Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Project Info
Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
Los Angeles, California
Completion Date: 2008
Square Footage: 101,165

Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA is uniquely designed to care for the physical and emotional well-being of children of all ages. Located on the third and fifth floors of the new Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the state-of-the-art Mattel Children's Hospital is designed to serve the most critically ill children with sophisticated, compassionate pediatric care in an environment that is welcoming and healing to children and their families.

The Mattel Children's Hospital features a separate entrance on Gayley Avenue that is marked by a butterfly canopy. Inside, an innovative multimedia "welcome wall" greets patients, families, visitors and staff. Child-friendly décor begins in the lobby and continues throughout the upper floors. Patient rooms benefit from an abundance of natural light and a sense of plentiful space with large windows that overlook gardens, green spaces and gathering spaces. A large terrace on the fifth floor allows children direct access to the outdoors so that they can play in the sunshine. The current bed capacity of the children's hospital is 90 inpatient beds, including a 24-bed pediatric intensive care unit and a 22-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Future plans involve the addition of 10 more beds.