Skanska is providing preconstruction and construction management at risk services for a 125,700-SF four-story addition to Duke Medicine’s Eye Center. The new clinical pavilion will allow Duke to better serve the fast-growing region by integrating the latest technologies in a comfortable and convenient environment specifically designed to meet the needs of their patients with impaired vision.
The new Eye Center clinical pavilion will provide a state-of-the-art clinical and clinical research environment that will greatly enhance the Duke patient experience. The expansion includes more patient seating, facilities for shorter check-in and check-out times, and centralized testing and photography areas meaning less travel across the clinic, creating a streamlined patient experience.
The building is being constructed in the parking lot adjacent to the current Wadsworth Eye Center, and will be connected on the clinic and operating-room levels to provide access to existing services. A new circular, covered drop-off area will connect the new facility to the parking deck, and a new outdoor courtyard is planned between the current and new building.
Together with the Albert Eye Research Institute and renovated space in the Wadsworth Building, the new clinical pavilion will become the hub of an extensive Duke Eye Center clinical system, incorporating new patient amenities and services with Duke’s expert clinical eye specialists and world-class ophthalmology research.