Designed for Exceptional Multimedia Experiences that Encourage Optimism and Healing
WASHINGTON, DC – October 2, 2023 – Page Southerland Page, a leading multidisciplinary design, architecture, and engineering firm, today realized its design work with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation opening the newest Seacrest Studio at Northwell Health’s Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Queens, N.Y. The completion of this project marks the second of three studios designed by Page this year.
“Healing takes on many forms at children’s hospitals and the Seacrest Studios contribute in an entirely unique way,” said Kimberly Stanley, Children’s Health Director at Page. “I can’t overstate how impactful these spaces and experiences are for children and their families during an often stressful hospital stay.”
The state-of-the-art studio is an interactive space where children can explore a variety of programming, including radio, television, and social media, whether they are physically in the studio or watching through a closed-circuit network from their hospital room. Patients can host their own radio and television shows, watch live musical performances, play games, and interview visiting celebrity guests.
“We build these studios in pediatric hospitals so children and families can participate in the broadcast media world. The spaces uplift the spirits of children during their hospital stays and engage the local community,” said Meredith Seacrest Leach, executive director and COO of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. “For the first time in 10 years, we are building three studios in one year, and it’s incredible to see these spaces continue to reach new communities. We are thankful to Page for their work on these three projects.”
Strategically placed in a high-foot-traffic area, the studio is located in the hospital’s atrium, surrounded by the gift shop, cafeteria, and hospital lobby. The L-shaped studio has a glass façade with the flexibility to be self-contained with windows that open into the atrium when desired. The design expands the studio's reach and broadcasts to the community space beyond allowing patients and visitors to view the daily programming.
Page previously designed the Seacrest Studio at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., which opened in May 2023, and it is currently in the design phase for a studio at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, slated to open December 2024.
About The Ryan Seacrest Foundation
The Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives. RSF’s primary initiative is to build broadcast media centers — Seacrest Studios — within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. Founded in 2009, RSF currently has Seacrest Studios at hospitals in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Orange County, Philadelphia and Washington D.C, Nashville, Orlando, Memphis and Queens. A new studio is scheduled to open later this year in Salt Lake City, UT at Primary Children’s Hospital. For more information, visit www.ryanseacrestfoundation.org.