Memorial Medical Center

Location:   Modesto, CA

Project Details

The Memorial Medical Center was created to maintain and improve the health status of the citizens of greater Stanislaus County.

This hospital is nestled on the foothills of the Sierra-Nevada Mountains which is where the Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii) has called home for hundreds of years.

This harmonious co-existence of life shared by the Pacific Madrone and the Sierra Nevada Mountains has been carried on and celebrated in the Memorial Medical Center by all the use of Pacific Madrone veneer on casework and paneling throughout. The exquisite characteristics of this wood veneer product works in collaboration with a decorative metal sculpture that is suspended from the ceiling in the main lobby. This mysterious and awe inspiring wood has made its way not only into common areas and nurses stations but brought its calm cooling effect in patient recovery rooms for reasons that do not require an explanation.