UMMS, Weinberg Building

Henry Adams provided design and construction administration services for a new, 380,000 SF, medical building. It includes units for central processing, acute care, diagnostic imaging, surgical suites, patient hotel, pediatric inpatient services, women’s inpatient services, cafeteria, and retail space.  A full atrium with skylights opens up the seven-story building, part of a large complex of hospital/medical buildings in downtown Baltimore.  This building shares several utilities with the complex and requires an expansion of the central refrigeration system.

Some of our tasks included:

  • Demolition and Site preparation of three freestanding buildings and two wings of existing structure.
  • Relocation and replacement of campus service entrance high voltage switching station (45 mVA).
  • Electrical design of lighting, power, fire alarm, communications, data distribution wiring, and emergency generator.
  • Fire protection system design.

The building houses a 55,000 SF emergency center with 54 separate adult and pediatric areas, dedicated radiology units, and chest pain evaluation center. It has 16 operating rooms, angiography suite, and surgery rooms.  Each operating area has its own air filtration system to eliminate the spread of airborne germs. The three top floors are patient rooms.  Other areas are imaging department, patient resource center, training center for employees.  Laboratory and medical facilities, including animal holding and testing facilities, were designed in accordance with all federal criteria for medical/research facilities, including the Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health, and the American Association for the Accreditation of Laboratory and Animal Care Facilities.

Additional Information:

LocationBaltimore, MD
Completion Date
Construction Value $145,000,000
OwnerUniversity of Maryland Medical System
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