project.

  • Off-site construction of exterior walls, MEP racks, bathrooms, fire protection, and exterior skin helped expedite the schedule.
  • 2023 Build America Award for New/Renovation Construction

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