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 lead 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.
The monochromatic black and white design paired with the brilliant art glass create 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.
“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’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.