Unveiled: The Wall of Courage

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The South Los Angeles community holds a diverse population that has been challenged with chronic health needs and a worrisome health status within the County. Thanks to the work of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, the outlook for this community is changing.

On Monday, September 12, 2016 a “Wall of Courage” was unveiled to recognize the founding and future donors of Los Angeles’ newest state-of-the-art facility at the MLK Jr. Community Hospital.

Our expert design team helped visualize MLK’s newly established donor program by creating several design experiences that recognize their multi-level contributors. The project included the design of an inspirational donor wall, department donor recognition panels, and individual donor mementos.

Challenge & Inspiration
The hospital architecture and shared county/foundation ownership limited placement and installation options for the main donor wall. The view through the expansive windows of the multi-level entry corridor showcased a beautiful courtyard of blue glass, plants and sculptural elements. We were inspired to utilize the vibrant colors of the hospital brand and the light transitions throughout the day highlight the donor wall.

Translucent colored panels were suspended on high-tension cables, creating a modern “stained glass” effect. With contrasting clean typography, the display commends the luminaries with courage and generosity. The use of frosted vinyl allows light to shine through while providing visibility of the annual giving members around the clock.