Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Patient Pavilion

ClientSaul Jabbawy
Prize2nd Place in Other Interior Designs / Other Interior designs
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Entry Description

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) of the University of Pennsylvania Health System improved and expanded its existing ambulatory and acute care programs. PPMC unites more than 20 medical and surgical specialists and aims at improving patient and family comfort. In addition to the 60 inpatient critical care beds, PPMC is also the new home of Penn Medicine's Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center. High contrast materials and pops of bright colors assist with patient and visitor anxiety. Large expanses of color create organization and calm by allowing medical equipment to fall away from perception. Color and material transitions were also utilized to distinguish between staff, patient and family zones. Locations for large scale photography were designed into the project in waiting rooms, treatment spaces and elevator lobbies. PPMC ran a local photography contest allowing Philadelphians to submit photos to be turned into murals and over 20 images were selected.