WD Transforms Former Credit Union into Riverside University Health System Teaching Institution.
Visualizing the existing 26,000 sf former credit union as a new RUHS facility with three care clinics, WD synthesized the healthcare, wellness, educational, administrative, branding and community goals into a strategic solution which resolves this client’s previous issues with organization, collaboration and integration.
Encouraging social interaction and communication among healthcare staff to provide the most integrated care for patients, teamwork zones are strategically placed at the center of action, dynamically linking all 3 clinics. A concierge station, waiting rooms, staff support areas, 26 exam rooms, 2 procedure rooms, a lab, imaging suite, and a mental health office surround the central hub for efficient access to services.
Intuitive wayfinding supports effortless navigation for patients. Key signage complements highlighted department entries with generous seating areas adjacent. Feature graphics deliver evocative images of succulents and other flora, offering soothing, nature-inspired color and imagery, along with radial, textural patterns and seating compositions that playfully reflect the aesthetic succulent concept and the facility’s iconic location on Cactus Street.
As WD continues to support the mission and goals of our RUHS client with innovative and inspiring solutions, our primary focus remains to provide design solutions which focus on creating a thriving care environment for both the staff and the community they serve.