Payette’s Boston Children’s Hospital, James Mandell Building is featured in January/February 2016 Snap Architectural News & Products ‘Curb Appeal’ feature, discussing patient-centric entryways that create a more positive healthcare experience.
The James Mandell Building for Boston Children’s Hospital is a ten-story urban infill building that has prominent street frontages along Binney Street and the main drop-off for Boston Children’s Hospital. In the article, SNAP discusses the unique features designed by Payette which create a more appealing presence in a harsh urban landscape.
Since the emergency department could not have windows facing the street, Payette created an ‘urban forest’ around the base created by mixing patterns and textures. The engineered fiber optic lighting system embedded in the curtainwall provides a different and equally alluring presence at night.
Above the ambulance entry way, a Luxalon linear ceiling system imbedded with LED lighting was installed. According to SNAP, this creates a ‘vital, even futuristic, transition down to the drop-off point.’ And the covered walkway leads patients and staff up the hill to a new pocket park.
The SNAP ‘Curb Appeal’ article also features the Astoria Primary Care Clinic and Gates Vascular Institute. The digital version of the full article can be found at the Architectural Record website. Please note that a subscription is required.