Owensboro Health System
Architect: HGA, Minneapolis, MN
Square Feet: 780,000
Art Count: 294 pieces
Art Budget: $379,153 inclusive inclusive
Timeline: February 2015 – October 2015
Art Challenge: To continue, through the use of local art, the design emphasis on the importance of the land and the use of natural local materials to create a warm welcoming healing environment for a diverse population. Owensboro, a multi-faith based community, is home to many talented local artists who were interested in having their work become a part of the new hospital’s art program, as was the local museum. The museum held a juried call to artists in which the winning entries were purchased and featured in the new hospital. Supporting wayfinding through the development of an art program that would reflect the beauty and character of the City of Owensboro while creating a markedly different visual impact on each floor was imperative.