Medical / Imaging


OWH provided programming, planning, and design services for the renovation of approximately 13,780 square feet of the existing 10th Floor of the West Pavilion at Barnes Jewish Hospital to house a state-of-the-art Clinical Imaging Research Facility. The facility was designed to house a 3.0T Clinical MRI, a 1.5T Clinical MRI, a Clinical CT/PET Scanner, a Clinical PET Scanner, a CT Scanner, Hot Lab, Patient Support Space, as well as Clinical Research Support Space.

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01 Special Features & Challenges

The challenge of this project was incorporating all of the specialty equipment systems, including radio frequency shielding, magnetic shielding, radiation shielding, and specialty exhaust systems in a patient tower foot print with roughly 10’-10” floor to structure clearances. In addition, the existing concrete pan deck structure required structural steel underpinning to support the weight of the equipment and shielding systems. Rigging of the magnet systems through a side wall access 10 stories above grade was a challenge as well.

02 Location

St. Louis, MO

03 Completion Date


04 Square Footage


05 Services

Pre-Design, Programming, Planning, Schematic Design, Design Development, Contract Documents, Bidding & Negotiation, Construction Administration, Interior Design, Equipment Planning, Building Assessment, Technical Coordination