The Magic Forest

The Magic Forest

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Taking inspiration from nature to enhance the healing process, the design provides a fresh, family-friendly environment, along with a touch of whimsy; an approach born of the conviction that patients, staff, family, and friends should find comfort and support in stressful times. The aesthetic is a background of white on white and shadow and light, accented by bursts of color and natural wooden elements that introduce vibrancy and warmth.

Square Feet

  • 710,000 New Construction
  • 1,494,500 Renovation


  • $ 1,190,770 Interior
  • $ 81,122 Garage


  • Assessment, testing, Design and Documentation 2007 – 2012
  • Phased Implementation 2012 – 2015
  • Naming & Nomenclature Design and Development
  • Parking Structure Graphics and Pedestrian Wayfinding
  • Donor Recognition & Donor Standards Campaigns
  • Concept and Thematic Architectural Development

In Association With

  • Ralph Appelbaum Associates
  • FKP Architects


  • Graphis Silver
  • Communication Arts Design Annual
  • Industrial Designers Society of America