Maraye Design Studio teamed with Perkins + Will  and DesignGroup to transform the former James Cancer Hospital into The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Brain and Spine Hospital. The project goal was to renovate an existing building into a tremendous facility that simultaneously supports neurological research and provides improved patient care.

Encompassing more than 60,000 square feet, floors 1, 8, 9 and 10 have been renovated. From the moment visitors enter the newly-designed lobby, they will have a sense of the care and state-of-the-art treatment they will receive during their stay. Creating a welcoming space with user-friendly wayfinding was a key factor in designing a space to care for patients with neurological issues.

The three upper floors include 87 private beds that are grouped into specialized units for stroke care, neurotrauma and traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and spine surgery, epilepsy, chronic pain, acute rehabilitation, neurosurgery and sleep medicine.