IKM Inc

WVU Healthcare, South East Tower Expansion at Ruby Memorial


Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
Completion: 2015
Services: Architecture, Planning, Interior Design


WVU Hospitals announced plans to construct a 10-story tower to address capacity issues and better serve the healthcare needs of all West Virginia residents. The expansion, planned and designed by IKM architects, marks the Hospital’s largest construction project since the construction of Ruby Memorial Hospital in the late-1980s.

The announcement followed months of planning and design meetings to develop the master plan for the expansion led by IKM president John Schrott, AIA, ACHA, an accredited member of the American College of Healthcare Architects, and principal architect in charge for the planning and design of the project.

The $280-million expansion will take four years to complete. It will expand WVU Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Emergency Department and the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center.

The expansion will include a new and larger Rosenbaum Family House and Child Development Center and will also result in expanded food service and conference spaces, additional elevators, parking and campus roadways. Currently, all but 30 patient rooms in the hospital are private. When the project is complete, all patient rooms will be private.