Eskenazi Health’s main campus in Indianapolis, which includes the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, has become one of the largest LEED® Gold healthcare campuses in the world, and the first in Indiana.
Eskenazi Health partnered with a team led by St. Louis-based architecture firm HOK on the design of the campus, which includes six buildings and a parking garage on 37 acres at the western end of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.
The LEED Gold certification for the 1.3-million-square-foot campus encompasses several different building types, including an inpatient bed hospital, an ambulatory care center with a sky farm on the roof, an open-air outdoor plaza called “The Commonground,” faculty office building, pavilion restaurant, central utility plant and central boiler plant.
HOK served as the executive architect and sustainability consultant, with Platinum Earth, Blackburn Architects and Urban Design contributing to the LEED certification management. Syska Hennessey Group, Inc. served as executive engineer, while RATIO Architects, Inc. was the architect of record and BSA LifeStructures served as engineer for the Ambulatory Care Building. Context Design and Ninebark Landscaping, Inc. also joined HOK on the landscape architecture team.