Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

Architectural Team: Salter Pilon Architecture Inc., Perkins + Will (formerly Vermeulen Hind Architects), and Parkin Architects


Designing the illumination for a new cancer centre and a major expansion to an existing health care facility provided many opportunities to improve patient comfort, space functionality and to enhance architectural features of the building, including the dramatic main atrium and the Cancer Centre staircase. Many patient rooms overlook the atrium, and the visual experience is enriched by architectural structures and lighting design.


The west Atrium features suspended decorative clusters of five custom opal glass spheres. Using the custom architectural ballast as a decorative element to the suspended luminaires complements the design of the architecture and facilitates maintenance.


In the main lobby of the Cancer Centre, clusters of custom, translucent, colour-changing LED spheres are a focal point of the area as they connect the multiple levels of the cancer treatment centre. They also present a warm, inviting atmosphere connecting the stairway to the treatment spaces, and are controlled by DMX/computer software. Adjustable 39W inground luminaires highlight the far wall, providing indirect stair lighting.


Winner of the prestigious IES Edwin F. Guth award for Interior Lighting.

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre