When Akron Children’s Hospital, the largest pediatric healthcare system in northeast Ohio, embarked on a $200 million expansion to meet the current and future needs of children and their families, it turned to HKS, Inc., as design architect for a new critical care tower.
Incorporating a theme of “things familiar” – in particular what a child would find in his or her back yard – the building’s look and feel are designed to inspire imagination as well as feelings of comfort and safety. For its distinctive lobby, the hospital leadership and HKS engaged in a visioning process which was then refined and executed by Xibitz.
In brief, the concept turns “things familiar” into magical retreats – in a place of playfulness, healing and hope.
[Building on the Promise.]
“Our plan builds on the same promises we made in 1890 when we opened our doors.”
—President and CEO
To accomplish the client’s, partner’s and project’s goals and vision, Xibitz provided final design development while leading and executing the engineering, fabrication and installation phases for three elements of this special experience.]
X: on this project:
• Lead Firm, Xibitz Inc.
• Conceptual Design, HKS
• Detail Design, Xibitz Inc.
• Animated & Interactive Elements, Angle Park
• Project Funding Assessment
• Cost Estimating
• Project Planning & Management
• Scheduling Management
• Sub-consultant Coordination
• Facility Interface Coordination
• AV/Multimedia Integration, Angle Park
• Construction Drawings
• Mockups, Production & Installation