Johns Hopkins Hospital

Johns Hopkins Hospital - Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center

The Facility's Defining Feature: Art

The twelve-story, 1.6 million square feet hospital houses the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute in the Sheikh Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center. Art is a defining feature of the facility – featuring over 300 pieces of art.


Mecho ImageShades featuring art by Jim Boyd

About the Project

  • Location
    Baltimore, Maryland

  • Architect
    Perkins + Will

  • Products
    Mecho/5 with custom printed shade cloth in patient rooms

- Excellence in Design Citation, Institutional Architecture AIA Maryland, 2012
- Best of Year Finalist Award in Large Healthcare Category, Interior Design, 2012
- Design Honor Award, SARA National, 2012
- Design Award Citation, Institutional Category Best of Healthcare Project Award of Merit, ENR News Record, Mid-Atlantic, 2012

Art is a differentiating experience at the Sheikh Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center. Ensuring that patients are experiencing art throughout their entire stay, each of the 205 private patient rooms is curated with Mecho's custom printed shade cloth with imagery of the Chesapeake Bay and the surrounding area.

The importance of durability and cleaning were also prioritized. Shades were tested with a new system of hydrogen peroxide vapor that potentially could be used to disinfect rooms and protect against drug-resistant bacteria.