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Live Long and Prosper: 2010 Healthcare Environment Awards Winners

07 October, 2010


Healthcare was on the brain once again this summer at Contract’s New York offices, as judges for the 2010 Healthcare Environment Awards (HEA) —Betsy Beaman, AIA, Stanley Beaman & Sears, Atlanta; Rosalyn Cama, FASID, Cama, Inc., New Haven, Conn.; Kate Wendt, Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, Boston; and Sharon E. Woodworth, AIA, Anshen+Allen, San Francisco—met to review and deliberate over this year’s project entries. (Scroll to end to view links to winning project stories.)

The annual competition, co-sponsored by Contract magazine, The Center for Health Design, HEALTHCARE DESIGN.10, and The Vendome Group, recognizes excellence in healthcare facility design in Acute, Ambulatory, Conceptual, Health and Fitness, Long-Term, and Student categories. Overall, the 2010 entries showcased similar trends to those witnessed in previous years. Evidence-based design (EBD) models again were prevalent, staying on par with already established archetypes. The judges stress the continuing need to incorporate EBD into healthcare design and the necessity for its continued research, innovation, and growth, saying: “Designers now have a responsibility to find new ways of interpreting these concepts to provide both clients and patients with unique and functional environments.”

Motifs also tended to center around familiar themes. Nature-inspired— such as inclusions of naturally occurring, sustainable, and earth-toned elements—and hospitality-like aesthetics in the form of fun patterns and wood elements took center stage in a continuing effort to increase healing, comfort, and communication among patients and staff via welcoming environments. Surprisingly, a majority of projects took a turn toward the dark side, boasting unconventional palettes that featured deep shades of brown and mahogany, as opposed to the traditional pale tans and pastel hues that have been prominent in healthcare.

The continuing themes in healthcare design also seem to relate directly to economic conditions. “Similar to how the recession is affecting the lives of all individuals and families, healthcare organizations and institutions are learning to get by with less by reducing their operating costs and minimizing waste,” says one judge. Healthcare leaders are focusing their efforts on lean processes, scrutinizing materials management and supply chain operations to reduce time and cost, as well as heavily budgeting their facility planning needs.

The judges predict that in the future healthcare design will continue its advancements toward flexible, universal room design for both acute and non-acute patients; Personal Protection Stations and other hygiene-focused inclusions; “pod” or neighborhood-style layouts; and increasing incorporation of technology and communication efficiency.

2010 HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT AWARD WINNERS

 
NewBridgeLong-Term Care Winning Project: NewBridge on the Charles, Dedham, Mass.
Designer: Perkins Eastman Architects
Summary: Getting old isn’t easy. You get aches, you get pains, and sometimes you need help in your daily routine. In order to ease the aging process for its residents, NewBridge on the Charles, a long-term, assisted living facility in Dedham, Mass., presents an aesthetically pleasing design by Perkins Eastman Architects that offers a bright, vital interior with natural colors and patterns to make nature an integral part of the campus. Read more...

Patient Room 2020Professional Conceptual Winning Project: Patient Room 2020
Designer: Clemson University Architecture + Health
Summary: Ideas of the future bring up notions of sleek surfaces, convenience and versatility, and technologically centered design. Patient Room 2020, by the professors at Clemson University, Architecture + Health, proposes exactly what its title suggests, a future patient room for the year 2020. Read more...

centralSTDHealth & Fitness Facilities Winning Project: Central Harlem STD Clinic, New York, NY
Designer: Stephen Yablon Architect
Summary: Designed by Stephen Yablon Architect, the new, 7,000-sq- ft. Central Harlem STD Clinic aims to offer the community a welcoming resource that encourages its individuals to seek regular testing, as well as education on Sexually Transmitted Disease prevention and health. Read more...

 bellevueAcute Care Winning Project: Bellevue Medical Center, Bellevue, Neb. (Posting 10.15.10)
Designers: HDR Architecture
Summary: When thinking about the word “community,” a hospital isn’t typically your first thought (or even second). However, portraying a communal, healing environment at the new, three-story Bellevue Medical Center, located in Bellevue, Neb., was just the task at hand for HDR Architecture. 

multicare medicalAcute Care Honorable Mention: MultiCare Medical Center Emergency Department, Tacoma, Wash. (Posting 10.22.10)
Designers: GBJ Architecture
Summary: Sharing is caring, or so the saying goes. But when two Tacoma, Wash.-based hospitals that shared the MultiCare Medical Center campus—Ma  Bridge Children’s Hospital and Tacoma General Hospital—grew to handle nearly double their anticipated capacity, something had to change.



ollie and meStudent Honorable Mention: Ollie and Me
Designer:
Caylee Rayber, Emily Carr University
Summary: While not Contract’s usual entrant for student design work, Emily Carr University student Caylee Rayber’s Ollie and Me project struck a chord with our awards judges. The stuffed animal product, which looks reminiscent of a small rag doll in a lion’s suit, was designed with children in mind. The product serves as a coping tool, drawing on theories that psychological and emotional well-being greatly affect physical health and recovery. Children can use the doll to initiate role play, to communicate their ills to medical staff and self-soothe like a traditional stuffed animal. Ollie is suitable for children aged three to eight years old and features a small light within the doll’s stomach that produces a comforting glow. An instructional story book to detail how Ollie can benefit both parents and kids is included.

