Norton Healthcare selects architectural firm to design new West Louisville hospital


Norton Healthcare chose Moody Nolan, a leader in community healthcare, to design the first newly built hospital in West Louisville in over 150 years. The Moody Nolan team will lead design efforts to create a modern, state-of-the-art hospital to meet the needs of the community.

“The new Norton West Louisville Hospital will be a unique facility that will help transform the way care is delivered in our community, and we believe Moody Nolan is the exact company to guide this work,” said Russell F. Cox, President. and CEO, Norton Healthcare. “Their expertise in healthcare while focusing on other critical community needs, along with their many accolades for developing groundbreaking spaces, make them an ideal partner for this important project.

Norton Healthcare has partnered with Goodwill Industries of Kentucky to invest $100 million in West Louisville, with the hospital part of a larger Opportunity Campus at 28th Street and Broadway. The hospital’s comprehensive services will include offices for adult and pediatric primary care providers, an emergency room, inpatient care and outpatient functions. Imaging services, including X-rays and CT scans, will be available, as well as specialist care, including women’s health, cardiology, neurology and endocrinology.

The new Norton Healthcare hospital will create approximately 100 new jobs in the area and is expected to open in 2024.

Moody Nolan is based in Columbus, Ohio, and is the largest African American-owned and operated design company. The firm received the 2021 AIA Architecture Firm Award, the highest honor given by the American Institute of Architects, for at least 10 years of distinguished architecture.

The group has already participated in a major development in the Louisville community with the recent design of the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center at 30th Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard. The center is part of the Louisville Urban League Sports and Learning Complex, which opened in February 2021.

With a focus on enhancing neighborhoods and uplifting communities, Moody Nolan is passionate about improving healthcare for all and bringing diverse perspectives to the design process.

“We understand the importance of having access to care, and we are honored to be part of this historic moment for West Louisville,” said Jonathan Moody, AIA, NOMA, President and CEO, Moody Nolan. “We believe that great design is the product of innovative and creative ideas generated by diverse voices that allow us to have a unique vision of projects. Listening to residents’ needs, we embark on projects with a community-first approach.

Local architect Carey Anderson, the first licensed African-American architect in Kentucky, will be part of the team working on the project. He was involved in the design of the Institute for Health Equity, which is part of Norton Healthcare, as well as the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center.

BCCLT, which has an office in Louisville, will serve as mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers. More recently, they have been involved in renovation projects for part of the Norton Healthcare Pavilion and the Just for Kids Critical Care Center at Norton Children’s Hospital.

KPFF Consulting Engineers will be the structural engineering firm and will work with HDDS, a West Louisville minority business venture, for drafting and modeling. KPFF funded a training program through OneWest to increase the number of minorities in the architecture, engineering and construction sectors.

A general contractor for the project will be announced later. To follow progress and updates on the new hospital, go to WestLouisvilleHospital.org. Community members will be able to provide feedback on the website. Residents can keep up to date with the project by signing up on the site to receive an e-newsletter.



Abdul J. Gaspar