Photo courtesy of HDR + Corgan ©2014 Andrew Pogue

Facility // Parkland Memorial Hospital

Location // Dallas

Designers // HDR + Corgan

Dallas area residents literally have made their mark on the new Parkland Memorial Hospital through a unique opportunity to be part of Parkland history. For a minimum donation of $10 per name, residents could have their names printed onto a three-story glass wall located near the main front entry of the new hospital.

More than 4,100 households responded and raised more than $125,000 toward building the new facility, which opened to the public on Aug. 20. The effort was part of a larger fundraising campaign that raised more than $150 million in private donations to help fund construction of the new hospital.

To create decorative outlines of trees from donors’ names on the glass, architect HDR + Corgan, a joint venture, sheathed the walls in low-iron glass of different gray tints, covered with a white, digitally printed pattern.

“Parkland hospital belongs to the people of Dallas County and I’m delighted so many citizens made the decision to support Parkland in a way that will be visible today and for generations to come,” says David Krause, Parkland Foundation president and CEO.

Tree designs made of donor names are also included on glass in other parts of the new hospital campus, including the Mike A. Myers Sky Bridge, a 923-foot long span that connects the former hospital building to the new Parkland. The sky bridge glass, which includes 10,779 donor names arranged to resemble leaves, was paid for by 4,732 donors who contributed to the "I Stand for Parkland" campaign.