Kaiser Permanente Hospital Support Building, San Diego, 2016 San Diego, CA United States

Project Team

ART CONSULTANT J. D. Thompson & Associates, LLC
ARTIST Heather Hancock Heather Hancock Studio


To assist with creating inviting waiting areas for a wide range of viewers in a San Diego healthcare facility by bringing visual interest, color and light, adding ‘views’ in the absence of exterior windows.

Project Goals

I developed a visual vocabulary drawing on elements from the surrounding landscape and cityscape to create engaging visual features using the luxe, durable and highly dynamic medium of glass.


I developed concepts for the art program based on our conversations about the building and viewers and surrounding environs. Art scale and presentation were determined for the space which required multiple narrow panels to hang on curved walls and meet earthquake standards. All pieces were fabricated in my studio and shipped to San Diego for final installation upon building completion.

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Three 24”x24” pieces were developed for a second reception area. A playful graphic approach to the San Diego city skyline connects urban and natural worlds with shimmering foliage and sparkling water providing additional visual focal points in a large reception area.


Four panels featuring a view of the Coronado Bridge against a background of continuous sky and water were created for a third space.


handcut glass with matte black grout background