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American University of Beirut Medical Center, Academic and Clinical Center Conceptual Design Winner Designer NBBJ Client American University of Beirut Medical Center Where Beirut, Lebanon N BBJ's Academic and Clinical Center at the American University of Beirut Medical Center is a hybrid on two levels. First, it gets medical research into the clinic faster by combining research and patient care programs into the same facility. Second, it combines physician exam and consultation rooms into one space, which is outfitted with a full desk and privacy curtain to separate the two programs, if needed. This subtle change saved the hospital 27 square feet per room. From the street, the center has a strong urban presence. Both the academic and clinical wings have large glass expanses on the ground floor, allowing for views from the double-height lobby and its monumental stair. The stair fronts a multi-purpose room wrapped 96 in dark wood that contrasts the lighter tones used throughout the space and eases wayfinding for visitors. The medical center's unique facade system fits lightly over the building like a cowl. It is the reverse of typical facade systems- comprising heavy stone cladding with punched windows-used for many large, multi-story healthcare projects. Instead, the Academic and Clinical Center has a glass curtain wall with stone and aluminum frames, as well as vertical aluminum fins for solar shading. When the facility is completed in 2016, this lightweight facade will help deliver natural light into the interiors and establish a new, more contemporary identity for healthcare on the university's campus. -Zach Mortice october 2014 reNDeriNgs: CoUrtesy NBBJ healthcare environment awards

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - October 2014

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