University of Maryland Medical Center - Labor and Delivery Unit (Baltimore, MD)
The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), one of the nation’s oldest teaching hospitals, was named among the best acute care hospitals in the US. To reflect the strength of the women and infants’ clinical and teaching services, UMMC decided to improve their Labor & Delivery facilities located in downtown Baltimore, MD.
AKF provided engineering design services for the 30,000 SF renovation including eight new labor/delivery/recovery rooms, three new operating rooms, pre- and post-partum support, and administration areas. Designed in three phases utilizing an IPD-like platform, the project team collaborated to create new work strategies and BIM processes, allowing UMMC to use this approach for future projects.
Utilizing evidence-based design principles throughout the design process, the patients and caregivers were the focus of all decisions. The project was designed to LEED® Silver NC standards as a pathway to meet the requirements of the Baltimore City Green Building Standard.