Cleveland Clinic Brunswick Emergency Department

  • Client

    • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Project Type

Design Achievement - Soothing views to nature, thoughtfully organized fixtures and equipment, and carefully chosen and placed artwork create an experience of visual and sonic tranquility at the Cleveland Clinic Brunswick Family Health Center Emergency Department. DLR Group|Westlake Reed Leskosky’s award-winning design serves as a canvas and frame for the seasonally-changing landscape and light of northeast Ohio. Inside and out, the composition of elements is measured and artistically achieved with an economy of moves. Using a chromatic and texturally Spartan aesthetic approach to absorb and reflect the dynamic transformation of the natural surroundings, the design evades the static and repetitive institutional experience. Free of decorative motifs, the serene and healing environment alleviates anxiety and promotes ease of wayfinding with the poetic illumination of light from ample floor-to-floor glazing. This LEED Silver (pending) project balances environmentally sensitive, sustainable development with the needs of a world-class healthcare facility. 

Scope Summary - The two-story 40,000 SF addition was seamlessly connected to the Cleveland Clinic Brunswick Family Health Center with minimal disruption of operations in the occupied building. The corner connection created a convenient public drop off and parking area for the new emergency department. The first story is approximately 22,500 GSF and includes an appropriately-sized processing lab and an imaging department. The design employs the use of a four-bed ‘split flow’ for non-emergent patients, and 12 exam rooms configured around a central core that serves as a multidisciplinary work station for ED staff. Convenient access to Imaging and the rooftop helistop are directly adjacent to exam area. The second story of the new construction consists of approximately 17,000 GSF of shell space with planning considerations to include exam rooms and offices. Design choices upheld Cleveland Clinic’s commitment to sustainability and achieved LEED for Healthcare Silver certification. The team provided architecture, programming, interior design, structural engineering and LEED documentation services.

DLR Group acquired Westlake Reed Leskosky in September 2016. Today, the combined design expertise and resources of Westlake Reed Leskosky and DLR Group serve clients as a global, integrated design firm committed to elevating the human experience through design.


Awards & Recognition

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  • National AIA Healthcare Design Award

    American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health
  • Honor Award

    American Institute of Architects (AIA) Ohio
  • Honor Award

    American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cleveland

Cleveland Clinic Brunswick Emergency Department

Cleveland Clinic Foundation