Woman viewing donor story on digital donor recognition wall at Pacific Heights Outpatient Center. On the digital screen, a woman in a red blazer poses in front of San Francisco's Coit Tower.

Pacific Heights Outpatient Center

Connection to Nature and the City We Love
Sutter Health
San Francisco, CA

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.

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Fun Fact:
This display is a hybrid inspired by two existing digital walls at Sutter CPMC's Van Ness campus.
Donor Wall
Digital Display
Art Glass
Budget Development
Conceptual Design
Project Management
Fabrication & Installation

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.

Woman admiring donor story on digital donor recognition wall at Pacific Heights Outpatient Center. A neighborhood scene with a person walking their dog can be seen on the digital screen.
Full room view with digital donor recognition wall and Dale Chihuly glass illuminated glass chandelier.
A beautiful donor recognition named space plaque with description of the illuminated Dale Chihuly glass chandelier.
Woman in red shirt reading donor story on digital donor recognition wall at Pacific Heights Outpatient Center. A man with his bike at the park with a windmill in the background can be seen on screen.

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.

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