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[+]RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
SIZE: 26,000 sf
Hamilton Anderson designed a new home for Ronald McDonald House of Detroit. The 26,000 square foot space is located at 4707 St. Antoine St., on the second floor of Detroit Medical Center’s (DMC) Hutzel Professional Building, and once housed clinical spaces in conjunction with DMC services. HAA served as Architect of Record and provided Interior Design and Site Design services for the project.
The new Ronald McDonald House space features 28 guest rooms; a Detroit Red Wings-themed children’s play room and a teen recreation room; media room and lounge and living room spaces; apartment spaces for managerial staff; large kitchen new office and administrative spaces, and board room for Ronald McDonald House staff. It replaces the former 16,000 square foot Ronald McDonald house facility on the DMC campus, which had twenty guest rooms.
HAA was tasked with converting the former clinical floor to a hospitality-like guest environment. HAA worked closely with Ronald McDonald House to incorporate their mission of caring for families into their new space, using texture, color and architectural forms to create a comforting, inviting and community-like environment. Guest rooms have simple lines and a contemporary feel, yet still have a home-like feeling. Architectural glass feature walls between the living room and play room allow parents to watch children and let light filter into the space, while creating areas for private conversation and reflection.