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we reviewed ideas with an art committee and
identified a diverse range of work that would be
appealing to all ages.
Because the budget was limited, we embraced
digital printing technology and integrated these
commissioned works into architectural materials that were already specified for the project-for example, a glass partition with an
interlayer, a high-impact wall protection wainscot, and plastic laminate wall panels. We looked
at ways to meaningfully integrate artwork and
meet the budget.
Considering there is much environmental and
cultural inspiration in Charleston and the Lowcountry, the MUSC client and design team were
determined to remain authentic to the place and
integrate artwork by local artists and craftspeople. We created an art location plan that would
enable MUSC to add artwork (with an art committee's review) over time or through philanthropy for the pieces that were not part of the
base job. The art committee continues to work
with the design team to further enhance the
spaces throughout, especially those to delight
the patients.

ABOVE: In the waiting

lounge, sofas serve
as anchor pieces,
while the lighterweight furnishings
can be moved around
for varying group
sizes, offering a variety of seating options
for family choice.
Tall-back rockers
face the windows
and views, providing
privacy within this
larger space. LEFT:
To support staff, this
off-stage terrace
with water views was
created with "found
space" on the rooftop
of a seventh-floor
atrium. It's accessed
via a narrow passage
located near a staff
elevator lobby.

© 2020 HALKIN MASON PHOTOGRAPHY LLC

The building is steeped in the local vernacular. What was the design process for making the project feel so thoroughly at home?
Aiko Tanabe: The surrounding marshland, waterways, beaches, and wildlife combined with
the charm, architecture, gardens, and culture
of Charleston inspired the team to create a rich
framework of metaphoric and iconic imagery.

Each floor, with its own unique identity, is inspired by the Lowcountry
with color and art that also aid in wayfinding. Each is a confluence of place,
people, and culture. ... The interior planning and design embrace the
unique site and enhance the connections to the waterfront and views of
Charleston. Fractal-patterned, fused glass artwork in the chapel is of Angel Oak, the 400-year-old live oak that is nearby. The swirling patterns on
the terrazzo dividers are inspired by the work of the late Philip Simmons, a
legendary Charleston blacksmith and ironwork artisan.
Randy Maxwell: [On the exterior,] there are moments of wonder and
delight that reflect the building's distinct program. Colored glass playfully highlights neutral tones of sweetgrass as well as blues and greens of sea
and sky, melding the exterior and interior color and finish palettes. They
also highlight where the façade encloses public or patient- and familyfocused areas.
Our jury applauded the thought that went into providing staff
members thoughtful space to work and relax, particularly the roof
terrace. How did you identify this "found space" and make the
most of it?
Tanabe: Many of the design solutions in this project grew out of MUSC
clinical leadership's ability to articulate challenges and dreams, and the
issue of solving staff emotional burnout was introduced. While imagining
the Child Life roof play deck we heard a request for a small area for staff to
find respite outdoors. The roof did not have adequate space, and the idea
was ultimately put on hold to prioritize space for children and their families, until one of the designers had an idea to put the staff respite on the
floor above, with water views and accessed via a staff elevator bank, offstage from patient care spaces. It truly was "leftover, in-between" space
with water views. Wood decking, furniture in a shaded seating area, and a
swing facing the water all contribute to this rare amenity.
For more on this project, see page 62. 
Jennifer Kovacs Silvis is editor-in-chief of Healthcare Design. She can be
reached at J E N N I F E R . S I L V I S @ E M E R A L D X . C O M .

MORE ONLINE: To read expanded Q+As on the Award of Meritwinning projects, visit HCDmagazine.com.

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Signs of the Times
Design Inspiration
Photo Tour
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Operations Resetting T H E S Tage
Product Spotlight Surfaces
The Center
Welcome
2020 Design Show Case Jury / Award Winners and Finalists
Award of Merit: Trend Setter
Award of Merit: Southern Charm
Honorablemention : Water - Front Wonder
Honorablemention : Iconic Innovation
Honorablemention: Coastal Hero
Right Spots
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Healthcare Design Showcase
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