It’s a $47 million, high-tech hospital. It’s designed so kids don’t know that.

LEXINGTON, Ky., June 2, 2017 — The SRG/EOP-designed Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center is “high-tech, not that it looks that way to young patients. It doesn’t even look much like a hospital,” writes the Herald-Leader‘s Tom Eblen in today’s column. EOP Associate Daniel Ware and Shriners’ Morgan Hall take Eblen on a tour of the recently opened facility.

“One of the big challenges was adapting the Shriners’ business model to a new footprint,” said Daniel Ware, EOP’s lead architect on the project. The result was a five-story, 116,000-square-foot building whose main entrance is on the third floor, where it connects with pedway bridges linking UK Hospital and its parking garage.

Children mostly see play rooms, colorful window light and walls covered with murals and pictures of rainbows and baby animals.

“We used color theory, interior finishes and materials to create a kid-friendly environment,” continues Ware. “We are thrilled the kids have responded well to our design.”

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