The 29-foot tall cornerstone donor recognition wall, inspired by the Planetree Philosophy uses brushed aluminum dimensional lettering.

Stamford Hospital

Planetree Philosophy
Stamford Health
Stamford, CT

Natural finishes and natural light

The Architect for the new hospital at Stamford used the Planetree Philosophy to inspire its design. The contemporary building provides a welcoming environment, using natural finishes and plenty of natural light. PDG collaborated with the architect to design the Cornerstone Display with these elements in mind. It is the first thing visitors see when they enter the grand lobby.

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Fun Fact:
The Cornerstone Display is 29 feet tall.
Donor Wall
Plaque System
Dimensional Lettering
Conceptual Design
Project Management
Fabrication & Installation

The Cornerstone Display recognizes a group of major donors who were essential in realizing this one-of-a-kind facility. Names of the major donors are displayed in brushed aluminum letters, pin-mounted over two sides of a stone column measuring 29ft high. The design is grand but simple and elegant in presentation and reflects the importance of this group’s generosity toward Stamford Health.

Close-up view of the cornerstone donor recognition wall using brushed aluminum dimensional lettering.
Donor recognition wall that says, With Gratitude to our Generous Donors in Stamford's Bennett Cancer Center.
A close-up of sycamore tree design on donor recognition named space plaque.
Outdoor donor recognition named space plaque featuring a sycamore tree to visually represent the Planetree Philosophy.

Throughout the hospital, you’ll find a theme of donor recognition that is clean and understated and permeates the ideal of generosity and philanthropy. The use of the Sycamore Tree was a visual representation of the Planetree Theory as a reminder to all – Stamfords’ commitment to Person-Centered Care.

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