A 120-foot-long donor recognition wall and history display at The Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Patient Tower.

Chula Vista Medical Center

Historical Connection to Community
Chula Vista, CA

The Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Patient Tower, recognized for its expansive views of the Pacific Ocean to the West, includes a seven-story tower that adds 106 patient beds and 190K square feet to the existing Medical Center campus.

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This display spans 120 feet in length between the donor wall and the history display.
Donor Wall
History Wall
Digital Display
Master Planning
Budget Development
Project Management
Conceptual Design
Fabrication & Installation

PDG was invited to create a signature marquee display in the lobby level of the new Tower. The donor recognition and history display become visible through floor-to-ceiling architectural glazing as visitors arrive in the adjacent porte-cochère to drop off or pick up visitors. The immediate visibility and contours encourage exploration and place the themes of philanthropy and community involvement front and center. 

Working with architects and building planners, PDG’s displays were carefully incorporated into the building structure, creating a seamless integration of graphic and glass communication panels combined with museum-quality illuminated artifact cases.

Entrance of Chula Vista Medical Center Patient Tower at night with donor recognition wall and history wall display in the background.
Woman holding scissors cutting the ribbon on donor recognition named space plaque during event. The man behind her has two party horns held to his mouth in celebration.
A group of people standing in front of the 120-foot long donor recognition wall and history wall display.
Alternate view of the entrance at night with donor recognition wall and history wall display in the background.

Adjacent to the donor recognition section is an additional 65 linear foot exhibit recounting the history and development of the Medical Center and its long-standing commitment to the community. The integrated exhibit cases include key historical artifacts that bring into context the 50+ year organizational history. All stories and artifacts are organized to give visitors the experience of visiting a small museum during their time in the building. 

PDG also designed, manufactured, and installed glass room and area naming recognition plaques. The plaque system is made of frosted glass, picking up on the colors and ocean themes found in the first level display. The application of the colors and materials creates an iridescence and interest not found in common signage.

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