Duke Medicine Pavilion


Duke Medicine


Size: 600,000 SF

Beds: 160

Operating Rooms: 18

Architect: Perkins+Will

Duke Medicine Pavilion

North Carolina

The Duke Medicine Pavilion is a major expansion of surgery and critical care services at Duke University Hospital. The project allowed Duke to grow high priority programs and provide increased capacity for their services in the region. The project includes operating suites featuring the latest surgical technologies, as well as intraoperative magnetic resonance (MRI) and computer tomography (CT) imaging capabilities. 

The structural system for the main tower is framed with cast-in-place concrete pan-joists, designed for future flexibility and adaptability. The project also includes a new 6-level, 300 feet long connector to the existing building. Building Information Modeling (BIM) was used to deepen collaboration within the team for the complex connector structure. Our solution minimized relocation of the extensive network of existing underground utilities and minimized the impact on the existing hospital’s operations.

Walter P Moore also leveraged the BIM model to be one of the first projects in the nation to achieve the LEED Pilot credit for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Material quantities from the BIM were used in conjunction with LCA tools to quantitatively assess the embodied impacts of the structural and envelope materials.