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Committing to Design as a Solution for Health Seeing examples of the impact and power of design in solving global John Stephens, vice president of marketing for Shaw Contract problems can be a source of inspiration, no matter the scale or location Group, views the partnership with MASS Design Group as a link to in which designers are practicing. Shaw’s broader commitment to working with designers and their clients One year ago, Contract magazine’s October issue featured to develop innovative solutions at the intersection of design and health. MASS Design Group’s hospital in Butaro, Rwanda, and that introduced “We see this initiative as a means to invest resources in an organization our readers to the firm that is changing the paradigm for healthcare that is using design to make a global impact on the health and design and delivery. In addition to winning the Acute Care category of wellbeing of people,” Stephens says. “We believe in the power of this the 2011 Healthcare Environment Awards, MASS Design Group was initiative to offer a new perspective on the approach to healthcare further honored as Contract magazine’s 2012 Designer of the Year. In design, and ultimately impact the way we design product and design this issue, we present the 2012 Healthcare Environment Award winners, solutions for healthcare.” and we have an exciting update on MASS Design Group. Also at the CGI meeting, the American Institute of Architects At the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in (AIA) announced a significant commitment to develop solutions September, more than 1,000 global leaders gathered to address the through design and technology that address challenges in public theme, “Designing for Impact.” That’s right—design was front and health, sustainability, and natural disaster recovery, demonstrating the center in this discussion on how to solve some of the world’s greatest link between building design and occupant health. The 10-year plan challenges, and more than 150 Commitments to Action by corporations, includes initiatives including three university-based research projects NGOs, governments, and other entities were announced at the meeting. at University of Arkansas, University of New Mexico, and Texas A&M MASS, in partnership with Shaw Contract Group, announced at the CGI University that have been selected for year-one funding to meeting that it is committing to establishing MASS Design Lab demonstrate the importance of design on public health, and the 2013 (MDLab), a global innovation laboratory to test, implement, and bring to Latrobe Prize awarded through the AIA College of Fellows that will fund market specific solutions that will initiate systematic change in the built research aligning with this commitment. The AIA will also mobilize environment. This effort is specifically addressing large-scale crises of interdisciplinary university teams—engaged with both community and our built environment, especially related to public health. professional partners—that will implement design and technological From the description by MASS: “With one hub in Kigali, Rwanda, innovation in a major world city to address complex problems related and one in the United States, MDLab will host immersive design and the health and sustainability. development teams comprised of fellows and mid- to post-career These commitments from the AIA, MASS Design Group, and professionals from a range of disciplines to develop the necessary Shaw Contract Group are exciting for the profession, for the A&D knowledge and ideas to address high impact topics. MDLab will industry, and for the broad role of architects and designers in shaping integrate this collective knowledge to identify new questions and the world around us. Contract applauds these efforts, and looks forward opportunities, rapidly prototype ideas, and quickly bring new designs to to seeing measurable results across varied scales and economies with market. The lab will not only provide a venue for rethinking and design as a key component of the solution. redesigning the built environment, but it will also train entrepreneurs, inspire new educational programs, and foster the necessary R&D Sincerely, processes required for newly designed products to solve the world’s greatest challenges.” John Czarnecki, editor in Chief 18 october 2012 PHOTO: MEG WALTON editorial

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Contract - October 2012
Industry News
Exhibition: HD Boutique
Product Focus: Take a Hint
Product Briefs: Health and Wellness
Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center
Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health
Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation
Healthcare Environment Awards
Kaleida Health, Clinical and Medical Research Building
Old Town Recovery Center
Baystate Medical Center
Legacy Health Randall Children’s Hospital
Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Brooklyn Infusion Center
Community Hospital @ Yishun
Mercy Medical Center Rooftop Garden
Rehab + Space Center
Heart Care Center
Practice: “Next Practices” in Healthcare Design
Design: Foster + Partners Develops Master Plan for Cleveland Clinic Growth
Exhibition: Studio Gang Architects at the Art Institute of Chicago
Designers Select: Lighting
Ad Index
Renovation: Saving Lives by Updating an Icon

Contract - October 2012