UW Health at The American Center

Madison, WI

Located on Madison’s east side on a 42-acre site, this 505,000-square-foot health campus offers an inviting, healing environment for family-focused healthcare. The building includes three wings: the West Wing, Center Wing and East Wing, a Central Utility Plant, Loading Dock Area and Parking Ramp that accommodates 270 vehicles.

UW Health partnered early on with Findorff to strategically develop a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind health and wellness center. LEAN 3P (Production, Preparation, and Process) sessions helped to identify efficiencies in care and operations, as well as foster better patient outcomes and experiences. UW Health at The American Center is home to:

  • 14 operating rooms
  • Two 28-bed inpatient floors patient rooms
  • 40 universal care center rooms
  • Acute Care Center
  • Wellness/fitness area, therapy and swimming pools, Sports Medicine
  • Development of project objectives and priorities
  • Selection process for the integrated design team
  • Operational planning and alignment activities to drive design efforts

Category /


Attributes /

New Construction

Architect /

Flad Architects

Awards /

2016 Build Wisconsin Award for Specialty Contractor – Interior Finishes
2016 IIDA Wisconsin, First Place - Healthcare
2016 In Business Commercial Design Award – Best New Development - Healthcare
2015 ASLA Wisconsin, Award of Excellence
2015 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
2015 SEA Wisconsin, Award of Excellence