St. Mary’s Good Samaritan, one of South Central Illinois’ largest health care networks, selected fd2s to design and implement a program of identification, wayfinding, and donor recognition elements for its new replacement hospital, and Medical Office Building in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Located in the heart of the country, design architect BSA Lifestructures pulled references from Prairie School architecture to design the 359,000 square foot, 134-bed replacement hospital and 100,000 square foot Medical Office Building.
Colors, patterns, graphics, images, artwork, landmarks and views of the exterior have been choreographed to make wayfinding easy and intuitive. In addition to traditional signage elements, fd2s developed a wayfinding microsite that is optimized for mobile devices.