Tracing its roots to 1884, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has been dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children throughout the world. As part of that mission, its research arm – the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation – has become one of the nation’s largest pediatric research programs, with nearly one million square feet of research space, and the nation’s second largest recipient of research grants from the National Institutes of Health to pediatric institutions.
Today, its work encompasses basic, translational, clinical and quality outcomes research aimed at improving child health. Past breakthroughs continue to inspire research in genomics, molecular medicine and pharmaceutical therapies to treat a wide range of pediatric afflictions.
The Medical Center’s newest research tower, known as the “S Building,” features 415,000 square feet of modern basic and clinical research lab space, specifically designed to promote collaboration across disciplines and encourage interaction among basic, translational and clinical investigators.
To showcase the center’s legacy of innovation and latest breakthroughs, its leaders called on a collaborative effort between Kolar Design, Perspectives 360, and Xibitz. The team identified and executed the project’s goals through dynamic sculptures, rich colors, and several hundred feet of plasma monitors that help communicate the center’s vision, engage dialogue and celebrate discovery, while inspiring those who work to improve children’s lives now and for generations to come.