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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
AWARD OF MERIT

Leading the way
T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center earns its second Award of Merit,
fulfilling its promise to deliver a new model for end-of-life care BY JENNIFER KOVACS SILVIS

fter winning an Award of Merit in EFA's
2015 Design Showcase as a project in
progress, the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center, operated by
Faith Presbyterian Hospice in Dallas, returned
to the competition this year as a completed
project (January 2017). It once again overwhelmingly impressed jurors.
The design takes full advantage of a nearly
10-acre site that's home to a 5.4-acre pond,

EFA: Jurors were impressed by the attention to detail in this project, that even
the smallest elements were thoroughly
thought out to address all aspects of the
hospice journey for all building users.
How did you approach this project and
what research did you have to do to
achieve this result?
Top: Public and private walking paths and a labyrinth offer guests and staff respite, while all patient rooms have
views to the pond. Above: Patient rooms are designed to bring in abundant natural light and provide plenty of
seating options for guests, all while creating a comfortable and functional environment.
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Stacy Peters: Owner Presbyterian Communities and Services (PC&S) came to the table
with a clear vision of what they wanted to

DAVID TONNES (PANAVIZ)

with its two main buildings designed around the
serene setting that includes the pond, walking
trails, and a fountain. Patient rooms not only
have stellar views and abundant natural daylight
but balconies large enough for beds to be
wheeled out.
Another hallmark of the project is the close attention to detail paid to spaces that support family and staff members, who require areas to reflect
and restore. Additionally, the project includes the
Marnie and Kern Wildenthal Education Center,
where the facility partners with universities, hospitals, and healthcare systems to support the latest
training and education in hospice and palliative
care-a component jurors applauded for helping
to push the industry forward and establishing the
project as truly unique in its sector.
The project was submitted by Faulkner
Design Group and PRDG Senior Living Architecture (Dallas). Here, Stacy Peters, director of
design of Faulkner Design Group, and Kathryn
Busch, principal at PRDG, share their perspectives on how some of the jury's favorite design
elements were achieved.


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Higher calling
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2018 jury/award winners and finalists
Style and substance
Life well lived
Leading the way
Making the cut
Pushing boundaries
Project directory
EFA Design Showcase
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