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pHotograpHy: renderings courtesy perkins+will HealtHcare environment awards conceptual honorable mention Designer perkins+will Client camp southern ground Where Fayetteville, georgia Camp Southern Ground Perkins+Will’s Atlanta–based designers set out to create a camp for children with and without autism by designing playful, positive, easy-to-navigate spaces. The project is the brainchild of Grammy Award-winning musician Zac Brown, and the design of Camp Southern Ground aims to be a place where children can thrive and learn, while providing an opportunity for researchers to evaluate successes and failures, and hopefully make strides in the study of autism. The design team envisioned an environment that fosters trust and interaction between children with typical and special needs. Spaces are designed with only non-toxic and sustainable materials, and intended to evoke feelings of wonder, surprise, and discovery, while accommodating a spectrum of abilities. Because each environment is designed to encourage children to overcome obstacles, the camp features a range of confidence-building activities. 80 The campus is laid out along intersecting axes to provide orientation, and activities loop off each axis, so that children can always find their way back to the lodging area. The camp engages with its site—500 woodland acres—and includes a 15-acre organic farm where campers can learn about healthy eating. A series of sensory gardens are linked to program elements, such as a sound garden situated next to the music building, an outdoor gallery emphasizing visual arts adjacent to the art complex, and an edible garden next to the dining hall. The jury praised the ambitious project that aims to bring forth an exterior environment that is mindful of both the range of autism and the natural resources available on the campus. The design was hailed for its reversal of a typical “outside-in” approach by seeking to bring interior environments to the outdoors. —Cody Calamaio 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