Inova Health System recently opened a new 12-story, 660,000-square-foot building that houses two distinct facilities, Inova Women’s Hospital and Inova Children’s Hospital. Located on the Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, Virginia, the two facilities collectively house 310 private patient beds.

Because noise control plays such an important role in healing, safety, and the well-being of patients and staff alike, the design team at Wilmot Sanz Architecture, of Gaithersburg, MD, knew acoustics would be a key consideration in the interior environment of both facilities.