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Wednesday, September 28, 2022  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Creating a Cohesive Space: Bridging Two Buildings Aesthetically

Antonia Dapena-Tretter, MA
Art Curator, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital | Stanford
Jodi Fernandez, EDAC
Director of Consulting, Skyline Art
Jill Sullivan, RN, MSN
Senior VP Strategic Space Planning & General Services, Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital | Stanford

Using Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital | Stanford as a case study, this presentation covers the various aesthetic considerations of a major hospital renovation project. Because LPCH more than doubled its footprint in 2017, the West building completed in 1991 now requires extensive remodeling to match the quality of the expanded facilities. Known as Packard 3.0, this facility reconstruction avoids the dichotomy of new vs. old, hoping to prevent feelings of neglect. Both buildings are located at the same address—connected by an architectural bridge—but joining the two spaces physically is not enough. Representing the Space Planning & Transition team, Jill Sullivan will co-present with the hospital’s Art Curator and Head Art Consultant to examine the importance of aesthetics when designing an inclusive environment. Topics include utilizing a color matrix and standard signage to create unity and the integration of an art collection to reinforce visual equity and overall cohesion.

1: Discuss lessons learned from the overall planning and design of refreshed spaces, plus the need for consultants and cross-departmental collaboration.
2: Consider the importance of positive language when framing a project impacting a variety of stakeholders.
3: Learn to replicate a successful artwork selection, procurement, and installation process.
4: Examine how the aesthetics of a space (including signage, paint color, art installations) can positively impact hospital staff and families served.