Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Courtyard
The mission at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital is to improve health and well-being in partnership with its members, patients and the community. With Methodist’s mission at the forefront, the design team focused on providing patients with a holistic, comforting experience. Loucks led the design creating a flexible place where hospital users enjoy the outdoors year-round. During the summer months, the courtyard serves a variety of uses including weekly farmers markets, physical therapy treatment, and meeting areas for staff. During the winter months, patients, staff, and visitors enjoy views of this visually inspiring space.
The approach for the courtyard introduced simple bold patterns with colors complementing existing building materials. Features within the courtyard include flexible outdoor spaces with seating, open lawn, lighting, trees, and landscaping.