The Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary was designed with substantial input from young patients, as well as families, physicians and staff of the hospital. In 2002, Vancouver firm Kasian architecture created renderings of how the exterior of the hospital could look; a multi-storey brick building. These drawings were brought to the hospital's Teen Advisory Group and changed substantially into a colorful building closely resembling toy building blocks.
In keeping with the fun and young theme, Goldray Glass was asked to produce green colored images on glass for the exterior of the hospital's large parkade structure. Multiple glass panels featuring toy car outlines were created using silkscreened glass and a ceramic frit coating. The playful pattern selected for the Alberta Children's Hospital parkade glass created a seamless connection between the main building and the parking structure.