After Hours Pediatrics II

After Hours Pediatrics II

Albuquerque, NM

Keep the kids in the game – it’s good for their health. That’s the philosophy at After Hours Pediatrics II that played into design decisions for its office on one of Albuquerque’s busiest streets.

The building was organized into two wings separated by an animated lobby: administration offices parallel to the highly-traveled street for tremendous presence and the medical care behind it for seclusion from the noise and traffic.

The design details drew on the philosophy that an active lifestyle is the best preventative medicine. With the message aimed at young people – the patients are newborns to 18-year-olds – the goal was to inspire activity in a playful way.

Colorful, circular windows call to mind sports balls. “Hash marks” make the polished concrete floors look like a sports field. Along the façade – visible from the street – text art encourages well-being and a healthy lifestyle. Read. Laugh. Play.