The University of California at Los Angeles has finalized plans for the $115.6 million, six-story, 100,000-square-foot Edie and Lew Wasserman Building. The research and patient care facility will incorporate the Jules Stein Eye Institute into the Edie and Lew Wasserman Eye Research Center. The other three floors will be occupied by the David Geffen School of Medicine's neurosurgery department. The design is by Richard Meier & Partners Architects.


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., will expand the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. This is the first phase of a $250 million multiphase project. Phase 1 consists of a 30,000-square-foot addition. Also in the first-phase expansion, $20 million in programmatic investments are planned.


Work began on Phase 1 of a $225 million new comprehensive master plan at Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark, N.J. The first phase is 220,000 square feet of new construction, including a $48 million, 120,000-square-foot tower linking to the main building. The four-story tower will add an expanded emergency department, clinical services and three patient floors. It can be expanded by three more stories. Francis Cauffman is the designer.


North Shore-LIJ Health System broke ground on a $120 million pediatric pavilion being built at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park. The six-story building is expected to be completed in 2012.