The UC Irvine Medical Center was looking to upgrade the Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center by expanding clinical and support spaces as well as updating the style to feel more light, airy, and welcoming. With the help of Tangram and Tangram’s in-house designer, the team chose Carolina furniture to create cohesive waiting spaces for the newly renovated Center.
Despite the first floor waiting area’s long and thin dimensions, designers used flooring details both inside and out to create the illusion of no-boundaries, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and the thin frame of Rule of Three seating. Today, the furniture and space maintain a fresh, uplifting place to help patients find more comfort and beauty in healing spaces.
Location: Orange County, CA
Design Firm/Architect: Perkins Eastman
Photographer: Benny Chan