HealthPartners

Neuroscience Center

HealthPartners Neuroscience Center
HealthPartners Neuroscience Center
HealthPartners Neuroscience Center
HealthPartners Neuroscience Center
HealthPartners Neuroscience Center
HealthPartners Neuroscience Center
HealthPartners Neuroscience Center
HealthPartners Neuroscience Center
HealthPartners Neuroscience Center
HealthPartners Neuroscience Center
HealthPartners Neuroscience Center
HealthPartners Neuroscience Center
HealthPartners Neuroscience Center
HealthPartners Neuroscience Center
HealthPartners Neuroscience Center
HealthPartners Neuroscience Center

HealthPartners

Neuroscience Center

Saint Paul, Minn.

The new HealthPartners Neuroscience Center is the largest freestanding neuroscience facility in the Upper Midwest, combining laboratories for clinical research and trials with nationally recognized programs for a variety of neurological disorders. Working together, BWBR and HealthPartners selected a site that affords high visibility and transparency, both into and out of the facility, to effectively remove the mysteries that surround neurological treatment.

Challenged by cognitive/memory issues as well as physical abilities, this unique patient population’s needs drove the Center’s design. Oversized environmental graphic elements and textured walls – easier to remember than numbers – assist patients and families in navigating the center. Exam rooms are spacious to accommodate patients’ mobility needs and feature large wall-mounted monitors to help patients clearly see and understand their treatment information.

Following the gentle, spine-like curves of the exterior façade, a garden seating area features paths, ramps, and steps made of various materials to help patients learn how to walk with confidence in a real-world setting, including through seasonal transitions. Iconic on the outside with a simple aesthetic on the inside, the HealthPartners Neuroscience Center is a facility that is made to be approachable, flexible, and hopeful, allowing patients to see they are not alone in their fight for a life they know.

Size: 174,000 gross sq. ft.

Components: Research lab; rehab, including therapy pool, gait trainer, and outdoor rehab space; community/conference/education space; coffee shop and outdoor seating; imaging, including MRI and Radiology; lab; neurology clinics (neurology, neuro surgery/ortho spine, pain/medical spine, PM&R, EMG/EEG, and neuro psychology); support space (staff support, loading dock, mechanical/electrical); 644-stall, attached parking ramp

Completion: 2017