fd2s developed a comprehensive wayfinding program for the University of Colorado Hospital’s 12-story, $150 million Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion at the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center near Denver. fd2s provided design, documentation, and construction administration services for interior and exterior wayfinding elements, including a unique three-dimensional directory map. The design focused on patient-centered principles including the use of warm, if not in some cases muted color, gracious language, and digital images of local vignettes, all of which came from the photo archives of UCH employees.
The University of Colorado Hospital has expanded to become The University of Colorado Health (UCH), with medical facilities that reach beyond the Metro Denver area to communities in northern and southern Colorado. Building on a relationship that began in 2004, fd2s was brought back to the Anschutz Medical Center Campus to work with UCH on it’s campus expansion, the addition of a new 12-story, 734,000sf patient tower, an emergency department that is doubling in size, expansion of the Cancer Pavilion and Eye Institute, and the addition of a new visitor parking garage and staff parking garage. Staying true to its patient-centered approach, our design considerations will include revisions to all existing signage that reflect the new corporate entity and increase the legibility. The system will also address the campus expansion, as well as interior and exterior wayfinding required for the new projects.