Open laboratory space is provided for 48 CVRB principal investigators with their office pods vertically tied to an open, four-story “interactive” staircase designed to facilitate communication and interaction between scientists.
The double-height public atrium provides an entry for walk-in emergencies, a public entry for the Children’s Hospital, and an after-hours visitor entry. Pediatric ED at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Large frameless glazing at the work areas creates a welcoming and inviting atmosphere, while maintaining separation of the staff and public space. Counter heights coordinate with computer monitors in order to minimize the look of clutter from the public view. Photo: Joseph St. Pierre
An example of an open nurse’s station model. This design minimizes the physical barrier between staff and patients, and can look similar to a reception desk. However, it can be easy for more disruptive patients to assault staff. Rendering courtesy of