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Category: Healthcare facility design

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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Blair + Mui Dowd Architects set the standard at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt is one of the most recognized educational and healthcare brands in middle Tennessee. With a design process that is research-focused and data-driven, Blair + Mui Dowd Architects sought to further enhance Vanderbilt Medical Center’s image through strategic visual branding, in particular through creating a consistent, recognizable set of architectural finishes in every facility. To attract the best clinicians, scientists, and educators, the new finishes integrate sustainable materials that reflect modern standards in addition to their consistent aesthetic appeal.

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OLE Health’s newest location clad with Linetec-finished aluminum wall panels

Designed by INDE architecture of San Francisco, the 29,000-square-foot, three-story building’s exterior colors showcase a contemporary, agriculturally inspired palette including terra cotta, light brown and slate gray tones. More accurately, the slate color is called, “Charcoal Smudge.” It was applied by Linetec using Sherwin-Williams Fluropon® 70%, two-coat, PVDF resin-based coatings.

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New York State’s first proton therapy center reaches completion

Stantec led the architectural and interior design of the state-of-the-art, 135,000 square foot facility with four treatment rooms and one research room. The three-story center, expected to treat 1,400 patients annually, is a collaboration between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Health System, Mount Sinai Health System, and ProHEALTH Proton Management LLC.

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DCS Design to rebrand and design new AOTA national headquarters

“We are so excited to be working with AOTA on both the design of their headquarters space, as well as helping them rebrand the look and feel of their vital organization,” said Lena Scott, Principal, DCS Design. “By rebranding the organization in tandem with their new space design, AOTA is assured a unified design process and brand integration. Our two divisions will work in unison throughout the entire project.”

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Miller Hull and Lease Crutcher Lewis to design and develop University of Washington’s cutting-edge Population Health Initiative in Seattle

The 290,000-square-foot building is conceived as a hybrid facility designed to respond directly to the mission of the University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative—a 25-year vision to address the most persistent and emerging challenges affecting human health, environmental resilience and social and economic equity across the globe. Led by design-build collaborators Miller Hull and Lease Crutcher Lewis, the project is being developed using an Integrated Design-Build (IDB) delivery method, a process that encourages teams to embrace elements of Integrated Project Delivery as well as Lean Design and Construction—techniques developed to create efficiency while maximizing value and minimizing waste

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