Riley Hospital for Children Maternity & Newborn Health

Riley Hospital for Children Maternity and Newborn Health

Indianapolis, IN


  • Assignment: Construction Manager
  • Architect: BSA LifeStructures
  • Mechanical Engineer: BSA LifeStructures
  • Structural Engineer: JPS Consulting Engineers
  • Civil Engineer: JPS Consulting Engineers


The new Maternity and Newborn Health will be the largest Level-3 NICU in Indiana and amongst the largest in the country- providing families across the state access to world-class maternity and newborn preventive care It is a 155,000 sf renovation to existing facility, consolidating all NICU and OB/GYN services and staff to one central downtown location. It includes clinical space, NICU, OB/GYN clinic, sterile processing, C-section operation rooms, labor and delivery, fetal surgery and Postpartum units. It also includes renovations to existing kitchen/food services, atrium and site entry and upgrades to existing MEP system.


  • The project team coordinated extensively with hospital officials to ensure the safety of all visitors, patients and staff.
  • Throughout all phases of the project, the hospital remained fully-operational with patient occupancy above, below and adjacent to the project.
  • Flow scheduling reduced increments of work by coupling activities together and improved performance.
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) enabled the team to virtually model the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems prior to construction which increased the reliability of the construction schedule.

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