Children's Inn at NIH
Associates (PT&A) is providing ongoing interior design and
services to The Children’s Inn
at NIH, co‑located
on the campus of the National Institutes of Health. NIH is the world’s premier biomedical
facility where children and families travel from around the world for
state-of-the-art treatment because more conventional treatments have
have an impact on the course of their illness.
Children receiving intensive treatment for
illnesses such as cancer,
heart, lung, blood-borne and growth disorders, mental illness, and HIV
infections can stay close by at the Inn.
lively atmosphere of the Inn,
kids and their families can put side the clinical challenges
they face and just be kids for awhile. The
overriding philosophy at the Children’s Inn
is that families make a difference in the lives, care, and treatment of
sick children. Since
its founding the Inn
has been a temporary "home away from home" to over
10,000 seriously ill children and their families.
PT&A has also designed donor recognition
panels for window and wall locations in the entrance hall at Woodmont
House of The
Children’s Inn. The panels honor
the donors, but also
contribute meaningful and engaging elements to the visitors’ experience
as they enter the building.
is also working with the Inn’s staff in
developing playful way-finding
design elements in otherwise mundane corridors which will lead children
family members to discover and better utilize all the various social
located throughout the Inn
eye-catching design devices such as bold
color fascias, undulating hanging ceiling elements, and wall panels
with kids portrait
and mirror portals, these circulation routes will delight and engage,
as memorable as the destinations they lead to.