Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2015

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18 Medical Construction & Design | J U LY/AUGUST 2015 | MCDM AG.COM news, awards, etc. Industry An Orlando Regional Medical Center expansion recently received an Award of Honor from the AIA Orlando Chapter, and Tradition Medical Center received an Award of Merit. The design competition highlights the area's best architects, design- ers and allied professionals. Entries are judged by an independent expert jury panel composed of academics and professionals from the fi elds of architecture and design. The recently completed Orlando Re- gional Medical Center expansion, which includes the ORMC North Tower, is a com- prehensive reimagining of Orlando Health's core campus in downtown Orlando, Florida. The design team sought to create a campus representative of the commu- nity's culture while articulating the center's future vision. At the core of every design decision, the team sought to enhance the human experience by creating a healing en- vironment with a calm and nurturing ambi- ence. The project includes a new hospital entry and lobby, a 10-story patient tower and an expanded emergency department. Tradition Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida, is a distinctive 90-bed satellite hospital. The building is sited to maximize views to nature, especially from patient rooms and public spaces like the lobby and dining area. Eastern and west- ern exposures are minimized to promote energy savings. The hospital features articulated fenestration and detailing, as well as a stair tower to facilitate wayfi nding and accentuate the main hospital entrance. AIA Design Awards Announced Orlando Regional Medical Center Research and Development Institute FPInnovations and Sally Augustin, principal of Design With Science, have released a new report that shows a link between the use of wood in the built environment and positive health outcomes for building occupants. Titled, "Wood as a Restorative Ma- terial in Healthcare Environments," the report reviews research on the human response to natural elements in the built environment, ranging from nature views and natural light to ma- terials inside the building. While the study of wood and health is relatively new in the fi eld of environmental psy- chology, a clear relationship between the presence of other natural elements has been established in built environ- ments. The report is available for free download at Report Details Restorative Benefits of Wood in Healthcare Environments Tradition Medical Center ORMC NORTH TOWER PROJECT : 245-BED, 10 STORIES, 345,000 SQUARE FEET > ARCHITECT: HKS GENERAL CONTRACTOR: BRASFIELD & GORRIE TRADITION MEDICAL CENTER PROJECT : 201,184-SQUARE-FOOT, 90 PRIVATE BEDS, ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL > ARCHITECT: HKS > CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: BALFOUR BEATTY CONSTRUCTION > INTERIOR DESIGN: INDESIGN STUDIO > PROJECT MANAGER: CBRE HEALTHCARE, LEGACY KLMK GROUP, INC. Tradition: Steven Martine Photography; Orlando: Ben Tanner Photography

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