Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care

Submitted by Michael Fieldman Architects

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Client: Massachusetts General Hospital

Location: Boston, MA, United States

Completion date: 2004

Project Team

Artist

Michael Fieldman

Client

Massachusetts General Hospital

Overview

“Built on a very densely constructed site between, among, and above historic
buildings, parking facilities and existing MGH buildings, this project succeeds on
many levels to create a great urban healthcare environment. The orientation of the
main facade on an angle from the existing buildings, the use of fritted glass and
silver cladding help this big structure appear light. The use of daylighting, a glazed public corridor that runs along the east side of the building, creates a bright, healthful environment and orients patients and visitors to both the building and the city. The design of this building is forwardthinking;
the space exudes wellness.”

Goals

Our approach to this project was to create an environment and an architecture that
did not loose its concrete responsiveness to various demands and influences, be they
programmatic, contextual, budgetary, or materiality. Architecture has never been idle
in that it is a living force. It presents an opportunity to broaden the benefits that it can
offer users. We work towards developing sensitive responses to need without
diminishing the importance of the demands of the program. The process becomes
a patient search for the development of permanent values.