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Joint venture to manage IU Health campus design

(rendering courtesy of IU Health)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Through a joint venture, three Indianapolis firms are working together to design the new Indiana University Health campus in downtown Indianapolis. Architecture firms CSO and RATIO Architects, along with healthcare design company BSA LifeStructures, have formed CURIS Design LLC.

The partners say CURIS will drive development of the IU Health Flexible Platform of Care Project. The partners say the new campus will be “a distinctive, resilient healthcare space that serves the Indianapolis community efficiently, effectively and sustainably.”

“At this critical moment in American healthcare, we are encouraged by this innovative approach to project delivery and job creation,” said CSO President Alan Tucker. “Clearly, Indianapolis has become a leader in healthcare innovation, and the new IU Health campus at 16th Street will continue this impressive legacy.”

The $1.6 billion hospital redevelopment project, which was announced earlier this month, will consolidate its two existing adult hospitals. The new hospital will be part of an expanded campus that will also include research and education facilities for the IU School of Medicine.

“With CURIS Design, this team is seizing a unique opportunity to bring the best of Hoosier creativity to this innovative program and vision developed by IU Health,” said BSA Chief Strategy Officer Keith Smith.

The partners say CURIS combines the healthcare design experience of BSA with architectural giants RATIO and CSO, two of the city’s largest architecture firms.

IU Health and CURIS Design say they’re committed to ensuring that at least 25% of the project’s contracts go to certified minority, women or veterans owned businesses.

CURIS is expected to post a request for qualifications for the design team on Monday.