The Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign is creating a paradigm-shifting department-less health building for the Philadelphia Neurologic Institute (PNI) outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The project establishes a new typology for healthcare design that will connect clinicians, patients, and industry partners.
“The Philadelphia Neurologic Institute project does not seek incremental changes to patient experience, but rather an entirely new approach that reimagines healthcare possibilities,” said Mehrdad Yazdani, director of the Yazdani Studio. “The institute is a departure from past precedent and forges an important new path in healthcare design.”
The 32,516-m2 (350,000-sf) project sets itself apart from other health buildings in many ways, including:
- PNI will be the first building in the country to unite all neuro-disciplines in a singular building;
●the project is designed without departments to allow health professionals and researchers work collaboratively and fuel discovery in new ways;
● PNI creates a system where all care services come to the patient creating a seamless process that improves patient experience and eliminates unnecessary travel and waiting; and
- deep focus on translational health and knowledge transfer, organizing spaces to bring research and clinician teams closer together to improve overall health outcomes.
“The PNI team is an inspiring group dedicated to raising the bar and trying new things each day,” said Yazdani. “They empowered us to unleash our full creative process on this project and we couldn’t be more excited.”
Once built, the PNI building will be located adjacent to Crozer Chester Medical Campus near Philadelphia. It will house 145 patient beds and key services for surgery, ICU, rehabilitation, emergency medicine, outpatient care, and an entire wing for industry partnership and research.