Idaho Elks Children's Pavilion
Environments That Promote Healing
Idaho Elks Children’s Pavilion at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center is a state-of-the-art children’s medical facility located in downtown Boise, Idaho. The pavilion features five unique floors, complete with their own theme. Each floor was designed to promote wellness in patients, visitors, and staff-members alike. From larger-than-life sculptures and interactive play structures, to integrated wall-graphics and wayfinding elements, each floor comes alive with imagery found in Idaho’s great outdoors.
Nature And Art
We teamed up with our public art sister company, Studio Capacitor to see this project to completion. Utilizing the studio’s skills in storytelling, technology, innovation, engineering and fabrication. With nature being the inspiration for this expansive project, a family of charismatic animals were developed to feature throughout the pavilion. These colorful creatures help create a whimsical and welcoming environment for children and their families. Inside and outside of the pavilion, you can find the geometric inspired animals frolicking about in their natural habitat.
Including public art in healthcare facilities is becoming a more frequent practice—and it’s creating inspiring results. This project introduces color and invites play around every corner of the facility. Children are encouraged to explore and learn about the beauty that lies in and around Boise while they wait for their appointment. It was our goal to bring nature inside, encouraging kids and parents to go on adventures without ever having to leave the building. The custom design, engineering and fabrication of the illusion boxes (featured below), or the light up interactive art installation (featuring the different river systems spanning Idaho), encourage kids to point, touch and learn.
Larger Than Life
Each elevator area features illustrations that introduce the theme of the particular floor, complete with its own color scheme. The wayfinding systems integrate beautifully into the environment, sporting playful animals and bright colors. The custom play structures were designed specifically for this project and specially fabricated by the crew.