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Considine Building Expansion

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Considine Building Expansion

Our newly expanded building houses most of our Akron campus outpatient clinics in one convenient location. Designed “through the eyes of a child,” each floor reflects a neighborhood theme, using colors and artwork to create a soothing, healing space.


  • Expanding the existing 7-story building - from 250,000 sq. ft. to 480,000 sq. ft.
  • Consolidating outpatient clinical programs and specialty care services under one roof
  • Creating a central, neighborhood check-in are on the 2nd and 3rd floors to serve the building
  • Building universal exam rooms and flexible, adaptable space for future needs
  • Supporting quality care for growing population health, behavioral health and telehealth services

Considine Building Department Relocation Schedule

Construction is nearing completion on several floors in the Considine Professional Building addition, and transition plans are well underway for the first departments moving in to new offices from other areas around the Akron campus.

Here are details for the first areas to open in the new expansion on Monday, August 13:

  • Gastroenterology and General Pediatric Surgery will begin seeing patients on Level 6.
  • The new Welcome Centers and main lobby areas on Levels 2 and 3 will also open with self-serve kiosks and staffed desks to register patients arriving for appointments in the building.
  • There is a covered canopy at the Bowery Street entrance to facilitate drop-off and pick-up. Parking will be available in the attached P1 Bowery Deck, and valet parking will be offered at the Bowery Street entrance.  
  • In addition to the existing bridge that connects the Time Line lobby in the Main Hospital Building to Level 3 in the Considine Building, the new bridge will open with walking access to the Atrium Lobby.  

Construction will continue on other floors as new spaces are completed and existing areas are remodeled.

The schedule for departments and services moving into the Considine Building follows:

  1. Aug. 13 on Level 6:
    • Gastroenterology
    • Pediatric Surgery
  2. Sept. 17 on Level 3
    • Adolescent Medicine
    • Locust Pediatric Care Group
    • Outpatient Lab
    • Outpatient Pharmacy
  3. Oct. 22 on Level 2
    • Behavioral Health
  4. Oct. 29 on Level 2
    • Garden Patch Bistro
  5. Dec. 10 on Level 5
    • Dermatology
    • Genetic Center
    • Rheumatology

Level 2

Bowery Street (walk-in level):

  • Valet parking in the turnaround
  • NEW: Welcome Center, lactation room (Aug. 2018)
  • Garden Patch Bistro
  • Behavioral Health (Oct. 2018)
  • Vision Center (2019) 

Level 3

Entrance to Bowery Parking deck:

  • Connector bridges to other Akron campus buildings
  • ENT, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Outpatient Lab; Dermatology (moves in Dec. 2018)
  • NEW: Welcome Center (Aug. 2018)
  • Adolescent Medicine, Locust Pediatrics, Pharmacy and new Outpatient Lab (Sept. 2018) 

Level 4

NDSC: Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Neurobehavioral Health, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Physiatry 

NEW: Expanded NDSC space, main lobby, lactation room (Sept 2018) 

Level 5

Heart Center, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

NEW: Main lobby, Dermatology, Genetic Center, Rheumatology (Dec. 2018) 

Level 6

Endocrinology, Palliative Care, Pulmonary Medicine

NEW: Main lobby, Gastroenterology, General Surgery (Aug. 2018) 

Level 7

 Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

NEW: Main lobby, expanded Sports Rehab (Sept.-Nov. 2018)

For a printable directory, please see the link below.

Follow the links for recent press on the expansion of the Considine Building.

Parking for the Considine Building is P1 Parking in the attached Bowery Deck or valet parking at the front entrance.


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