| Sep 2, 2014 |
Perkins + Will NY shines in healthcare design competition
Boh staff
By Staff

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has announced the winners of its 2014 Healthcare Interior Design Competition, which honors outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces.

This year a jury of distinguished design professionals awarded Best of Competition honors to Perkins + Will New York for its project, Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. One of a series of outpatient centers at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, the project also earned the Best of Category prize for Ambulatory Care Centers—Medical Practice Suites.

Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health

“This year’s submissions demonstrated a strong commitment to form following function that is essential in healthcare interior design,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst. “Each of the entries displayed an acute awareness of patient-centered design through the integration of spaces, use of light and selection of textures to create environments that promote healing and wellness. Effective healthcare interior design has the power to positively affect a patient’s quality of care and patient experience.”

Judging the competition this year were Carol Doering, IIDA, CID, LEED AP (Director of Healthcare Services, IA Interior Architects); Tama Duffy Day, FIIDA, FASID, LEED AP BD+C (Firm-wide Practice Area Leader of Health and Wellness, Gensler); and Linda M. Gabel, IIDA, AAHID (Facility Planner, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center).

Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health

To the judges, the success in the design of the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health’s was in the details—broadly masculine design elements that achieved a sense of calm and comfort.

“Tailored and textural, masculine yet soothing, it was beautifully designed,” said Doering. Gabel elaborated on the center’s reserved aesthetic, noting its wide male demographic appeal. “The character of the clinic is sophisticated, restrained and highly consistent throughout. Visual textures from menswear and newsprint, pops of color, and streamlined wood and metal details create an environment that appeals to a full age range of male clientele,” she said. 

Category winners of the 2014 Healthcare Interior Design Competition are as follows:

Ambulatory Care Centers

Outpatient Clinics: Legacy ER Allen, Allen, TX; by 5G Studio Collaborative, Dallas, TX

Medical Practice Suites: Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health, New York, NY; by Perkins + Will New York

Medical Office Building Public Space: U.S. Air Force Postgraduate Dental School & Clinic, Lackland AFB, TX; by Hoefer Wysocki Architecture, Leawood, KS

Honorable Mention: Mercy Health Wege Institute for Mind, Body and Spirit, Grand Rapids, MI; by Progressive AE, Grand Rapids, MI


Community/Academic/Teaching Hospitals: Mercy Health West Hospital, Cincinnati, OH; by AECOM, Minneapolis, MN

Women’s: Toronto Birth Centre, Toronto, ON; by LGA Architectural Partner, Toronto, ON

Honorable Mention: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; by SmithGroupJJR, San Francisco, CA

Senior Living & Residential Health, Care and Support

Community-based Service Facilities: SKCPH Kent Center, Kent, WA; by Buffalo Design, Seattle, WA

All winning projects will be published in the 2014 October issue of Healthcare Design Magazine. Visit the IIDA website for more images.

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