Client: PeaceHealth Hospital
Location: Longview, USA
Completion date: 2000
Artwork budget: $125,000
Arthur Stern Studios
American Art Resources
Design Studio Inc. Philadelphia, PA
John F. Haupt Architect and Director of Facilities
This 24' x 24' window is located over the main entrance to the hospital. From inside it can be viewed from the Atrium and a waiting area on a balcony next to the window. The window when lit at night is a welcoming feature of the building to the community.
We aligned the custom steel & aluminum framing for the window with horizontal grooves in the architecture and a vertical notch in the buildings exterior. The colors also integrated with the interior design palette.
The director from the hospital wanted a cross depicted as it is also St. John Medical Center, the architect didn't. What resulted is a design where many don't see the cross, but if you look closely it is there.
This project earned a Millennium Design Award from the American Institute of Architects and was widely published in books and magazines.