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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Pittsburgh, PA

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s former location consisted of three buildings constructed decades apart. In one building, modern mechanical systems required different ceiling heights, creating a mismatch of floors that complicated wayfinding.

Architectural Sign Associates conducted a needs assessment for the hospital, and programmed a new wayfinding system. The program incorporated existing color-coding based on elevator banks, and integrated directories, maps, overhead and wall-mounted signs with a childlike flair to present the hospital with a cohesive wayfinding solution.

Custom symbols were developed and dimensional signs were designed to fit the child-friendly theme, in order to enhance the welcoming atmosphere and promote healing.

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