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Baystate Medical Center Following the best practices for creating high-performance healing environments, Baystate Medical Center is designed to be a model for balancing emerging technology with nature. The design by Steffian Brady Architects explores nature in the literal and figurative senses, as well as through colors and materials. This is evident in leaf abstractions applied to glazing, large-scale prairie vistas in muted sepia tones, and a palette comprising browns, mineral hues, and soothing blues and greens. The state-of-the-art expansion also focuses on how details can affect the building’s users. Patient- and family-centric care is reinforced by the separation of public and patient flow from staff and personnel. Rerouting foot traffic away from patient rooms also effectively reduces 72 noise. Private patient rooms accommodate family and friends to enhance the patient’s healing environment and experience. Wayfinding from central elevators is oriented toward views of the green roof, which also helps to eliminate the need for overhead signage. Collaborative workspaces and abundant natural illumination from a five-story central light well in each medical wing improve the staff’s experience. Of this project, a juror stated, “the designers reinvented the conceptual design process from the ground up by starting with the evidence and building a design approach from there.” —EMILY HOOPER acute care honorable mention Designer steffian bradley architects Client baystate Health Where springfield, massachusetts OctOber 2012 pHotograpHy: robert benson HealtHcare environment awards

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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