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Using Light to Promote Healing

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Expansion
Houston, Texas, USA

HOK’s lighting designers integrated high-efficiency, high-performing lighting systems for this new hospital in Houston.

The expanded hospital includes women’s services, acute care, a heart center, a surgery center, imaging, a 24-hour emergency room and an office building.

The design addresses the mental and spiritual components of healing by using soothing colors and gentle lighting. Patient rooms are all private, and family respite zones draw in natural light from the atrium or outside perimeter. Lighting controls feature state-of-the-art, automated occupancy sensors.


310,000 sq. ft. / 94,488 sq. m.


Interior Design
Lighting Design
Master Planning
Medical Planning