Anna Shaw Children’s Institute at Hamilton Medical Center
About This Project
Located on the Hamilton Medical Center campus, this freestanding pediatric outpatient center is inspired by the surrounding heavily wooded site. Oriented at a 75-degree angle to limit sun exposure, the building includes a three-story lobby designed on axis with a 40’ oak tree located at the base of the site. The use of wood, stone materials and key architectural features connect to the natural landscape.The building is 3 stories with 54,000 square feet. Every detail, from the floor to the lighting, was designed with the needs of children with developmental delays and disabilities in mind. The second floor houses therapy services along with an aquatic therapy room. There’s also a gymnasium with a track designed for children with wheelchairs, crutches or a trainer, along with other special features like an adaptive climbing wall and outdoor therapy area. At this time, the center is currently designed for children from birth through age 11.