 




Live Long and Prosper: 2010 Healthcare Environment Awards Winners

07 October, 2010


Healthcare was on the brain once again this summer at Contract’s New York offices, as judges for the 2010 Healthcare Environment Awards (HEA) —Betsy Beaman, AIA, Stanley Beaman & Sears, Atlanta; Rosalyn Cama, FASID, Cama, Inc., New Haven, Conn.; Kate Wendt, Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, Boston; and Sharon E. Woodworth, AIA, Anshen+Allen, San Francisco—met to review and deliberate over this year’s project entries. (Scroll to end to view links to winning project stories.)

The annual competition, co-sponsored by Contract magazine, The Center for Health Design, HEALTHCARE DESIGN.10, and The Vendome Group, recognizes excellence in healthcare facility design in Acute, Ambulatory, Conceptual, Health and Fitness, Long-Term, and Student categories. Overall, the 2010 entries showcased similar trends to those witnessed in previous years. Evidence-based design (EBD) models again were prevalent, staying on par with already established archetypes. The judges stress the continuing need to incorporate EBD into healthcare design and the necessity for its continued research, innovation, and growth, saying: “Designers now have a responsibility to find new ways of interpreting these concepts to provide both clients and patients with unique and functional environments.”

Motifs also tended to center around familiar themes. Nature-inspired— such as inclusions of naturally occurring, sustainable, and earth-toned elements—and hospitality-like aesthetics in the form of fun patterns and wood elements took center stage in a continuing effort to increase healing, comfort, and communication among patients and staff via welcoming environments. Surprisingly, a majority of projects took a turn toward the dark side, boasting unconventional palettes that featured deep shades of brown and mahogany, as opposed to the traditional pale tans and pastel hues that have been prominent in healthcare.

The continuing themes in healthcare design also seem to relate directly to economic conditions. “Similar to how the recession is affecting the lives of all individuals and families, healthcare organizations and institutions are learning to get by with less by reducing their operating costs and minimizing waste,” says one judge. Healthcare leaders are focusing their efforts on lean processes, scrutinizing materials management and supply chain operations to reduce time and cost, as well as heavily budgeting their facility planning needs.

The judges predict that in the future healthcare design will continue its advancements toward flexible, universal room design for both acute and non-acute patients; Personal Protection Stations and other hygiene-focused inclusions; “pod” or neighborhood-style layouts; and increasing incorporation of technology and communication efficiency.

2010 HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT AWARD WINNERS

 
NewBridgeLong-Term Care Winning Project: NewBridge on the Charles, Dedham, Mass.
Designer: Perkins Eastman Architects
Summary: Getting old isn’t easy. You get aches, you get pains, and sometimes you need help in your daily routine. In order to ease the aging process for its residents, NewBridge on the Charles, a long-term, assisted living facility in Dedham, Mass., presents an aesthetically pleasing design by Perkins Eastman Architects that offers a bright, vital interior with natural colors and patterns to make nature an integral part of the campus. Read more...

Patient Room 2020Professional Conceptual Winning Project: Patient Room 2020
Designer: Clemson University Architecture + Health
Summary: Ideas of the future bring up notions of sleek surfaces, convenience and versatility, and technologically centered design. Patient Room 2020, by the professors at Clemson University, Architecture + Health, proposes exactly what its title suggests, a future patient room for the year 2020. Read more...

centralSTDHealth & Fitness Facilities Winning Project: Central Harlem STD Clinic, New York, NY
Designer: Stephen Yablon Architect
Summary: Designed by Stephen Yablon Architect, the new, 7,000-sq- ft. Central Harlem STD Clinic aims to offer the community a welcoming resource that encourages its individuals to seek regular testing, as well as education on Sexually Transmitted Disease prevention and health. Read more...

 bellevueAcute Care Winning Project: Bellevue Medical Center, Bellevue, Neb. (Posting 10.15.10)
Designers: HDR Architecture
Summary: When thinking about the word “community,” a hospital isn’t typically your first thought (or even second). However, portraying a communal, healing environment at the new, three-story Bellevue Medical Center, located in Bellevue, Neb., was just the task at hand for HDR Architecture. 

multicare medicalAcute Care Honorable Mention: MultiCare Medical Center Emergency Department, Tacoma, Wash. (Posting 10.22.10)
Designers: GBJ Architecture
Summary: Sharing is caring, or so the saying goes. But when two Tacoma, Wash.-based hospitals that shared the MultiCare Medical Center campus—Ma  Bridge Children’s Hospital and Tacoma General Hospital—grew to handle nearly double their anticipated capacity, something had to change.



ollie and meStudent Honorable Mention: Ollie and Me
Designer:
Caylee Rayber, Emily Carr University
Summary: While not Contract’s usual entrant for student design work, Emily Carr University student Caylee Rayber’s Ollie and Me project struck a chord with our awards judges. The stuffed animal product, which looks reminiscent of a small rag doll in a lion’s suit, was designed with children in mind. The product serves as a coping tool, drawing on theories that psychological and emotional well-being greatly affect physical health and recovery. Children can use the doll to initiate role play, to communicate their ills to medical staff and self-soothe like a traditional stuffed animal. Ollie is suitable for children aged three to eight years old and features a small light within the doll’s stomach that produces a comforting glow. An instructional story book to detail how Ollie can benefit both parents and kids is included.

 

 


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