Medical Center Design Evokes a Sense of Healing
In designing the Camino Medical Group’s Mountain View Campus for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in California, Hawley, Peterson & Snyder sought to create a facility that would be functionally advanced, yet soothing for the patients. In the end, these goals were met with the help of slate ledger panels, which define the exterior of the award-winning project.
“We work with our Healthcare clients to create places where the well-being and comfort of both patients and staff are always thoughtfully and carefully advanced,” reads a statement by Hawley, Peterson & Snyder. “These are people-intensive projects in which efficiency and technological support are critical.”
The exterior of the facility features curved walls and abundant landscaping that intends to evoke a sense of healing. The feature walls are clad with slate ledger panels from American Slate Co. of Walnut Creek, CA. The material specified was Maple Grove slate (formerly called Amber Gold slate), and the design called for approximately 2,700 square feet of material to be used. The stone was installed by Pete Wismann Masonry, Inc. of Mountain View, and the general contractor was DPR Construction Inc.’s San Jose, CA, office.