Materials and Finishes Invite Young Patients to Relax and Play

Posted by on Feb 4, 2021 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Materials and Finishes Invite Young Patients to Relax and Play

Children sometimes require special help as they grow and develop. The Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic was designed to do just that.

They provide expert help to children ranging from newborns through age 16 for physical, sensory, motor, language, and cognitive disorders or developmental delays. These services are offered at the new Erie Medical Center. (source)

featured image showing the lobby at the Pediatric Rehabilitation at Boulder Community Health

As part of the new design, special materials and finishes were specifically chosen to invite young patients to relax and play. The materials and finishes include three-dimensional wall tiles, colorful sheet vinyl flooring with a serpentine pattern, vivid wall protection panels, and energetic paint schemes. They were carefully chosen to accept a high level of abuse yet are fun and inviting for young patients.

Over the last decade, the town of Erie has been one of the fastest growing communities in Boulder County. Lacking existing healthcare facilities, Boulder Community Health recognized the need, and selected clinics for the Erie Medical Center through input from community members and leaders.

Boulder Community Health (Boulder, Colo.) opened the two-story Erie Medical Center in Erie, Colo., in June 2019. The 41,650-square-foot medical office building (MOB) provides urgent care services, diagnostic imaging and laboratory services, outpatient pediatric rehabilitation services, and five distinct medical specialty practices. (source)

Project Details

Facility name: Boulder Community Health – Erie Medical Center

Location: Erie, Colo.

Completion date: June 2019

Owner: Boulder Community Health

Total building area: 41,650 sq. ft.

Total construction cost: $12.8 million

Cost/sq. ft.: $306/sq. ft.

Architecture firm: PEH Architects

Interior design: Bloom Studio

General contractor: Golden Triangle Construction Inc.

Engineering: Cator Ruma and Associates (MEP), JVA Inc. (structural), Hurst and Associates Inc. (civil)

Marie Wikoff is the creator of Wikoff Design Studio based out of Reno, Nevada. Her expertise in healthcare design has helped develop modern design for healthcare organizations locally, regionally and internationally. Her credentials include Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC), American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID), the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and LEED AP. Contact Marie Wikoff


Tracy Walker. “Ambulatory Care / Clinics.” HCD Magazine PHOTO TOUR Boulder Community Health Erie Medical Center Comments, Jan. 2021,

“Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation.” Boulder Community Health, 2021,


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