Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Master Plan

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Master Plan

In order to serve the growing pediatric population, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta proposed to build a new campus with 20+ acres of greenspace and medically efficient design. The campus will allow Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to meet Georgia’s growing need while improving health outcomes for their patients in a transformative environment for their patient families, physicians, staff and neighbors. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta partnered with HGOR, working as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop a comprehensive 1.2 million SF Campus Master Plan for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, which includes 20+ acres of planned gardens and greenspace on the campus. Since evidence based research indicates that patients who enjoy natural light and outdoor views heal faster, require less pain medication and have shorter stays, the overall design focused on a green campus designed with efficient clinical spaces. The master plan’s design creates a unique environment of healing within a “park-like” campus setting, accommodating pedestrian and vehicular circulation, outdoor programs and activities, while also incorporating 4,500 parking spaces. Key design features allow both guests and employees to enjoy “healing views” of the Atlanta Skyline.

Set to deliver in 2025, the new hospital and related clinic and support space campus will span 70-acres in Brookhaven, Georgia. This new state-of-the-art facility uses Georgia’s natural palette and will include gathering spaces, planted areas, water features, two miles of walking paths and a variety of gardens providing spaces to recharge, socialize, eat and relax. In addition to the interactive elements of the campus, HGOR conceptualized a functioning landscape which helps to filter stormwater, ameliorate the urban heat island and increase biodiversity across the 70 acres. The Master Plan was adopted by the board in the fall of 2017, with the opening of the Center of Advanced Pediatrics in summer of 2018, support office buildings in 2020 and the new hospital in 2025.

LocationAtlanta, Georgia
Year CompletedDesign in Progress
Size70 acres
Design TeamBob Hughes, Steve Sanchez