Diamond Schmitt leads design of Clinical and Research Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital

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Andrea Chin, Communications Director
Email: achin@dsai.ca

Don Schmitt, Principal
Email: dschmitt@dsai.ca

February 12, 2024

Vancouver, BC – Building design and pre-construction activities are now underway at the Clinical Support and Research Centre (CSRC) at the new St. Paul’s Hospital on the Jim Pattison Medical Campus in Vancouver. Residents of British Columbia are a step closer to benefiting from outstanding research and integrated healthcare as the delivery team has been selected, after extensive evaluations of shortlisted teams dedicated to bringing the building to life.

Providence Health Care has selected Diamond Schmitt Architects and Kirsten Reite Architecture as the Prime Consultant team to lead the design of the CSRC. In addition, PCL Construction has been selected as the Construction Manager to oversee all pre-construction and construction aspects of the project. 

“The design approach to St. Paul’s Hospital’s new Clinical Support and Research Centre creates a gateway to the health care campus. Designed as an innovation hub focused on providing flexible clinical spaces and lab spaces to support advancements in life sciences research and cross-disciplinary collaborations, the centre is also envisioned as a community hub and crossroads. A new civic plaza, large outdoor terraces on upper floors and interconnected spaces will enhance accessibility and establish a truly integrated health care facility – a vibrant place of science and social activity in downtown Vancouver,” says Don Schmitt, Principal at Diamond Schmitt.

The CSRC will be approximately 34,400 square metres (370,000 square feet) in size and connected with a sky-bridge to the new St. Paul’s Hospital, which is under construction. The facility will house key research centres, programs, and specialty physician practices to enhance overall patient care in alignment with the government’s commitment to research and healthcare.

“Diamond Schmitt and PCL have demonstrated exceptional expertise as architects and builders. I have immense confidence in their ability to deliver upon our unique vision of transforming care through innovation, research and learning in a purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility,” says Fiona Dalton, President & CEO, Providence Health Care. 

Read the full press release here.