Charlotte, NC

McCulloch England Associates Architects completed an innovative center for Presbyterian Hospital based on “family centered care.” The 12-bed addition was part of a 60,000-square-foot addition and included a rooftop play area with a floor of recycled tires that actually bounces.

Large rooms were designed to provide space for an overnight bed for parents and kitchen facilities. Comfort amenities for patients and families includes lower windows so children can see out, special lighting, expanded counter, storage and display space for patient and family belongings. Support areas include a separate nurse’s station and multi-purpose treatment rooms, and a family waiting room with a saltwater aquarium.