Emergency Department

Bellin Health

This hemmed-in urban hospital campus posed a perplexing challenge: How could the Emergency Services Department be expanded and modernized within a limited footprint? Our design team began by re-purposing the ground floor parking level of the main tower to add treatment space. In addition, the facility entrance was relocated to street level, allowing for a 6,300-square foot exterior expansion that today includes a main pod of 17 treatment rooms and central nursing station. The new entrance features a distinctive canopy with translucent glazing, offering easy, high-visibility access to patients both day and night. While the former department felt dark and cramped, the new design features a dazzling skylight and large exterior windows to invite daylight throughout the space. The airy, open feeling of the space is further enhanced with transom windows and 9-foot ceilings along the perimeter of patient treatment areas.

green bay,


addition / renovation

project type


square feet



Facility Highlights

  • Dedicated pediatric emergency services suite
  • 31 total treatment rooms
  • Relocated CT suite serving the emergency department
  • Inpatients and outpatients with different points of access
  • Patient-centered design
  • Nurse stations with glass enclosures reduce noise and maximize patient observation
  • Indirect lighting at all corridors eliminates glare
  • Clean, and soothing palette of finishes/colors creates a tranquil setting for emergency patient care