For a building like the Oregon Health & Science University Rood Family Pavilion, donor recognition plays an important role. Funded by significant donations, the OHSU Rood Family Pavilion is an oasis and home away from home for patients and families traveling long distances for specialized treatment at OHSU. The Pavilion, run in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington, is adjacent to a 14-story ambulatory tower, with design cues shared between both ZGF-designed facilities. The Pavilion offers a place to focus on healing by relaxing and gathering with friends and loved ones, with five levels of guest parking atop six levels of parking.
Knot Studio developed a donor recognition program for the project. Knot Studio designers reinforced a part of the Pavilion’s exterior design, including perforated metal and folded metal patterns. This unique pattern of materials inspired Knot Studio designers to use the metal cladding as a graphic element on the donor signs. Knot Studio’s design called for a unique fabrication method using clear acrylic that was cost-effective for the client and a compelling artistic solution. Knot Studio’s design highlights the donors’ crucial role in the foundation and continuing success of a multi-use structure that uniquely supports patients and furthers OHSU’s caregiving role in Oregon and the Northwest.