Nemours Children’s Hospital
Square Footage: 600,000
LEED NC Gold
B.O.B Forum Design Awards, Best of the Best Winner, 2013
B.O.B, Healthcare Forum Winner, 2013
Symposium Distinction Awards, User-Centered Award 2011
Healthcare Facilities Symposium
Best of Year, Health Care Category, Honoree, 2013
The Nemours Foundation, specializing in pediatric care, created this new campus in North Central Florida as part of the Lake Nona mixed-use development. Perkins+Will led the Clinical Design and Interior Design for the 600,000 square foot (55,740 square meter) building in collaboration with Stanley Beaman Sears, the Architect of Record. A full range of services, an innovative model of care, and extensive family amenities render this healthcare campus among the top in the nation in providing the very best care for children.
Inspired conceptual planning of programmed elements along with integration with the surrounding gardens and landscape helped create a truly remarkable building. Low-scaled and campus-like in appearance, the facility relates to children’s sensibilities. Playful accents, such as the hedge-like benches that surround “picnic blankets on the grass,” dot the waiting areas. The Habitable Wall offers fun, comfortable seating options for children to enjoy with their families. The bright colors of the furniture and accent walls provide a full spectrum of color against a neutral field, like flowers in a garden.
Upon arrival, children and their families are greeted by an illuminated reception desk that functions like a porch light to create a welcoming, comforting environment. It is enhanced by sparkling spotlights that twinkle in the airy space below rich wood ceilings.
Each patient room offers floor-to-ceiling windows for plenty of sunshine and healing landscape views as well as furniture that allows for family comfort. The Paint Your Room concept lets children customize their own space. They can modify their environment by painting the space with colored LED lights. This choice of color translates to the exterior and creates a mosaic of patient personalities at night.
Stanley Beaman & Sears: Architect-of-Record (Contracting Entity – Exterior Design Architect – Core, Shell and Clinic Interior Design Architect)
Perkins+Will: (Hospital Interior Design Architect)