Pediatric environments require unique considerations. Nemours sought not only a design team who would work with them to reach beyond the boundaries of their inpatient campus to meet the demand for outpatient services, but to deliver the same brand and message presented throughout their organization.
This multi-specialty integrated outpatient facility includes an inviting interior environment designed with bright colors and playful environmental graphics, a special area for sibling care, outdoor playground, café and healing garden. It was very important to Nemours to make sure Array included the voice of families and patients in the early phases of visioning. Through several interactive and participatory visioning sessions which included hospital leadership, families and patients, aspirational goals were identified for the design of this greenfield pediatric center including:
- An integral vehicle to the improvement of children’s health
- A space infused with nature
- Compassionate, personalized and family-centered
- A trusted community resource
- A heart-lifting space for hope and healing
- A canvas for innovation and engagement
Using these goals as a foundation, Array’s graphics team was tasked with designing a series of glass art panels in the lobby area that represent similar ideas seen in the patients’ drawings created in the Family and Youth Advisory visioning sessions. A series was developed with four different panel themes: garden, bees, wishes and birds. Some youth advisors included quotes on their drawings, which were incorporated into the design.
Whimsical, larger-than-life graphics and inspirational quotes throughout the waiting areas create a place of inspiration; with a sense of unexpected discovery around each corner and thoughtful, positive distractions for both the families and patients.
Anchor Health Properties
Hanson Bridgett LLP
O’Donnell & Naccarato