DRS Architects had the pleasure of celebrating with UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Rossin Foundation in a beam signing ceremony for the new Dream Big Studio that is under construction on the 6th floor in the Eat’n Park Atrium. The event included all those in attendance signing a new structural beam for the Studio construction, a peak into the Studio construction area (led by DRS Principal, Tobie Nepo), and a tour of the nearly completed Music and Art Therapy suite.
The vision behind the Dream Big Studio at UPMC Children’s Hospital is to increase the social, creative and learning experiences for the children and their families during their stay at the hospital. The Studio is divided into a Radio Studio and a TV Studio and will be visually accessible from all floors above surrounding the multi-story atrium space. The addition of the studios will allow patients to participate in Radio and TV broadcast as a means of therapeutic healing. An operable glass partition in the front of the studio space will be able to open up to the atrium and allow more people to participate in the studio activities. An adjacent Control/Edit Room will complete the facility allowing patients to also be a part of the entire production process.