UBC HOSPITAL SLEEP DISORDERS
UBC Hospital Sleep Disorders
Client / UBC Hospital
Location / Vancouver, Canada
Completion / 2017
Architecture / KRA
Interior Design / KRA
Construction Management / Seaforth Construction
Photography / Andrew Latreille
KRA was retained to design to the new expansion of the UBC Hospital Sleep Disorder Program in the lower level of the Purdy Pavilion. This opportunity allowed the hospital to merge the sleep clinic and the night lab into a 24/7 program in one new space.
The UBC Hospital Sleep Disorder Program has been running since 1981 and was BC’s only referral centre for complex sleep disorders. The UBC Hospital Sleep Disorders Program was a specialized multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, respirologists, a neurologist, sleep technologists and coordinators and administrative support staff. The Program was previously split into separate parts, the clinic, and the laboratory.
During the day time, the Sleep Disorder Program operates with an outpatient clinic atmosphere, whereas in the night it will convert into a sleep lab. To accommodate this dual-purpose space, streamlined murphy beds were integrated into the patient rooms to allow flexibility. The space was fully upgraded with soundproofing and ventilation that will support a better sleep-study environment for the patients. The design of the interiors was warm and non-clinical to create a relaxing environment for both patients and clinicians alike.