José Milton Memorial Hospital
Jackson Health System
Jackson Health’s mission is to build the health of the community by providing a single, high standard of quality care for the residents of Miami-Dade County.
This campus is designed to promote the general health of the community. The buildings are designed to promote collaboration between primary care physicians and specialists and are planned for flexibility and future expansion.
The initial phase of development consists of a 100-bed hospital inclusive of an Emergency Department totaling 223,000 gross square feet and an 875-car support building which includes the central utility plant, vehicular parking, loading dock and maintenance services. In addition, an independent 60,000 square foot Ambulatory Care Clinic will support the new hospital just to the south.
The buildings will be designed and constructed to achieve LEED Silver designation, and the eight acre retention area on the site will be maintained and enhanced in a future phase. The architecture is designed to integrate seamlessly into the landscape, allowing exterior hardscape textures and patterns to penetrate into the ground level interior finishes.
The northern hospital and support building butterfly southward to invite nearby commuters into a welcoming and healing ecosystem. The relatively slim medical office structure peels off of this larger hospital and support building and makes contact with the site delicately and organically to complement the geometry of the remediated retention area.
The massing of the buildings are divided horizontally into three clearly defined forms: an open and inviting base zone, a sculptural reveal zone in the middle, and textured patient tower zone at the upper three levels. The exterior surfaces of the buildings express a warm texture and surface depth which responds to the local climate and creates a deep contrast of light and shadows appropriate to the solar intensity of Doral.