The 100,000 SF, three stories tall, outpatient care facility houses 65 patient exam rooms, outpatient surgery center, physical and occupational therapy, a sports performance center, and medical laboratory with imaging capabilities. With all of these functions happening within one center the modern facility goal was to make healthcare more collaborative and accessible. With accessibility in mind also came a need to create an ease of the user moving within the space using wayfinding with color and light - enter LightArt to create custom wall mounted light boxes.
During my initial concept call with the designer I had determined that specific design details were necessary based upon the human behavior in the space for navigating, maintenance, and meeting code requirements. The size was as large as we could seamlessly make with our material, the fixture required it be CSA approved and meet ADA standards, the color matching was important. Additionally, upon thinking about cleaning standards, I initially designed a base/kick plate to protect the fixture from moisture and collisions with cleaning devices, but later removed it from the design after additional design development.
My Role: Project Manager + Design
Location: Oak Brook, Illinois
Specifier: Cannon Design
Photo Credit: Craig Dugan
(for photos of final installation)