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renderings: courtesy of minglu lin (top) and patrick manning (bottom) HealtHcare environment awards Poetic Living student winner Designer minglu lin, clemson university Where asheville, north carolina (location of the proposed project) Clemson University student Minglu Lin designed a palliative hospice care facility that inspires a serene and poetic feeling for its residents. The building appears as an eye-catching, floating box, which contains family support and administration, and sits atop a transparent, glass-enclosed lobby. The central courtyard contains a healing garden where residents can grow their own food. A water feature flows to a pool below a chapel, and the water is a focal point for an outdoor meditation space. Residents are encouraged to interact with each other in the wider-than-normal corridors, and seating areas provide a view of the central courtyard. Rooms are designed with a family zone for increased privacy that contributes to the needs of long-term care. A patio and light well encourage a calming connection to the outdoors. The jury praised Lin’s ability to “raise the level of the conversation” about long-term care. “Having a new generation take a look at how we treat people at that point in their life,” a juror says, “and incorporating nature into it—that is nice.” —CoDY CAlAMAio FOUND: An Adolescent and Young Adult Cultural and Wellness Center student honorable mention An adolescent and young adult (AYA) cultural and wellness center, FOUND proposes a program to support patients with life-limiting illnesses who are transitioning between pediatric and adult treatment phases. The center, which establishes a new building typology, aims to provide a sense of place for AYAs, who often feel lost within the system. Many medical facilities split AYAs during the treatment and the healing processes, limiting opportunities for peer support and education. The FOUND center, designed for a site in downtown Seattle, provides a central gathering place that fosters hope and growth. The program and design were developed based on research and interviews with AYA survivors, physicians, and nurses. The center incorporates sleeping rooms, a gallery, a library, reading space, and meditation space, as well as designated crying spaces, acknowledging that grieving is a natural human response. The jury appreciated both the research involved in the project and the graphic presentation through detailed diagrams and drawings. A juror noted that the student’s passion for the topic shines through, and another juror said that “the proposed project was actually educational for me.” —MURRYE BERNARD Designer patrick manning, the catholic university of america Where seattle (location of proposed project) 82 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