On June 1, 2022, Seattle Children’s opened the doors to our new Forest B building – the latest addition to the Seattle Children’s hospital campus.
When Seattle Children’s began planning for the Forest B building 10 years ago, we wanted to formally recognize that the hospital is located on the traditional land of the Coast Salish people through an art installation in the lobby. We sought out an artist with a deep understanding of the Pacific Northwest and a whimsical style that patients and families could connect with. We were lucky to find Shaun “Qwalsius” Peterson, who has been creating public art inspired by the Puyallup people’s heritage and the greater Pacific Northwest region for more than 20 years. Qwalsius designed, carved and erected a Story Pole in the Forest B lobby that will now be enjoyed by all the patients, families and workforce members who walk through our doors for decades to come. Read full post »
New “Forest B” Building Features More In-Patient and Operating Rooms, Cancer and Blood Disorders Care Facilities and more
On June 1st, Seattle Children’s opens the latest addition to the hospital campus — a building called “Forest B.” Forest B is a project over 10 years in the making and will add an additional 310,000 square feet of space to the hospital campus.
“Forest B is a critical addition to Seattle Children’s, given our region’s incredible historic and anticipated growth,” said Mandy Hansen, senior director of planning, design, and construction at Seattle Children’s. “The building gives our care teams the space they need to provide lifesaving and life-changing treatments, surgeries and procedures to even more patients in the coming years. The thoughtful design will also help us integrate more of our breakthrough research into the clinical care environment as we tirelessly work toward cures.” Read full post »
Building Care will expand the hospital’s clinical space and allow it to treat more patients to meet the growing demand for its services in the region.
American Builders Quarterly magazine recently featured Mandy Hansen, senior director of planning, design, and construction, and her work on Seattle Children’s main campus expansion in a story titled: “Mandy Hansen Builds for a Cause.” Read full post »