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pHotograpHy: tony miller (top); dianna snape (bottom left and rigHt) HealtHcare environment awards Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre at Austin Hospital The Olivia Newton John Cancer & Wellness Centre is a new eight-story facility built adjoining the Austin Hospital in Victoria, Australia. The facility accommodates both cancer treatment and research while maintaining a comprehensive focus on wellness. The four-story Centre contains two acute cancer wards, a palliative care ward, offices, laboratories, and research support spaces. All areas are oriented around a central courtyard, to which patients and staff have both visual and physical access. A courtyard connects patients with nature. The jury was impressed with its integration, commenting that in “a tight urban site with only so much property, [the design team] was able to capture outdoor space and natural light.” 70 Program elements within the Centre are organized along two main circulation axes, which intersect at the building’s main entry. The entry links to Zeltner Hall (bottom right), a renovated space within the existing Lance Townsend building, which provides radiation and oncology services within a spa-like environment. Throughout the Centre, many waiting areas are small and intimate. Acknowledging that cancer treatment is often an ongoing process, the oncology treatment spaces are designed so that patients can choose between private and more social areas in which to receive their treatment. —MURRYE BERNARD acute care honorable mention Designers Jackson architecture and mcconnel smith & Johnson Client austin Health Where Heidelberg, victoria, australia October 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - October 2013

Contract - October 2013
Industry News
Columnist: Winning Work at the Interview: It’s All About Chemistry—Part II
Product Focus: New Classics
Product Briefs: Health and Wellness
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion
Banaji Pediatric Dental Specialists
Seattle Kids Dentistry
Healthcare Environment Awards
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre at Austin Hospital
Seattle Children’s Building Hope: Cancer, Critical and Emergency Care Expansion
Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center
Kent Campus Expansion, Phase 2 Pavilion
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Camp Southern Ground
Poetic Living
FOUND: An Adolescent and Young Adult Cultural and Wellness Center
The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Healthcare Design
Book Review: Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, Second Edition
Designers Select: Healthcare
Ad Index

Contract - October 2013