Cannon Design has been chosen to design the 2.5 million square foot Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal (CHUM). Cannon Design is part of the CHUM Collectif Consortium, which is also comprised of DCYSA Architecture + Design, Innisfree and OHL Construction Canada. The project is the largest public-private partnership commissioned in North America.
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CHUM is a pivotal part of the Universite de Montreal, which is also a major teaching hospital. The new facility will make CHUM one of the largest academic medical centers in North America. At 2.5 million square feet of space, CHUM will have the ability to serve 345,000 ambulatory patients, 22,000 inpatients and 65,000 emergency patients per year. CHUM will also feature 770 single-patient rooms, ambulatory and diagnostic centers, surgery, intensive care, clinical laboratories and a research centre for over 35 medical disciplines.
“Teamwork was pivotal to our success,” noted Jose Silva, Project Principal on CHUM, in a statement. “It was an endeavor requiring fierce dedication, talent, and continued resilience where individual contributions made the difference.”
Hospitals are among the few buildings that continue to be built despite the state of the economy. As a result, many architects and builders are beginning to diversify their portfolio and design for this field. Cannon Design has a significant amount of experience designing hospitals and health care facilities.