Visitors will soon be welcome for tours of the the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. In a partnership with the San Francisco Design Center and SFC&G, 48 design firms, led by co-chairs Elizabeth Martin of Martin Group and Geoffrey De Sousa of Geoffrey De Sousa Interior Design and De Sousa Hughes, are working pro bono on the 52,000-square-foot expansion. The Ronald McDonald House at Stanford provides a place to stay for families with critically ill children receiving medical treatment at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
The center, nicknamed Where Hope Has a Home, will become one of the largest of its kind in the world upon its completion. The expansion, which began in July 2014 and is expected to be complete early this year, will add 76 more family rooms, as well as new public areas, including a kitchen, dining and living spaces, a library and resource center, a fitness and rehab facility, activity rooms, a classroom, a healing garden and a retreat area. Some of the participating designers and firms include Ash Interiors, BAMO, Jaimie Belew of Jaimie Belew Design, Anastasia Faiella of Faiella Design, Courtney Lake of Monogram Decor, and Sindhu Peruri of Peruri Design.
Geoffrey De Sousa's Guest Room; courtesy Keith Scott Morton and Eric Richards
Tours of the in-progress space will run February 13 to 28, Thursdays through Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn more and purchase tickets.