Sustainable design and construction—as well as ease of facility access for patients and families—were common elements that ran through the entries in our 2012 Design Awards competition.
27th Annual Design Awards - 2012
The 11 winning projects in Modern Healthcare's 27th annual Design Awards are highlighted in this photo gallery.
The UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center was designed to complement existing structures on the University of California at San Diego Health System's Thornton Hospital campus in La Jolla while creating its own identity.This year's judges for Modern Healthcare's Design Awards competition ruled that the architects beautifully succeeded in completing this task, giving the Sulpizio Center project an Award of Excellence.
Award of Excellence: Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center, New York
With the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects created an iconic presence near the Hudson River in Manhattan.Architects found a way to make the project work, even though it's located in a tight space between two existing buildings with different elevations. The facility also earned an Award of Excellence from judges in Modern Healthcare's Design Awards.
Honorable Mention/Unbuilt: Aditazz design for Kaiser Permanente Small Hospital, Big Idea Competition
Kaiser Permanente's Small Hospital, Big Idea Project was an architectural competition and, among its 108 entries, this design is a Modern Healthcare Design Awards Honorable Mention. Architect Felicia Cleper-Borkovi created the design for San Bruno, Calif.-based Aditazz, and says the canopy, pictured here, represents the health care philosophy of “everything under one roof.” The design's lobby offers a “village market” that addresses a Kaiser goal that “community vibrancy should penetrate deep into the hospital.”
King Abdullah Specialized Children's Hospital will add a modern “striking element” to an existing campus, says Nick Seierup, a principal and design director with Perkins & Will, the project's architectural firm.
The Sheikh Khalifa Medical City combines the facilities of general, pediatric, shown above, and women's hospitals on a campus featuring a “town center” of cafes, stores, prayer rooms and education spaces. Design Awards judge Aurelio Posada says he liked the clever way the three hospitals were given their own identify and the project's “modern interpretation of traditional architecture.”
Each of the Lurie Children's Hospital's 23 floors features an interactive element—such as this custom-designed fire engine cab—to engage children and promote a healing environment.
One judge praised the Lunder Building for fitting into a tight urban context. It houses emergency and radiation oncology departments and features multiple links to adjacent buildings.
The 12-story Roberts Pavilion on the Cooper University Hospital campus features a healing garden outside and two-story-high bamboo plants in its atrium. It combines 300,000 square feet of new construction and 80,000 square feet of renovated space.
Piedmont Newnan combines a 136-bed replacement hospital and a 120,000-square-foot medical office building on a 105-acre park-like setting complete with green space and fish pond.
One judge praised the glass and concrete exterior of the UCLA facility as both “minimalist” and “sophisticated.”
The new 250-bed hospital's key facilities will include heart and cancer centers, a birthing unit and orthopedics program.