The new Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, operated by Seattle Children’s Hospital, is in a 42,000 square foot building located at Othello Square. The clinic occupies two floors of the seven-story building and provides medical, dental, and behavioral care, physical therapy and rehabilitation, nutrition services and more to diverse families in the South Seattle community.
With thorough planning and coordination, TFWB ensured all the clinic needs are met for electrical, communications, and safety and security systems. Inspired by the local community’s cultural diversity, the colorful, layered and inviting design of the clinic is an elegant balance of modern and artisanal styles.
The lighting design throughout the facility is both beautiful and functional. Linear wall washers highlight the local artwork that features the rich cultural heritage which is part of the clinic’s legacy. In the Town Hall on the second level, large scale decorative ring pendants are strategically arranged around “tree trunk” structural columns to emulate canopies. Waiting areas known as “porches” outside exam rooms are illuminated with a warm glow emanating from wall sconces to create a welcoming and comfortable space. Exam rooms are provided with multiple layers of light and adaptable lighting controls to create flexibility based on patients’ needs.
Each space in this medical facility was thoughtfully and carefully designed to create a place that embraces integrated medical care, cultivates a sense of community and belonging in its design and experience, and represents the multicultural groups that it serves.