Square Footage: 210,375
Actual Cost: Confidential
Completion Date: September 2017

As the primary provider of pediatric specialty care in Arkansas, Arkansas Children’s Hospital is expanding their inpatient and outpatient services to meet the growing needs of the community. The scope builds on their existing ambulatory care services delivered at the Lowell Clinic.

The project uses vernacular materials such as glass, stone, wood, and metal panels. These materials flow inside the building creating a feeling of continuity. A colorfully lit glass stair creates a “Beacon of Hope” on the northeast corner. The southwest corner provides beautiful views to the rolling hills. Ample natural light is brought into all the public spaces. A theme of “Discovery and Delight” infuses colors and whimsical sculptural graphics reinforcing wayfinding and creating identifiable destinations.

Key program elements include 28 inpatient beds in the ED, 30 exam rooms, and 3 vertical ED stations; 30 clinic exam rooms, and 3 treatment rooms; 5 operating rooms; imaging; diagnostic/ancillary services; full service kitchen and cafeteria; coffee shop; family house respite area; helipad and refueling station; and central plant.