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DIRTT
  • Location
    Scotts Valley, California
  • Year
    2016
  • Duration
    6
    months
  • Installation Duration
    3
    weeks
  • Sq Ft
    8500

A space for passionate care

Over the last 30 years, these passionate caregivers have become the largest nonprofit hospice program in their region. In addition to being home to executives, support staff, and counsellors, this location is also a base for a large staff of nurses that work with patients in the field. Creating a calm, supportive space was essential for visitors and staff.

Early on, they discovered all the structural support came from the outside walls. That gave them absolute freedom to gut the building and redesign everything. It was time for a more efficient and user-friendly office, but they didn’t want to break the bank. Putting resources into patient care was top priority. Using videogame-inspired ICE® software, designers created a full 3D version of the space. In only 48 hours the hospice knew exactly what their space could be.

Opening up the environment brightened the space with natural light. It also gave staff line of sight to the amazing redwood trees outside. A new meeting room with embedded technology offered a perfect training area. The open concept was beautiful, but it was also challenging. Given the space would be used for grief counselling, speech privacy was key. DIRTT walls had enough insulation to block most of the noise. Using sound masking technology obscured voices coming through counselling room windows. In the end, they checked everything off their wish list. This allowed Hospice of Santa Cruz County to focus on their precious work instead of the space they were doing it in.

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    Counselling Room
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    Boardroom
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    Eating Area
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    Kitchen
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    Seating Area
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    Work Table
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Ultra thin and incredibly durable

Corning® Willow® Glass incorporates vibrant graphics into your space. Crystal clear glass makes them look great. It's impact resistant, plus you can write on or clean the surfaces.

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Design freedom and certainty

DIRTT Casework gives you complete design freedom without paying for the cost of custom. All on fast and certain DIRTT lead times.

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Efficient electrical

DIRTT’s plug-and-play power makes for rapid on-site installation. All while it reduces waste and improves adaptability for any future changes.

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Latest tech in the walls

Cleanly integrate any type of technology and keep it secure. Maximize function and looks while you save space.

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Do more with your walls

WriteAway™ film combines a dry-erase marker board with your walls for an integrated and more elegant solution. Add graphics or inspire collaboration without unsightly ghosting.

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