2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Healthcare

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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Healthcare


2019 Best of Design Award for Healthcare: University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute
Designer: Perkins and Will
Location: Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati Gard- ner Neuroscience Institute is a leading treatment, research, and teaching center for complex neurological conditions. Each component of this patient-centered facility was developed with user input. Shaped through input from Perkins and Will’s Human Experience Lab, the design responds to patients’ specific needs at every step of their journeys. The facade is wrapped in a tensile mesh that reduces glare for patients while improving energy performance and giving the building a distinctive look. Patient comfort is prioritized with the protective facade, wheelchair-friendly sliding doors, and flexible seating for staff, patients, and family members. Simplified circulation and plentiful daylight assist wayfinding, while a comfortably scaled lobby creates a calming entry experience.

General Contractor: Messer Construction
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Heapy Engineering
Civil Engineer: The Kleingers Group
Structural Engineer: Shell + Meyer Associates
Construction Manager: Hplex Solutions

Honorable Mentions

Project Name: Duke University Student Wellness Center
Designer: Duda|Paine Architects

Image of glass building facade
Healthcare: Duke University Student Wellness Center (Robert Benson Photography)

Project Name: MSK Nassau
Designer: EwingCole

Exterior of building with timber and stone panels
Healthcare: Honorable Mention: MSK Nassau (Courtesy EwingCole)

Editors’ Picks 

Project Name: Samson Pavilion, CWRU and Cleveland Clinic
Designer: Foster + Partners

Project Name: Tia Clinic
Designer: Rockwell Group