Contract - October 2014 - (Page 94)

PHOtOgrAPHy: rObb wiLLiAMSON / AECOM healthcare environment awards Park Nicollet Women's Center Ambulatory Honorable Mention Designer AECOM Client Park Nicollet Health Services Where St. Louis Park, Minnesota F ocused on the health needs of women, Park Nicollet Women's Health Center, designed by AECOM, is a clinic providing -a centralized location for both preventative and specialty care within a calm and tranquil environment. Located on one floor of a hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, the clinic also incorporates space for community outreach and education programs. Numerous design features-such as the soft, indirect lighting system and views to adjacent wetlands-aim to make the women's center a peaceful, comforting place of healing. Circulation patterns help reduce foot traffic and contribute to a calm environment. Multiple lobbies avoid creating any single, heavily trafficked area, and staff 94 work areas are located mostly along the perimeter of the clinic. Sound-masking features-including removable glass partitions with sliding doors and above-ceiling white noise sound dampeners- further protect patient privacy. An art consultant helped select artworks, many created by women, that reflect the diversity of women's bodies, life stages, and health. High-end, hospitality inspired materials and finishes aid in communicating a commitment to excellent customer service. The baseline color scheme is a soft and neutral palette of beiges paired with some natural wood. Bolder colors, including purple, teal, blue, and green, come from furniture and the occasional accent wall, adding visual interest and contrast. -Zach Mortice october 2014

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Contract - October 2014
Industry News
Columnist: Nurturing Staff to Enrich a Healthy Firm
Product Focus: Bedside Manner
Product Briefs
Lenox Hill HealthPlex
Dean Street Express
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (North)
2014 Healthcare Environment Awards
Mount Elizabeth Hospital Novena
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital
Stanford Infusion Therapy & Ambulatory Treatment Center
Park Nicollet Women’s Center
American University of Beirut Academic and Clinical Center
Moorings Park Center for Healthy Living
Wellbrooke of Westfield
Colonel Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home
Book: Medical and Dental Space Planning, Fourth Edition
Book: Greening Health Care, How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet
Designers Select: Healthcare
Ad Index
Interior Detail

Contract - October 2014