University of Iowa Children’s Hospital

Image of UI Children's Hospital

Location: South of and connected to the current UI Hospitals and Clinics, across the street from Kinnick Stadium.

Campus Zone: Health Sciences/UIHC Campus

Start Date: April 2013

Completion Date: Feb/March 2017 (parking structure opened earlier)

Cost (estimated): $292 million for hospital, $65 million for parking structure

Square footage: 507,000 GSF


The 14-story UI Children’s Hospital includes a major underground parking construction and will include 507,000 square feet in new construction plus 56,250 square feet of renovated existing space. The original Children’s Hospital opened in 1919. In 1954, pediatric patients were moved to what was then known as University Hospitals, with pediatric services located throughout the facility.

Construction Management: Gilbane Building Company

Architects: Norman Foster Partners, Heery International, and Stanley Beaman & Sears Architecture and Interiors

Link to Construction Webcam