Saint Louis, MO
DG2 Design teamed with Stock Engineers and Archimages to design the site plan for the Children’s Specialty Care Clinic. Located near I-55 and Butler Hill Road, Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children’s pediatric nurses and staff will provide quality care for children and teens in a specially-designed facility. The team seamlessly worked together to design a warm and inviting Center for children of all ages, with easily accessible parking and friendly amenities.
The South County facility, which encompasses 77,000 square feet, features accessible parking and a variety of services, including: outpatient surgery, imaging services, therapy services, infusion services, laboratory services, a pharmacy, safety stop (child and home safety services), snack bar/coffee and outpatient clinics.
The DG2 landscape architects designed a welcoming space that includes animal sculptures, colorful banners, and textured landscape for all seasons. The site includes areas for sculpture maximizing views for patients and visitors entering the site through the main entrance. Alternating bands of weathered limestone boulders are arranged on the gradual slope to frame 2 separate areas for sculptures. Narrow strips of cobbles continue the boulder alignment to the edges of the space and the surrounding site. The landscape includes low flowering perennials like Catmint and Coreopsis, mixed with finely textured ornamental grasses like Karl Foerster and Blonde Ambition Grama. In sculpture areas, four half-circles of grass are edged by stone and compliment the paving patterns at the front of the building, while also creating an edge for the sculpture area that invites visitors to slow down and enjoy the landscape and sculptures. Low deciduous shrubs are intermixed throughout the site to provide a foundation of varying texture and mass while remaining low enough as to not block views.