The Lundquist Tower—a 390,000-square-foot Torrance Memorial addition
that opened last fall—was created with the holistic nature of healing
in mind. Natural light, a healing garden and commissioned artwork are
just some its special features. In fact, the Lundquist Tower has more
than 400 works of art, helping relieve the stress and anxiety of patients
and their families.
Peace and Quiet
The floors, doors and walls in the new Lundquist Tower were created to
absorb sound—allowing patients to rest undisturbed by hospital buzz.
Patient rooms in the new Lundquist Tower are 30% larger and were designed
with an observation window so nurses can check in without unnecessarily
Fashion and Function
Uniforms of each department were designed and color-coded to help patients
and their families better identify the staff and their roles in the hospital.
Let the Sun Shine
The benefits of natural light on moods is well-documented, so architects
ensured Lundquist Tower waiting and patient rooms have at least one wall
of large windows to allow the sunshine in.
The fabrics and warm tones of the Lundquist Tower were chosen to help create
a calming atmosphere.