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Advancing Patient Care through

Cutting-Edge Simulation

Hartford Hospital – CESI

Hartford, Connecticut


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The world-renowned Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI) is the largest simulation teaching facility in New England. CESI is designed to provide students, clinicians and physicians cutting-edge training opportunities in advanced education to perfect their skills.


Tecton’s leadership in evidenced based design engaged the Hospital’s team during the planning stage of the project. The team did exhaustive research into the current and future development of training techniques and equipment, and visited sites in Houston, Cambridge and Chicago to test knowledge gained against lessons learned. The final design supports advanced technologies and provides an expandable program with an organic flow of space.


Tecton is currently providing comprehensive design services for the Phase II addition to CESI.



  • Mix of procedure labs, task training labs and classrooms includes an ICU, LDRP, resuscitation/patient room, trauma, operating room, robotic training classroom, wet labs, VR lab and task training labs.
  • Flat-panel touch screens and smart boards allow instructors to review and critique video and live streaming procedures.
  • Complete update to aging infrastructure included upgrade or replacement of windows, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and a new 3-story addition.
  • Ad hoc breakout meeting rooms throughout the facility.



860.548.0802 Connecticut  |  401.596.7555 Rhode Island