A Huge Pop Up Book – We created the rooftop Children’s Village at the University of Oklahoma Children’s Hospital as a place for patients and their families to take a break away from their time in the facility.
It’s an illustration you can play IN
Our focus is on a fun environment with activities rather than physical play so all of the kids can participate, especially the young patients.
Designed with kids in mind - Cartoon trees, flowers and bushes are part of the environment we created for the Children’s Village, as well as puffy cartoon clouds decorating the roof vents to the building below.
Animated fruit, too!
In the trees, the apples and oranges are designed to spin in the wind. By making the trees out of perforated metal we not only considered the wind loads in the outdoor space, it also affords better visibility so parents can keep an eye on their children.
Designed to calm the nerves – The graphics and lighting effects throughout the second floor of the Seattle Children’s Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center are designed to make the young patients' visit there as relaxed as possible.
We had to work closely with the hospital staff not only for the design of the facility surfaces, but the on-site installation as well.
Go play outside - This outdoor woodland play area is designed to keep patients and their siblings occupied while visiting the Children’s Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center.
Naturally, it’s fun!
Step across lily pads to access this fun environment which includes a hollow tree, crawl log and toadstools. The rotating animal spindle which kids can spin infinite combinations will keep them busy until their parents are ready to drive back to reality.
Fluoroscopy at its finest - We fabricated and installed vinyl graphics, lighting effects and 3D elements for the hallways and procedure rooms in a local children's hospital.
Take a Chill Pill
Fanciful illustrations in a cool, blue environment are embellished with dichroic, glow-in-the-dark, and jewel-like accents. Gobo lighting creates a watery effect adding to the tranquil environment, all designed to calm young patients anxious about a medical procedure.
Kids get their kicks on Route 66 - We transformed this children's hospital Nurse Station into the famous highway "Route 66" to give the kids a glimpse of what it was like in the good ol’ days.
Remember when the attendant would wash your windshield and check your oil?
The low voltage “faux neon” illuminated windows and headlights create the illusion of an authentic roadside diner.
That’s a-MAZE-ing! - We transformed steel pipe posts and urethane-coated plywood into a labyrinth of “buildings” to form a small village complete with a schoolhouse, barber shop, gas station, phone booth and even a jail.
…but it’s true.
The village was designed with interactive elements like flip panels, doors, windows and things that spin, twirl and clang. The kids love it, whether they’re patients or not.
Off we go into the wild blue yonder - Young patients' spirits soar at the sight of nurses in the cockpit of this biplane. Complete with landing lights and propeller, it transports kids away from the sterile hospital surroundings.
The upper wing of the biplane forms a canopy over the main counter, but is designed to keep the sight lines unobstructed so nurses can see the entire lobby while they go about their daily routine.
Yo Ho, Yo Ho... a pirate’s life for me! - We transformed this nurse station into a pirate ship so that the young patients have a little mental help escaping their stay in the hospital.
Weigh anchor and hoist the spirits!
This themed area includes lights in the windows, a spinning ship’s wheel (slowed down for safety) and a crew of swabbies hard at work up on the main sail boom.
All aboard! - This train-themed area represents the railroad in a fun way and includes the old Albuquerque train depot, because kids love trains and kids love fun!
So that the kids aren’t bored…
We designed and created six nurse station themes throughout the children’s hospital. Built from safe and easy to clean materials, these façades also contain animated lighting.
Fun Facilities - We designed and built this beach-themed play area as a getaway for patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Working with the donors, caregivers, and architect, this escape includes wheelchair-accessible toys, mazes, and a “sand” castle, all made with materials that can be easily wiped down to prevent the spread of germs.
One Fish, Two Fish - In keeping with this play area’s “beach” theme, we designed and built several of these 7’ x 4’ brightly colored tropical fish tunnels with eyes that spin.
Yellow Fish, Blue Fish
Each fish consists of a steel frame with profile-cut PVC panels. The fish are anchored in the concrete slab to keep them from swimming away!
It’s Environmental - For this Neonatal ICU, we fabricated stylized birch trees with illuminated foliage canopies. The design of the canopies minimized any horizontal surfaces where dust could collect.
The trunks were made from PVC pipe with dimensional detailing. The foliage was vacu-formed polycarbonate sheets with a translucent finish.
Choo Choo Ch'boogie - We fabricated this enclosure for an impressive 8’ x 8’ Train Display. It consists of a cabinet with hinged cover, blinking signal lights, a steam whistle, a train clock, and a see-through underwater diorama.
Train of Thought
The designer took inspiration from the heavy industrial equipment found around railroad yards and the classic train stations of Europe with their vaulted glass ceilings.