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Children’s Hospital CICU Expansion

​This project at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans created an expanded 8,000 square foot Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) within the existing facility’s first floor. The CICU provides 12 private beds and 6 beds in an open pod arrangement, with an enlarged central nurse station, staff work stations, and support facilities. Natural light is maximized within the space through the use of vaulted ceilings with clerestory windows and additional views to landscaped courts. The custom art glass infrastructure was developed to meet one of the key client drivers – a space that betters the psychological and sensory experience of the young, vulnerable patients. Inspired by the patterns of the human DNA strand, the glass screens act as dividing mechanisms while also creating strong visual reference points within the space.

Location: New Orleans, LA Map This Location
Size: 8,200 square feet
Year of Completion: 2009
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