JZ Design Group was awarded the move and consolidation project of Shriners Hospital for Children Houston to Shriners Children’s Galveston in late Fall 2019. The initial project began with renovations at Shriners Galveston for areas to accommodate new Orthopedic clinical services to Galveston’s existing Burn Unit and treatment services. This strategically phased renovation included demolition on 5 floors with the challenge of phasing work to avoid interruption of services. With a hard occupancy deadline of February 2021, JZ worked closely with the project’s contractor on phasing and implementation. Although the project schedule was challenging, the overall implementation went smoothly.
The interior renovation approach began with the development of a wayfinding strategy that set color and graphic themes per floor to inform palettes, design motifs and graphics. Color selections were informed initially by the floor’s activity and by the desired experience whether calming or energizing. Design motifs were based upon regionally recognized elements that would create emotional connections to the adjacent beach, sea and regional flora, fauna, and activities. The color palette is inspired by sand, sea and sky and was developed with the collaboration of the Shriners team.
Wayfinding Stacking Diagram
A neutral base was used as a primary palette, used throughout the clinical floors for a cohesive and clean aesthetic. For wayfinding purposes, each color palette was developed with a combination of this common neutral palette and specific floor dedicated accent finish materials. New contemporary millwork with durable quartz countertops, new LED lighting and a minimalistic aesthetics created a base for subsequent layers to come.
Design elements such as color, supergraphics, feature walls, floor pattern icons and room signage adds a visually bold graphic layer that creates each floor’s unique identity and experience.
Although the color palette and graphics are playful and bold, the final design appeals to all ages and benefits not only the patients, but their family, caregivers, and hospital staff. Design intent is to lift the spirit, inspire and encourage those within these spaces to heal. Additional spaces have been designed and are in progress on construction to include the Laboratory Research Center, Level 7 Administrative Floor and Level One Main Lobby and exterior vestibule renovation.
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Posted: April 12, 2021