CATEGORY: Health Care
Senior Architectural Project Manager: Torgerson Design Partners
Interior Design Associate: Kate Nimmo, Torgerson Design Partners
Architect and Senior Project Manager: Aaron King, Torgerson Design Partners
Contractor and President: John Grady, Dynamic Construction Systems, LLC
The goal of this project was to create an imaginative space for young CoxHealth patients.
Each day, children arrive at the CoxHealth Pediatric Specialties Center. No matter how the patients feel that day, life-like trees, cheerful colors and even a whimsical hot air balloon mural invite the imaginative minds to play.
“The main directive from the client was to provide a fun and inviting space for young patients without leaning too much toward the youngest or the oldest,” says Jeff Masters, senior architectural project manager at Torgerson Design Partners. “For this reason, an outdoor theme was created, allowing the minds of each child to generate their own perception of this fun environment.”
Torgerson Design Partners led the redesign of this project, but the project team was rich with local talent from other area businesses as well. Paragon Fabrication brought the design vision to life, Adam and Aaron Wolken created murals throughout and Schober Engineering, LLC and Dynamic Construction Systems, LLC worked as contractors and builders.
“This project was able to succeed due to the extensive amount of communication and coordination from everyone involved,” says Kate Nimmo, interior design associate at Torgerson Design Partners. The goal was to create an immersive environment that made children excited for a trip to their physician’s office, but cleanliness and safety were also at the forefront of every decision made on this project.