Cincinnati Children’s Critical Care Building

Cincinnati, Ohio | Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center | Critical Care Building, Location G

the challenge

Cincinnati Children’s operates as one of the busiest pediatric emergency departments in the country, seeing more than 60,000 patients each year. The medical center sought to build a new Critical Care Building, in order to better serve children in the local community  and throughout Greater Cincinnati as well as children from all over the world. The new facility would be their largest expansion ever undertaken and would require collaboration with patients, families, staff, board, donors, and the community.

the solution

Kolar worked with multidisciplinary teams to bring Cincinnati Children’s Critical Care Building vision to life, including designing branded graphics, wayfinding, specialty and parking signage, and developing an artwork program. Key design areas include dedicated indoor and outdoor spaces for staff, and relaxation and renewal spaces built with patients and families in mind. The site also includes 1,100 pieces of art. As a prominent design project in the region, the Kolar team played a major role in creating a space that ultimately helps Cincinnati Children’s achieve its mission to provide better outcomes for patients.

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“The Critical Care Building is a remarkable achievement in the 138-year-history of Cincinnati Children’s. We are grateful to serve children in our Avondale neighborhood and throughout Greater Cincinnati as well as children from all over the world. We are thankful to everyone who played a role.”

Michael Fisher, President and CEO

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