RProjects: Acute Care Facilities
Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas, CA
East Wing Expansion
Responding to the needs of the neighborhood, which transformed from an agricultural area to a young professional’s community, the East Wing Expansion created a healing and welcoming environment with its new two story naturally lit atrium lobby and courtyards. A special feature is the second floor gallery which overlooks the lobby and entry foyer. It encourages patients to circumnavigate the nursing floors and view the lobby’s activity without being seen; thus reducing their feelings of isolation often experienced in hospitals.