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HED and Herrero Builders announce the completion of Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s renovation

This 37,000 square foot ground floor renovation is the second of a series of projects undertaken by the joint team as a part of a large facilities Master Plan developed by HED for Sutter Health, focused on three distinct areas of improvement: seismic compliance, service line enhancements and infrastructure improvement. The facilities master plan, completed in 2018, ultimately organized and sequenced over 70 individual projects to be undertaken across three campuses over the course of the next decade.

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Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital breaks ground on major expansion

Stantec is helping to deliver the project through an innovative Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach, alongside general contractor, HerreroBoldt. A highlight of the project includes building on SSHHR’s commitment to energy independence, and will be targeting LEED Version 2.2 Verification Treatment. The facility design will feature natural lighting throughout and sweeping views of the surrounding community.

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DuPont™ Tedlar™ Wallcoverings debuts new designs for healthcare segment at Healthcare Design Expo

“We chose to exhibit at HCD this year because we have had many healthcare designers and architects reaching out to us about our products. This show allows us to be in a location where the industry could actually see, feel and test our products firsthand,” said Fallyn Flaherty-Earp, Global Market Manager for Tedlar®. “Designers can stop by booth 2100 and test our wallcoverings for themselves and take samples back for current and future projects,” Flaherty-Earp added.

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A healthy future for mass timber in medical facilities

Contributing author Lanny Flynn, Principal, Buildings Engineering at Stantec, takes a comprehensive look at the use of mass timber as a design element and as an advanced building material in the construction of medical facilities. Flynn shares his expertise citing research on positive health outcomes; the types and key elements of mass timber; benefits including infection control and ease of mass timber construction; safety concerns; and future changes in the International Building Code which will introduce three new construction types enabling the consideration of mass timber for larger facilities.

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Can a kids’ healthcare space teach, entertain, and heal?

“Can a kids’ healthcare space teach, entertain, and heal?” Iva Radikova, Associate/Senior Interior Designer and Olivera Sipka, Senior Associate of Stantec, answer yes! In this article, they discuss how their design of ErinoakKids’ three treatment centers in Ontario, Canada, focused on three pillars: play, achievement and memory.

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Healthcare Design Awards promote projects that heal

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) is recognizing five projects with its 2019 Healthcare Design Awards. The awards recognize cutting-edge designs that help solve aesthetic, civic, urban and social problems while also being functional and sustainable.

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BNBuilders earns Calibre Design Award for Vertex Pharmaceuticals building

On May 17, 2019, the Vertex Pharmaceuticals building development team, including BNBuilders, DGA, and LPA, were honored with a Calibre Design Award in the Healthcare category. Within the LEED Gold building, 70 percent of its space is dedicated to laboratory/research activities.  The building is designed with interior walls of glass, allowing the ongoing research to be seen throughout the building. 

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Using trending colors and innovative design to enhance the healthcare experience

Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager, architectural coatings, shares her insights and expertise on colors and design shaping healthcare design trends, “Using color schemes that promote healing, such as bright to mid-tone greens and blues, and incorporating biophilic design, like roof top gardens or an interior courtyard, is believed to accelerate healing, reduce stress and promote a general feeling of wellbeing, as well as improve clinical and operational outcome.”

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KAI celebrates completion of first pediatric specialty healthcare center in North St. Louis County

Designed by KAI, the 15,000-square-foot medical building houses SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Pediatric Specialty Services and also an office of SSM Health Medical Group Pediatrics. The building’s child-friendly design incorporates the use of natural lighting; a mix of vibrant colors on the walls and furniture; comforting natural materials like wood and stone; and whimsical, hand-painted artwork throughout. The single-story facility is broken down into two separate services—one half of the building is occupied by SSM Health and the other half is occupied by SSM Cardinal Glennon. Both tenants share a common reception area, waiting room and isolated sick waiting room.

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