Colorful rocky riverbed displayed on donor recognition wall for Suburban Hospital.

Suburban Hospital

Health and Medicine as a Clear Flowing Stream
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Bethesda, MD

Wanting to incorporate nature in this new and bright Suburban Hospital, a calming image of a riverbed was chosen to inspire this system of recognition.

After many studies of rocky riverbed photos and videos, PDG set out with photographer Zack Henningsgaard to capture the perfect set of images. PDG spent two days in different rivers capturing long runs of rocks that were eventually stitched together in post production.

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Fun Fact:
To create the final art glass pieces, PDG developed a sliding aluminum camera stand that would allow a number of 16-foot long segments of the riverbed to be taken.
Donor Wall
Digital Display
Dimensional Lettering
Plaque System
Master Planning
Budget Development
Conceptual Design
Project Management
Fabrication & Installation

The final product was a 40-foot-long image printed on the back of 12 fused glass art pieces that provide texture and movement that flows right into a digital panel at the end. The digital panel carries information on events and donor stories and can be updated at any time.

The sparkling river rocks theme is carried across the room naming plaques as well. A nod to the donor wall makes them immediately recognizable as donor recognition.

Donor recognition wall showing Founder's Circle and Centennial Circle donor names.
Colorful rocky riverbed displayed on named space plaque in elevator lobby at Suburban Hospital.
Dimensional lettering on donor recognition named space for A. James and Alice B. Clark Atrium.
Dimensional lettering on donor recognition named space for major donors.

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