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UCMasterPlan.jpg (27465 bytes)University of Cincinnati East Campus Master Plan

Frank Zilm & Associates, Inc., in a joint venture with the Harrell Group, developed a comprehensive site plan for the 54 acre Medical Center campus at the University of Cincinnati in 1998, building on a previous master planned developed by Frank Zilm for the campus in 1984. The urban medical campus had evolved since 1915 through a series of incremental projects. Significant changes in traffic patterns and adjacent land utilization generated major dissonance with existing uses. Resolution of these problems and the need to site new buildings created pressures for a comprehensive plan. Working with representatives of the University Hospital, the College of Medicine and the University administration, Frank Zilm directed a process which encompassed traffic analysis, existing building analysis, and projection of space needs. The master plan set in place a plan which reoriented the main public access to the campus, developed new traffic and parking patterns, and site selection and development five major buildings, including the Barrett Cancer Center, the Shrine Children’s Hospital, and the University of Cincinnati Critical Care Pavilion.  The 1997 master planning effort, initiated with The Harrell Group, Ballenger, Earl Walls, and Affiliated Engineers further developed plans for the four colleges based at the east campus, resulting in the plan for a major new addition to the MSB building and the remodeling/reuse of existing facilities.

 Cardiovascular Research Institute

Working with Earl Walls and Associates, Dr. Frank Zilm determined site selection options and developed program concepts for a new 120,000 square foot Cardiovascular Research Institute. This structure is integrated into existing College of Medicine and University Hospital facilities to support clinical and basic science heart research. Laboratory and administrative facilities were established on a modular concept, allowing long term flexibility and consistency in construction. Special consideration was made in the planning to encourage interaction between basic science and clinical faculty. Special transgenic mouse facilities are incorporated into the building, providing a base for the development of unique colonies of mice for use in genetic and other studies. As part of the implementation of this project, Dr. Zilm developed a comprehensive plan for all College of Medicine facilities, encompassing over one million square feet of space in seven buildings.

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