University of Utah Hospital Operating Room Expansion

After two years of operation in the University Hospital Ambulatory Care Complex (ACC), completed by FFKR Architects in the Summer of 2020, the surgical suite on Level had grown to total capacity. The ACC OR Expansion renovated the previous administration space and added two new operating rooms to the existing surgical suite. These two additional operating rooms —one designed explicitly with robotic equipment— would allow for additional capacity and greater volume and accommodate growth within the hospital system. Extra Sterile Processing space is also included in the expansion, along with a large employee breakroom that can be segmented into two smaller rooms with a partition wall. The interior design was integrated so seamlessly that the existing and new spaces are indistinguishable.

To keep the existing operative suite active and functional, design solutions focused on providing the best design and workflow for the new ORs and construction phasing that would allow all the necessary support spaces to remain in operation during construction.