University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Iowa City, Iowa

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), established in1868, has been Heery Design’s client for more than 40 years. In 1972, Heery Design worked with UIHC to develop a flexible master plan for incremental replacement of UIHC’s aging facilities, and in the process, develop those facilities to incorporate the most advanced standards of medical care.

UIHC’s expansion has occurred in 22 major phases, resulting in five new pavilions involving 2.5 million SF: Boyd Tower, Roy J. Carver Pavilion, John W. Colloton Pavilion, John Pappajohn Pavilion, and Pomerantz Family Pavilion. Major components are:

  • Surgical suite with 22 operating rooms
  • Comprehensive cancer center
  • Eye institute  
  • 513 inpatient beds
  • Family practice center
  • PET imaging center
  • Iowa Children’s Health Center
  • Emergency department
  • 175 ICU beds – surgical, pediatric, coronary, neurology, burns and transplants
  • Intermediate pulmonary care unit
  • Autopsy suite
  • Center of Excellence for Image Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Hospital dentistry replacement clinic
  • New front entry
  • Otolaryngology – head and neck surgery institute
  • Perinatal and obstetrical patient care unit replacement, including PICU and NICU
  • Psychiatric inpatient / outpatient facilities
  • Outpatient specialty clinics
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Digestive disease center
  • Heart center

In spring 2008, Heery was awarded the role of Architect of Record for two new buildings:  a 600,000 SF children’s hospital and an 800,000 SF critical care tower, as well as the renovation of 500,000 SF of existing buildings.

Two projects—the clinical cancer center and the Institute of Orthopedic, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinic—were designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.