The pedestrian bridge at Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Midtown has won a 2024 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS²) Award. Presented by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the award recognizes projects that push the boundaries of design and construction with structural steel.
Designed and engineered by SOM and built in collaboration with Batson-Cook Construction, the two-level pedestrian bridge connects the new cancer care center to the existing Emory hospital complex in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. The transparent lower level of the bridge connects public spaces in both buildings, while the upper level, clad in fritted glass to maintain privacy, provides patient access. The bridge is supported by a steel truss with an innovative geometry that SOM developed using proprietary software to optimize the structural form. All steel was fabricated and sourced in the state of Georgia.