Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital

Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital

Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital was designed for patients with disabling conditions such as amputation, paralysis, stroke, and brain injury, among others. This 75-bed rehab center transforms technology, accessibility, and aesthetics into a place of inspiration and impact. Patient rooms, gyms, and open, maneuverable common spaces are drenched in light with views of Wasatch mountain and valley views. This new building features the latest advances in rehabilitation technology to help you recover quicker from serious life-changing injuries and conditions. For example, the rooks at the hospital are equipped with Apple iPads that control the blinds, lights, the doors, the bed, the television and more. If a patient has lost the ability to speak or touch, a mouth-air-controlled device is available. In addition, the hospital offers a simulated training bedroom, bathroom and kitchen, to help patients relearn the basic techniques and motions that able-bodied individuals often take for granted.


    • Structural lightweight concrete meeting Reaveley Engineers performance
      criteria/ASTM C-330 specification requirements.
    • 4,000 psi Structural Lightweight Concrete required
    • 110 lbs. +/- 3 lbs. @ 28-days
    •  Air Entrainment 6% +/- 1.5%
    • Minimum Flexural Strength:650 psi @ 56-days
    • 2 Hr. UL Fire Rating

Project Details

  • OWNER: University of Utah
  • ARCHITECT: FFKR Architects/HDR
  • ENGINEER: Reaveley Engineers
  • CONTRACTOR: Okland Construction
  • TOTAL BUILDING AREA: 172,000 sq. ft.
  • COST: $78,000,000