Graduate students from the Institute of Design at Stanford joined forces with the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital expansion team to explore ways to integrate artwork for the expanding pediatric and obstetric hospital campus.
Students at Stanford’s d.school collaborate with neonatologist William Rhine, MD, to look at new elements of design in the NICU environment.
Packard Children’s leadership efforts to promote a healthy environment permeate the entire hospital and are a driving force behind the expansion design.
Set within the hustle and bustle of a busy pediatric hospital, a space devoted to serenity and reflection is being planned for the new Packard Children’s expansion.
Parents took part in a series of real-life scenarios in mock-up rooms designed as test areas for Packard Children’s new facilities.
“The breakthrough comes when you’re thinking of something that hasn’t been done yet,” says Edwards.
Good design is not just about appearances, especially when it comes to planning a new hospital.
A hospital’s design can affect a visitor’s social, psychological, and environmental impressions within just a few minutes, just as entering a hotel lobby can create a sense of the overall experience.
Architecture and design have a direct impact on patient safety and can even speed up how quickly a child can return home.
In planning the layouts of the new patient rooms and operating suites, life-size mockups were constructed off-site and assessed by representatives of everyone who would use them.
At Packard Children’s, story-time will take on a whole new perspective in the Story Corner planned for the hospital expansion.
Packard Children’s expansion design builds in a sense of fun and discovery to our future main lobby.
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Playrooms create a sanctuary for kids to relax, play, learn and forget they are in a hospital.
Packard Children’s is adding 146 new private rooms—so that families have more privacy and the space to be together during treatment and recovery.
How can you design, build and evaluate a hospital when you can’t predict what the future of medical technology may bring?
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is embarking on a transformative expansion project. Growth will allow Packard to continue to offer the most advanced cures, treatments, and technologies available, performed by the best minds in pediatric and obstetric medicine, within a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet the special needs of children and families.
Several aspects of the Packard expansion project have been improved by the first-hand participation of physicians, nurses, multidisciplinary care teams, and parents. Their input and feedback has led to a number of important changes—before construction even begins.
For the children and expectant mothers who come to Packard Children’s, the new gardens will be a retreat where they can savor the sights, smells, and sounds of nature. The hospital is adding more than three acres of greenery, connecting the new facility to the existing one while providing a backdrop of calmness and serenity.