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Corporate Spotlight: Olathe Cancer Center

Every project is important, but last year’s work with Olathe Cancer Center felt especially personal. Curating a collection of art for those undergoing the extremely difficult circumstances that accompany cancer and its treatment proved to be challenging in more ways than one. Find out how the Prairiebrooke Consulting team applied their superior design skills and thoughtful method to this extensive project in our latest post.

The Significance of Design

In any healthcare environment, it’s crucial to develop a calm, serene aesthetic to put patients at ease throughout their time in the facility. With the work at Olathe Cancer Center, that purpose felt even closer to home. At the time of this particular assignment, a dear friend of the Prairiebrooke family was battling cancer. Her inside feedback on the cancer treatment process as a whole helped to shape and drive the design approach at OCC. It was our goal to create a healing surround in which patients and their families could relax and dedicate their focus to feeling healthy again.

Creative Solutions to Commercial Challenges

Corporate settings often require out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to design. The donor wall at Olathe Cancer Center was no different. The massive space was dedicated to honoring those who contributed to the facility, and we wanted to create visual interest to anchor the wall. To accomplish this, the donor list was custom printed on canvases totaling 4’x10’ in size and was offset by a custom triptych. Another hurdle the team addressed was the echo-conducive conditions of OCC’s lobby. To soften the noise and provide visual interest to the towering walls, the Prairiebrooke team designed custom giclée sound panels that hung on either side of the lobby. It was exciting to see the creative solutions effectively resolving these common commercial challenges.


A Focal Point to Ground the Room

For the grand finale, the Prairiebrooke’s Consulting team created this gorgeous focal point for above the lobby fireplace. Printed on a huge—as in huge—sheet of acrylic, this soft landscape adds dimension and beautifully reflects the dozens of light fixtures that glow in OCC’s lobby. It’s a gentle piece that was designed to soften the surroundings while still providing a centerpiece for the room’s interior design.

Prairiebrooke’s corporate art team has been servicing the greater Kansas City area since 1990. As a full-service art house, we’re proud to provide comprehensive art services to the healthcare, hospitality, and multifamily industries. If you’re in need of commercial art solutions, schedule a consultation with one of our experts today.

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