Monday, September 16, 2019 | 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Separate Registration Required
Facility Tour Two: Highlights of the Longwood Medical Area - A Walking Tour
Welcome to the Longwood Medical area, an approximately 9 city block area of Boston housing one of the most dense concentrations of healthcare related activity in the country. It includes four teaching hospitals, Harvard Medical School, research centers, medicine-related colleges and biomedical firms – many connected by bridges and tunnels. Longwood hospitals see about 2.6 million patient visits and the various institutions bring in about $1 billion in NIH grants each year.
Come walk with architects who have served these institutions for decades and are well-versed in the history of the facilities. We will stroll from one side of Longwood to the other, stopping for short tours of recently completed projects, representing a range of sizes and functions. Amongst our potential stops are: Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s latest building addition, the Hale building, a translational medicine building with a musculoskeletal and neuroscience focus – and the terminus to the infamous Brigham “Pike;” Boston Children’s Hospital; and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Yawkey building. Architects and facility representatives will lead us through recent projects, sharing facility interventions and innovations and stories of building in this dense urban fabric.
So bring your fitbit, and come see what’s new in this unique concentration of world-class academic medical centers and hospitals!
Tour is limited to 40 participants.