Architect Concepts


Silver Thomas Hanley in joint venture with DesignInc (STHDI) has been responsible for delivering the architectural concepts for the world class, Royal Adelaide Hospital.

The new patient focused hospital has been designed to accommodate 700 single beds, with the capacity to admit around 85,000 patients per year. In addition, there are 40 technical suites supported by 180 recovery bays, a 60 bed intensive care unit, and associated clinical support areas: day oncology, renal dialysis, trauma emergency department, distributed diagnostic areas and a hyperbaric unit. The design also incorporates an innovative approach to office space, teaching and research facilities and green spaces.

The hospital is designed around “a journey to health”, where clinical care is brought to the patient in their own single bedrooms. Each bedroom is a healing environment incorporating an emphasis on privacy, passive surveillance, the opportunity to display artwork and a place for visiting family to stay.

The newly completed RAH is South Australia’s greenest hospital and incorporates extensive environmentally sustainable design initiatives. The purpose designed ICT ‘integration engine’ makes the Royal Adelaide Hospital Australia’s most technologically advanced hospital. The ICT network will integrate patient records, clinical systems, patient systems and FM support systems.



165,000 m² – Hospital
65,000 m² – Integrated Car parking