Team selected for CSRC at new St. Paul’s Hospital

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Providence Health Care has selected Diamond Schmitt Architects and Kirsten Reite Architecture as the prime consultant team to lead the design of the Clinical Support and Research Centre (CSRC) at the new St. Paul’s Hospital.

PCL Construction has been selected as the construction manager to oversee all pre-construction and construction aspects of the project. Building design and pre-construction activities are now underway.

“Diamond Schmitt and PCL have demonstrated exceptional expertise as architects and builders. I have immense confidence in their ability to deliver upon our unique vision of transforming care through innovation, research and learning in a purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility,” said Fiona Dalton, president & CEO, Providence Health Care.

To select the teams, Providence issued competitive requests-for-proposals, and carried out extensive evaluations of shortlisted teams dedicated to bringing the CSRC to life.

“The design approach to St. Paul’s Hospital’s new Clinical Support and Research Centre creates a gateway to the health care campus. Designed as an innovation hub focused on providing flexible clinical spaces and lab spaces to support advancements in life sciences research and cross-disciplinary collaborations, the centre is also envisioned as a community hub and crossroads. A new civic plaza, large outdoor terraces on upper floors and interconnected spaces will enhance accessibility and establish a truly integrated health care facility – a vibrant place of science and social activity in downtown Vancouver,” said Don Schmitt, principal at Diamond Schmitt.

The CSRC will be approximately 34,400 square metres (370,000 square feet) in size and connected with a sky-bridge to the new St. Paul’s Hospital, which is under construction. The facility will house key research centres, programs, and specialty physician practices to enhance overall patient care in alignment with the government’s commitment to research and healthcare.

“We are proud to be a part of this project that provides space for research and health care in the community as we continue our partnership with PHC in the development of the New St. Paul’s Hospital and Health Campus,” said Jeff Murphy, vice president and district manager, PCL.


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