Boston Children's Hospital – Waltham Surgical Center – Interior Environments
SBA completed design and renovations for Children’s Hospital Boston’s new satellite surgical center located in a suburb outside Boston. Designers worked with representatives from Children’s to develop engaging, creative solutions that would produce a comforting medical environment for its pediatric clientele.
A beachside theme creates a whimsical atmosphere, with cool blue, tan, and green color tones accented by decorative features that crest like waves across the frosted glass windows and wooden walls. Curvaceous furniture designs enhance the seaside ambience. While young patients are being transported to operating rooms, they are entertained by abstract art glass that adorns the ceilings.
Interior lighting concepts enhance the comforting ambience of the space with indirect lighting that identifies points of destination while highlighting the fun features of the design. Lighting washes the textured glass panels to create the illusion of a fish tank, while real fish tanks are incorporated into the millwork to engage patients as they wait.
Children's Hospital Boston
Phase 2006 / Phase 2009
- 6 operating rooms
- 6 bed preoperative
- 18 bed post anesthesia care unit
- Pediatric waiting room
- Adult waiting room
- Preoperative interview room
- Preoperative exam room
- Staff lounge
- Sterilizing facilities
- Central processing and distribution