NU Feinberg School of Medicine McGaw Pavilion Simulation and Advanced MRI Research Center

  • Client: Northwestern University
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Size: 25,000 square feet
  • Services Provided: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection

This 25,000 square foot project included the design of spaces used for teaching medical students typical operating room procedures and practices. In an area designated Northwestern Center for Advanced Surgical Education (NCASE), functional mannequins were used in all of the Simulation spaces. Control Rooms were placed adjacent to the Simulation rooms with one-way viewing windows for the instructors and audio-video recorded Simulation exercises were then reviewed in Debriefing/Breakout rooms. The Simulation spaces included complete headwall systems with medical gas, electrical, and nurse call systems. The MRI spaces consisted of a 7-T and 3-T MRI used for research purposes. This area was designated the Center for Advanced Magnetic Imaging (CAMRI). Existing central building systems (ventilation, plumbing, electrical, and fire protection) were used in the design of both suites, but needed significant modification in order to meet the needs of the space.

Completed: 2010

Architect: Harley Ellis Devereaux