PDG continues its long-term donor recognition partnership with Sutter Health and the California Pacific Medical Center Foundation by designing this embedded digital array and art glass installation for the refurbished lobby at the Pacific Heights Outpatient Center in San Francisco. Bringing together a similar theme from successful Sutter/CPMC digital donor wall displays downtown and in the Mission, we incorporated stills and videos supported by minimal text, featuring familiar places in the neighborhood and around town, interspersed with caregiver and donor portraits, testimonials about their association with CPMC, and their impact of community support.
As part of a comprehensive remodel of the Hospital’s existing entrance lobby, the CPMC Foundation took the opportunity to replace an older donor display formed from individual wooden blocks that were challenging to update. Retrofit into a wall originally built in the 1960s, and atop the San Andreas fault, finessing this digital display neatly into place took a team of designers, planners, engineers, architects, and foundation staff more than a year to arrive at a plan that would meet the City’s strict and ever more demanding seismic standards. The result is an engaging immersive display, large enough to be viewed from a distance, and located in a corridor-wide enough for viewers to comfortably stop and enjoy the programmed content that reinforces the importance of philanthropy.
This comprehensive lobby renovation includes new donor sponsored artwork – highlighted by a magnificent, illuminated Dale Chihuly glass chandelier. The combination of fine art and renewed interiors sets the stage for PDG’s dramatic digital donor display celebrating the people, staff and donors that support this diverse and busy neighborhood outpatient center. Digital art includes neighborhood vistas along with stunning nature art videos and stills created by PDG in collaboration with the CPMC Foundation.
The completed digital array and art glass display is compelling and easily updatable by the client using PDG’s intuitive and responsive content management tool Appello; all done to convey the Foundation’s work and community’s care and support for its mission into the future.