Summa Health Patient Tower

Perspectus Architecture, in collaboration with Hasenstab Architects, designed the seven-story, tower to provide a new image for Summa Health and bolster its commitment to improving health in the community it serves.

The exterior massing consists of two simple curved forms that provides a new front door to the Akron campus. The interior features a light-filled two-story space, anchored by a curved wood wall that links the upper and lower spaces and guides visitors through the building. The tower includes facilities for women’s health, neonatal intensive care, private inpatient rooms, expanded surgery, breast center and main conference center.


The inpatient tower is a symbol of a Summa’s commitment to providing a facility that is representative of the high level of healthcare they provide.


  • LOCATIONAkron, Ohio
  • SIZE343,000 new construction, 64,000 renovation
  • PROJECT TYPEHealthcare
  • SERVICESArchitectural Design, Interior Design
  • ROLEPerspectus in Collaboration with Hasenstab Architects
  • RECOGNITIONNAIOP Award of Excellence in Architecture, AIA Akron Design Awards Honor Award; AIA Akron Design Awards People’s Choice Award