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Atrium Pavilion, Boston Medical Center

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1987, Hoskins Scott Taylor. 88 E. Newton St.

This eight-story L-shaped public entrance to the University Hospital complex is the central element in a succession of buildings leading to the Evans Research Laboratories, doctors' offices, the medical school, and the parking garage. Within, the structure is less confusing and more welcoming than its exterior. In fact, its three-story atrium serving as a waiting area could double as a modern hotel lobby, with its islands of seats, plantings, and overhanging balconies. From here, different paths lead to nursing care, dining facilities, surgical units, and emergency rooms—the whole composed to ensure a measure of tranquility.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "Atrium Pavilion, Boston Medical Center", [Boston, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Massachusetts

Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, Keith N. Morgan, with Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G. Reed, and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009, 140-141.

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