WAN Awards 2015


WAN Mobile
WAN Mobile
Previous Next

Sacred Heart Medical Centre at River Bend, Oregon, United States

Friday 15 Aug 2008

Healing by location

Lobby at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment


The design for the Sacred Heart medical centre is optimised by its rural destination and spectacular surroundings 

Destination design firm WATG was the design architect for Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend which opened Sunday, 10 August in Springfield, Oregon. Set on 181 acres along Oregon’s McKenzie River, the 1million sq ft medical center blends the best of hospitality and health care design to create a place that promotes healing and wellness and lifts the spirits of patients, visitors and employees.

The design challenge was to create a new medical facility with a healing environment for patients and their families that would reflect the comfort of a hospitality project while supporting clinical, medical office, commercial, residential and elder care facilities. WATG inspired the master plan, and created the architecture and interior design concepts. Anshen+Allen led the medical planning and was the architect of record. Both architecture firms collaborated closely throughout the entire design process.

"The success of such a large and complex project depends on the collaboration of many," said Cynthia Stuermer Jacobs, vice president of WATG. "For designers of luxury hotels and resorts, Sacred Heart Medical Center was a wonderful opportunity for WATG to join key attributes of hospitality design with the requirements of a world-class medical facility."

To safeguard the area's natural environment and assure that its beauty is preserved for both enjoyment and healing, WATG’s design celebrates the site’s natural setting. Renewable materials are incorporated throughout Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Key Facts

Value 0(m€)
Were you involved in this scheme?

More projects by this architect

Jerry Allison, FAIA

Sahl Hasheesh International Resort Community


Hotel Monte Mulini

St. Regis Hotel

House of Musical Arts

Hotel Monte Mulini

Grand Hyatt Hotel & mixed use development

Sasakwa Hill Lodge


Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site