American-Sino OB/GYN/Pediatric Services


Ningbo, China




Architecture, Interior Design

American-Sino OB/GYN/Pediatric Services operates private hospitals and outpatient facilities catering to an international clientele in China. Seeking to expand its services with a new hospital that meets both Chinese and international standards, the company conducted an international conceptual design competition to select a firm to provide architectural, interior design and structural engineering services for a new, 100-bed women’s hospital in the city of Ningbo. Gresham Smith developed the winning proposal, using a combination of evidence-based and Lean design strategies to design a space that improves health outcomes and operational efficiencies while increasing patient, family and staff satisfaction.

inpatient beds
operating rooms
rendering of hospital lobby
rendering of aerial view of hospital

Surrounded by a school, offices, and residential buildings, the 269,000-square-foot facility will feature a modern aesthetic that enhances the community and makes the hospital a new landmark for the neighborhood. Sixteen LDRP executive suites, four LDRP presidential suites, two C-section suites, four operating rooms, four NICU beds, two ICU beds, 64 inpatient beds, and 32,000 square feet of outpatient clinic space will serve American-Sino’s goal of delivering the highest quality OB/GYN and pediatric care and fostering long-term patient relationships. Amenities will also include a patient and staff cafeteria, a grand lobby, a top-floor VIP lounge and a 250-car underground parking area. To respect privacy and deliver the utmost personalized service, patients in the LDRP presidential suites will have access to their own check-in, delivery and recovery spaces.