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Designed first and foremost for well-being, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati (RMH) provides patients, parents, and siblings with community, meals, and emotional support as they undergo treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Some families stay for months, others, years. More than a place to sleep, RMH gives families spaces to live life, from celebrating birthdays, anniversaries (and sometimes graduations) and good news, to processing setbacks. Tears, and tears of joy, are embraced here. More than just increasing the number of bedrooms, this project supports well-being by providing the comforts of home for families coming to Cincinnati from across the country and around the world. Inside and out, RMH is a home away from home where parents, siblings, and caregivers can find respite, movement, and connection after a long day at the hospital.
Category: Large Architecture
Architecture Firm: GBBN
Project Team: Mick McNutt, AIA; Brooke Behnfeldt; Elizabeth Schmidt; Mandy Woltjer; Scott Kyle, AIA; Steve Kenat, AIA; Anne Chen, AIA
Client: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati
Contractor: Messer Construction, Tom Stephens - Construction
Engineers: Heapy, Ryan Henderson - MEP Engineer; THP Limited, Inc., Ken Wurzelbacher - Structural Engineer; The Kleingers Group, David Wright - Civil Engineer
Photographer: Ryan Kurtz Photography
Landscape Architect: The Kleingers Group, David Wright - Landscape Architect