317,000 GSF, 29,450 M2
Architecture, Interior Architecture, Lighting Design, Master Planning, Programming
LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations (NC) LEED-NC-Gold
Award of Merit - Health Care, Building Team - Gold Award, Craftsmanship Award, Brick Masonry Category
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SmithGroupJJR’s creative and efficient design helped Holy Cross Health win regulatory approval to build Montgomery County’s first new hospital in 35 years. The 93-bed acute care facility brings much-needed services to a rapidly growing and aging population.
Design objectives included minimizing impact on the site and preserving its natural beauty. SmithGroupJJR's solution leverages that beauty for healing. Bronze-painted metal canopies complement the nearby vegetation and create an inspiring arrival experience for patients, while a healing garden of drought-tolerant native plantings blends with the landscape and provides space for contemplation.
Because daylight contributes to the healing process, thoughtful placement of exterior glazing—low-E coatings with a light green tint—allows for energy-efficient penetration of healthy natural daylight. Other elements contributing to an atmosphere of healing include programmed illumination, soothing interior finishes and integrated artwork. These decisions had other benefits as well, helping the project achieve LEED-Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council—now one of only a handful of hospitals to obtain this level of sustainability.
A New Hospital in 90 Seconds
Take a quick video tour of Holy Cross Germantown, set to open in just a few months. #gettingexcited!
About the New Germantown Hospital
Find out more about the new hospital.
Big Plans, More Healthcare
Germantown is home to Maryland's newest hospital, and the first in the U.S. to be built on a community college campus.