The University of Louisville (UofL) Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center

Louisville, KY
  • 175,000 sq ft
  • $54 million
  • 9 stories
  • Completed in 2018

Structural Features

  • The dramatic 120-ft long pedestrian bridge connects the new 9-story medical office building, also designed by Uzun + Case, to the existing facilities.
  • The design team operated as a collaborative unit between the architect, the engineer and an invited artist.
  • Multiple structural and aesthetic schemes for the bridge were proposed. The team then collaboratively advanced the design, ultimately arriving on a unique cantilevered steel structure which reflected tree-like form, while referencing early Kentucky cantilevered bridges, and clearly demonstrated its structural behavior.
  • The unique design resulted in a 20% reduction of steel tonnage when compared to a conventional bridge design.

Awards

1st Place in Special Projects, 2018
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Georgia Chapter

Engineering Excellence Award, State Award, Special Projects, 2019
Georgia Engineering Alliance (GEA)