Embedded art glass donor and history wall with plaque system and dimensional lettering.

Princeton Medical Center

Bringing Together Multiple Generations and Communities
Penn Medicine Princeton Health
Plainsboro, NJ

PDG was selected to design a comprehensive and unique donor recognition program at the new University Medical Center of Princeton, which consolidated the services, activities, and donor communities of two older campuses. A collaborative discovery and planning phase led to the design of five separate recognition and history displays, as well as recognition for individually named rooms and spaces. PDG consulted with the architectural and construction teams, the Foundation, and hospital leadership to develop the design in partnership with a local glass art studio.

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Fun Fact:
The bright art glass colors were chosen to represent each of the four seasons.
Donor Wall
History Wall
Plaque System
Dimensional Lettering
Art Glass
Interactive Digital Display
Master Planning
Budget Development
Conceptual Design
Project Management
Fabrication & Installation

The monochromatic black and white design paired with the brilliant art glass creates a bold yet timeless look. The displays and plaques are made of the same natural materials of black anodized aluminum along with thick fused art glass to create a one-of-a-kind system of donor recognition that complement the beautifully designed building architecture.

Two women admiring a beautiful donor recognition wall installation at Princeton Medical Center.
Close-up of a donor recognition plaque made of black anodized aluminum and thick fused art glass.
Medical center hallway with donor display and sculpture at Princeton Medical Center.
Donor recognition display for honorary medical staff who retired in good standing after 20 years of service.
“Everything arrived in time and looked fabulous. Earlier this week, we met with a consultant and were discussing management styles and efficient workflow. Joe bragged about how you were a perfect example of accessibility, expertise, and kindness. I couldn’t agree more. Thanks SO much for making this work. BEST of all – we got the gift! $250,000 from the Medical Staff, and Barry was able to announce it last night at the medical staff dinner with those beautiful plaque illustrations to help spark enthusiasm. WE are so grateful.”

Beth A. Crutcher
Director of Development/Campaign Manager,
Princeton Healthcare

Princeton’s comprehensive campaign included many named spaces. PDG collaborated with the Foundation to create a system of plaques. The multi-leveled system is made from beautiful hand-cast glass with etched imagery. Some include bios, photos, and even lighting.

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