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pHotograpHy: Benjamin BenscHneider HealtHcare environment awards Seattle Children’s Building Hope: Cancer, Critical and Emergency Care Expansion The new eight-story, 330,000-square foot Building Hope expansion at Seattle Children’s hospital by ZGF Architects includes a ground floor emergency department, an intensive care unit, and two cancer care units. The rooms are configured in eight-bed neighborhood layouts that promote flexibility and allow for fluctuations in patient and staff levels. Each neighborhood has access to the same central resources for easy navigation. The design of care team spaces reduces travel time to patients’ bedsides and allows quick access to medications and supplies in general. ZGF used a multi-layered approach to lighting in order to promote a sense of well-being throughout the facility. Patients can control the color-changing LED lighting inside their rooms, and direct and indirect pre-set dimmable lights promote restful sleep by mimicking the body’s circadian rhythms. Natural light is also utilized through large windows in every patient room and family space. 72 The jurors praised the design of the expansion for its “form driven by function” approach, and its potential to appeal to children of all ages. “There was actual innovation in planning and design,” one juror said. Demountable furniture allows patient rooms to be reconfigured. Rubber or cork flooring was implemented to reduce noise, and fabric-wrapped panels and enhanced ceiling panels improve acoustics. Dedicated family spaces with comfortable furniture give parents and siblings a place to work, play, and prepare food. An abundance of glass creates a sense of openness and allows for visibility throughout the unit. A natural motif representing the geography of the Pacific Northwest is carried throughout the space and provides a cheerful distraction while contributing to ease of wayfinding for visitors. — Cody Calamaio acute care honorable mention Designer ZgF architects Client seattle children’s Building Hope: cancer, critical and emergency care expansion Where seattle October 2013

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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