New Stamford Hospital

Stamford Hospital

Stamford, CT

Acute Care Healthcare

Stamford Lobby interior

Using the patient-centric philosophy of the Planetree model as the basis for design, we partnered with clinicians and administrators to balance high tech and high touch, never losing sight of the client's goals to personalize, humanize, and demystify healthcare. The new facility includes the most progressive technology possible, as well as indoor and outdoor yoga sites, green-rooftop terraces for caregivers, and quiet spaces for respite, therapeutic touch and sound therapy. The Hospital made it a priority to collaborate closely with the City of Stamford and neighboring communities to inform the planning and design of a new campus that will enhance the community.

Building Facts

  • 647,000 GSF
  • 10 ORs
  • 24-bed ICU
  • 180 private rooms
  • Planetree design
  • Environmental graphic design

Awards & Honors

  1. Highly Commended, Healthcare Design over 25,000 SM

    European Healthcare Design

Designed with People in Mind

The new facility balances high tech and high touch to demystify medicine and create a healthy environment for patients, families, and staff.

Advancing Mission Well-Being

New Model for Healing

The new Stamford Hospital is the boldest healthcare initiative in Fairfield County's history. Stamford's new building is more than a state-of-the-art facility: it symbolizes their philosophy of patient- and family-centered care. Healing begins as soon as you arrive at the hospital. This is Healing Reimagined, as told by the Stamford leadership team.

Well-Being Community Impact Healthcare Design Research

Child-friendly Care

Environmental graphic design, integrated with architecture and interiors, enhances the patient and family experience to evoke calm and confidence in the high-tech hospital environment. A seaside theme celebrates the City of Stamford's pride of place on the Long Island Sound.

Advancing Mission Well-Being

Under the Planetree: The Design Philosophy of "Embrace, Care, Heal"

by Tushar Gupta

Lobby of Stamford Hospital

The Planetree philosophy filters all design decisions through three focused lenses – Empowerment, Dignity and Compassion. Embracing this human-centered approach helps hospitals reimagine the healing experience and negotiate the challenges of the rapidly changing healthcare arena.

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