Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., recently completed a modernized arrival space and lobby.

The project includes improved vehicular traffic functions, including drop-off and pick-up areas, expanded Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-accessible parking areas, and pedestrian circulation routes and entries that are separated from staff shuttles for safety and efficiency.

Prior to project’s completion, the 323-bed facility was accessed from a sub-level garage.

Improvements to the lobby include a three-bank elevator system for visitors, new signage, and color-coded floor assignments coordinated with the hospital’s wayfinding improvement project.

A grand stairway was added to connect visitors to the main atrium and visitor check-in area.

The project team includes design firm HGA (Washington, D.C.).