Nationally renowned Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital now offers adolescent and young adult cancer patients an innovative outpatient experience that meets their distinctive treatment and social needs. Our team worked closely with medical staff, patients, families, and the Fowler family – the donor in whose daughter’s memory the Institute was named – to create an innovative environment that has proven effective both in treating patients and in attracting top cancer researchers and physicians.
The design transforms the eighth floor of Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital into a “journey of light and healing” through various zones of interaction. Patients follow the 60-foot-long illuminated “welcome wall” from the lobby to one of two treatment wings and a decentralized-care team station adjacent to treatment and examination rooms. Possible stops along the way include waiting areas, consultation and meeting rooms and a pharmacy, as well as a teen lounge where patients can hang out together or retreat on their own.
- 18,500 GSF modernization
- 7,500 GSF rooftop garden
- Exam/treatment rooms
- Consultation spaces
- Environmental graphic design
Environments for Young Adults
Adolescent and young adult cancer patients have different emotional and social needs than small children or adults. The inviting design of this healing environment gives young people their own space with an inviting range of options for where and how to take a break, alone or with peers.