Massachusetts General Hospital

11 stories / 420,000 sf
2004 completion

Massachusetts General Hospital

Michael Fieldman Architects
Michael Fieldman, FAIA
Design Architect

Rawlings architects pc
Associate Architect

  • Ed Rawlings, RA, co-designer
  • Steve Kilian, RA
  • Viola Rouhini
  • Kai Chi Cheung, RA

Cambridge 7 Associates
Executive Architect

Structural Engineer

BR+A Consulting Engineers
MEPF Engineer

Heitmann & Associates
Envelope Consultant

Judith Nitsch Engineering
Civil Engineer

Walsh Brothers
General Contractor


AIA New England Honor Award 2005

AISC IDEAS Award 2006

Modern Healthcare Magazine
Honor Award 2005

Boston Society of Architects Healthcare Facilities
Award for Design 2006

Associated General Contractors of MA
Build N/E Honor Award 2005

This 420,000 sf outpatient medical facility is incorporated into the Massachusetts General Hospital campus in Boston. Features include a daylit public circulation spine and structurally expressive canopies at ground floor entrances.

Over the course of several years, Michael Fieldman with Ed Rawlings designed several projects at MGH in Boston. The Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care received an Honor Award in October 2005 from the American Institute of Architects of New England. The jury comments are below:

“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 façade on an angle from the existing buildings, the use of fritted glass and silver cladding help this big structure appear light. Wayfinding both inside and outside the building is intuitive and clear urban design clues resolve the ground-plane circulation. 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 forward-thinking; the space exudes wellness.”