Teck Acute Care Centre at BC Children's and BC Women's Hospital


Healthy families first.

HDR | CEI Architecture Associates, Inc. and ZGF Architects Inc. in Joint Venture for the BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospital, led the design of the new 59,400-square-metre Teck Acute Care Centre (TACC).

Since opening its doors in 1982, the BC Children’s Hospital remains the only tertiary care facility dedicated to the province’s one million children. Located next door, the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre provides specialized health services to women, newborns, and families, and is one of Canada’s largest obstetrical centres. For years, both facilities have experienced space shortages while trying to accommodate the over 200,000 visits they receive annually. The new Acute Care Centre will accommodate the growing demand for services to treat seriously ill or injured women and children, while incorporating 21st century health care practices.

The new Acute Care Centre includes an emergency department, inpatient units, pediatric intensive care, medical imaging, hematology/oncology, and procedural suites. In addition, the facility also includes a high-risk labour and delivery suite, and a neonatal intensive care unit.

Construction of the new Acute Care Centre began during Winter 2014/2015. The hospital opened its doors to patients at the end of October 2017.

Project Cost



640,000 sq ft


October 2017

Sustainable Features

  • Designed to LEED Gold standards


Provincial Health Services


Vancouver, BC