Architecture/Interior Design

GBBN Architects




Ursula Roma


Brand Experience

Kolar Design



TriVersity Construction



Fosdick & Hilmer



RCF Group



Joe Harrison, JH Photo

Pediatric Inpatient Unit

Cincinnati Children’s

Transitional Care Center Inpatient Unit


As an acute care unit, the Cincinnati Children’s Transitional Care Unit is home for extended periods of time for medically complex patients. The design of the space focused on creating a home away from home, making the patients' and their family’s time in the unit as comfortable as possible. This was achieved by including artwork throughout the halls, bright colorful graphics with photographs of patients, artwork on the ceilings, and posting areas for personalization within the patient rooms.


The art within the unit was created through workshops led by artist, Ursula Roma, with unit patients and staff. Their paintings were the basis of the final illustrations throughout the unit.


A roof garden, accessible from the unit, provides a respite space to enjoy views, nature, and additional art.