Ronald McDonald House at Stanford
Where Hope Has a Home
Ask any of the four dozen interior designers who participated in the 52,000-square-foot expansion of Ronald McDonald House at Stanford (RMHS) to impart their impression of the project and, chances are, the phrase “giving back” will populate their response. Indeed, the collaboration between RMHS, San Francisco Design Center and SFC&G was about more than selecting furnishings and finishes. It relied on a sense of community and compassion that manifested itself in the time and talents contributed by the designers, as well as the services and products donated to their spaces. The end result? A house that now feels like a home away from home for an additional 67 families every night.
About Ronald McDonald House at Stanford
Drawing upon the inspiration and success of Ronald McDonald House in Long Island where the design community rallied to refresh the 28 year-old facility, the San Francisco Design Center is proud to embark on a major philanthropic initiative in 2015. The SFDC has partnered with Ronald McDonald House at Stanford to provide major interior design services for their new expansion.
Under the design leadership of co-chairs Elizabeth Martin of Martin Group, and Geoffrey De Sousa of Geoffrey De Sousa Design and co-principal of De Sousa Hughes, they are galvanizing 48 interior design firms to provide pro bono interior design services for the 52,000-square-foot expansion of the House. When the expansion is complete in December of 2015, it will be the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world, providing invaluable shelter, support and community to the families of critically ill children being treated at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital on the Stanford campus. The children, who come from all over California, the United States, and around the world, arrive at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford with serious medical conditions. Many are treated for cancer; some are waiting for organ transplants. With their families, these young patients can stay for weeks – even months – at the House.