Boston Children's Hospital, Waltham Campus
Located at the Boston Children’s Hospital Waltham campus, these innovative clinics service a wide range of programs, including ophthalmology, orthopedics, and physical therapy. We designed the first clinic at BCH Waltham, as well as many additional ones thereafter; in doing so, we set the tone and design procedure for the now well-established aesthetic used throughout the Waltham campus.
We wanted the clinics to relieve anxiety for the young patients who will use them; to this end, we created spaces that are characterized by a unique playfulness. Flowing curves, circular elements, and vibrant colors all contribute to the welcoming, non-clinical aesthetic we chose to foster.
The exam rooms are similarly soothing. We disregarded the traditional exam room model, which impedes physician-patient interaction, and replaced it with a flexible layout that encourages such communication; in doing so, we established a comfortable, informal environment for young patients. The rooms were also outfitted with the latest technology, which improves the quality of patient care.