This 7,400 square foot teaching lab was designed for Allegheny General Hospital. The lab is utilized for teaching neurosurgery, both brain and spine, and other procedures including orthopedic, cardiothoracic, pain treatment, and interventional radiology.
Depicted right: a central station with audio visual equipment that is utilized for demonstrations within the teaching lab that can be viewed on a screen at each workstation. The technology also accommodates streaming from several operating rooms into the Teaching Lab.
The elevator lobby and the corridor leading to the lab received finish upgrades and other improvements so that these areas express to those entering that they are coming to an educational experience. The use of neurological slides as art is also included.
Other spaces included in the project are: a cold room that can accommodate 21 cadavers, a cold room that can accommodate a similar number of heads stored in formalin, autoclave room, lounge, offices, storage, and women and men’s locker rooms. A new air handling unit and separate ventilation system was added to the Hospital in order to accommodate the project.