Masonic Children’s Hospital

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Architect of Record: HGA
  • Design Architect: Tsoi Kobus Architects
  • Client: University of Minnesota - Fairview

Project Highlights

  • Fast-track project with multiple bid packages
  • Cast-in-place concrete
  • Vibration control
  • Below grade parking


The new $122,500,000 Masonic Children’s Hospital (formerly called Amplatz Children’s Hospital) combines all 50 of the current hospital’s pediatric specialties in one facility, including the University’s pediatric research programs, which are rated among the top 20 in the nation. Both ecologically friendly and state of the art, the 227,000 square foot hospital will have 96 beds and high-tech labs, including a pediatric hybrid catheterization lab to treat children with damaged hearts and a hybrid surgical intervention lab. The structure also includes an adjoining emergency department and imaging/surgery suite. The primary structural system is wide-module cast-in-place concrete with structural steel roof, main atrium, and canopy. Below grade parking uses a two-way post-tensioned flat plate structural system. Foundations are spread footings. Read more about the use of cast-in-place concrete for this project in Concrete Advantage, May 2009.