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Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital 

Partners HealthCare; Charlestown Navy Yard - Boston, MA

2006 - 2013

Project Description :  Situated along Boston Harbor in historic Charlestown Navy Yard, Spaulding’s new facility is clad in profiled metal panel and glass to provide an uplifting architectural expression, and to recall the site’s unique history as a major ship-building center for the United States Navy from the 1800’s through the early 1970’s.  Sun shades are integrated at larger glass expanses and a series of metal bands wrap the primary architectural volumes into a single, unified element. The masonry base anchors the building to the surrounding site and also reflects the brick tradition of Charlestown Navy Yard.


A three-story podium houses many of the hospital’s common patient, public and operational functions including; lobby, conference center, cafe, therapy pool and gymnasiums.  Administrative offices, outpatient programs and research space are also located in the podium.  Landscaped roof terraces and green roofs provide both visual and physical access to the outdoors for patients and staff.  The five-story tower is set back from the harbor and houses 132 all-private patient rooms with various specialties including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and pediatrics.


Project Role :  Project Architect of Shell & Core team in Chicago, collaborated with our Boston office for medical planning and Interior Design scope, as well as allied consultants in Boston. Thoroughly involved with project from schematic inception through final closeout.

SD - DD - CD - CA

Perkins + Will

Chicago, IL &

Boston, MA

Design : 2006 - 2009

Construction :  2010 - 2013

Size : 260,000 SF 

Cost : $170 Million

Awards : LEED Gold

2013 BSA Sustainable Design Award

2013 Preservation Achievement Award

2013 Healthcare Environment Awards

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