INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – As part of a joint venture, three companies in Indianapolis are working together to design the new campus for Indiana University Health in downtown Indianapolis. The architectural offices CSO and RATIO Architects have founded CURIS Design LLC together with the health design company BSA LifeStructures.
Partners say CURIS will drive the development of the IU Health Flexible Platform of Care project. Partners say the new campus will “be a distinctive, resilient health area that serves the Indianapolis community efficiently, effectively and sustainably.”
“At this critical moment in American healthcare, we are encouraged by this innovative approach to project delivery and job creation,” said Alan Tucker, President of the CSO. “Indianapolis has clearly emerged as a leader in healthcare innovation, and the new IU Health campus on 16th Street will continue that impressive legacy.”
The $ 1.6 billion hospital redevelopment project announced earlier this month will consolidate the two existing adult hospitals. The new hospital will be part of an expanded campus that will also include research and educational facilities for the IU School of Medicine.
“With CURIS Design, this team is taking this unique opportunity to bring the best of Hoosier’s creativity to this innovative program and vision developed by IU Health,” said Keith Smith, chief strategy officer, BSA.
According to the partners, CURIS combines BSA’s experience in health design with architectural giants RATIO and CSO, two of the city’s largest architectural firms.
IU Health and CURIS Design are committed to ensuring that at least 25% of project contracts go to certified companies owned by minorities, women or veterans.
CURIS is expected to submit an application for qualification for the design team on Monday.