fd2s created a colorful system of wayfinding forms that engages the architecture in playful ways and mimics geometric solids that appear in key spaces within the Texas Children’s Hospital campus in Houston, Texas. Anticipating the inevitable “churn” that takes place when departments grow and migrate within this high-traffic, ever-evolving environment, most message components comprise vinyl applied to second surfaces, which allows the hospital’s in-house sign shop to largely maintain the signage and inhibits tampering.
In addition to the wayfinding, fd2s has developed several major donor exhibits for the hospital, as well as numerous recognition elements for smaller campaigns, which include an additive recognition system for an ongoing staff fundraising effort, and a standardized method to recognize donors to physical spaces and departments throughout the facility.
Most recently, as part of a major architectural renovation of the hospital’s West Tower Pressler Lobby, fd2s repurposed a travertine-clad wall to feature gifts to the Heal Sick Children campaign. The display recognizes donors that have contributed more than $100,000 to the campaign since its inception. The multi-paneled wall is designed to be additive, with 250 names at its unveiling, and the ability to accommodate up to 500 names by the time the campaign ends.