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Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Location
Houston, TX
Year
1990
Type
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Experiential Design
Size
100ft²

Inventure was tasked with creating interior and exterior wayfinding masterplans, as well as donor recognition for the renovation of the existing inpatient facilities, outpatient facilities, support and office facilities, parking structures and the new patient tower.

NCH is a complex campus of connected buildings that make wayfinding a challenge. Architectural features including floor patterns and wall graphics along with the introduction of over scaled wooden sculptures “animal friends” became memorable layers of the overall wayfinding system and create a friendly environment for families.
Procedural and design strategies such as discarding linear or alphanumeric systems were recommended in favor of a landmark and path solution.