UF Health Shands Children´s Hospital

New Project

The colorful, attention-grabbing new façade planned for the University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital is made of painted stainless steel architectural mesh.

Understanding that a hospital can feel ominous to a child, the owners asked the architectural firm, Ponikvar and Associates, to take an approach to the renovation that was child-friendly, while at the same time created a separate identity for the children’s hospital that would differentiate it from other areas of the facility. According to Jack Ponikvar, vice president and principal architect at Ponikvar and Associates, “We were challenged to do something that was child-like without being childish.”

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