Phoenix Children’s Hospital opened the first few floors of the highly anticipated 11-story patient tower in February 2011. The new hospital is highlighted in the


The space features a palm-lined boulevard entrance, three-story light-filled atrium lobby, second-floor specialty clinic spaces, and a cafeteria.

The big idea for the campus is to create a welcoming oasis that provides shade and healing, while emulating the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains and desert. The distinct tower—which is designed to reflect a night-blooming desert flower—is divided into three sections to reduce the impact of the building’s scale.

To support the hospital’s mission of treating the entire family and not just the patient, care has been taken to improve the patient/family journey the moment one steps on campus and experiences the whimsical and lush landscaping accented by bold colors, playful sculpture, and indigenous plant material.

We hope you enjoy the article and celebrate this project opening with Phoenix Children’s Hospital.