“Can you believe this is a hospital? Look, it’s gorgeous!” – Juror comment

Philadelphia, PA (December 2012) –  EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms, is pleased to announce that the firm’s design for Bayhealth Medical Center’s Phase II Pavilion has been recognized by Interior Design as Best of Year 2012 in the Health Care: Large category.

The work was honored on November 29, 2012, when over 800 designers and manufacturers gathered in New York City to celebrate the best projects and products of the year.

For this 7th annual event, Best of Year Project Design honorees were selected by Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen and a jury of design leaders from four finalists in each of 45 categories, chosen from over 550 total submissions.

Present to receive the awards were Designer Saul Jabbawy, Architect Mary Frazier, Interior Designer Rebecca Ofsharick, and Structural Engineer Oscar Gomes.

Completed in March 2012, the $140 million, 391,000 sf project is designed as a base for a future seven-story patient tower. Connections to existing facilities resolve a campus strategy for the separation of operationally efficient service circulation from the clear wayfinding for public and patient flow. The program includes state-of-the-art emergency and trauma departments with a helipad. An integrated cancer center located just off the new entrance lobby houses radiation oncology, medical oncology and infusion, a central sterile department, compounding pharmacy and a conference and training center. The project had previously been awarded the “Best Interior Design 2012 Award” by the International Interior Design Association, PA, NJ & DE Chapter and Merit Awards from both AIA and ENR Mid-Atlantic.

EwingCole’s design for the Hughes Cancer Center at Pocono Medical Center was a finalist in the Health Care: Small category.

 About EwingCole

In practice for over 50 years, EwingCole is an architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning firm of more than 320 professionals. EwingCole is a leader in the design of academic, cultural, government, healthcare, science and technology, sports and entertainment and workplace facilities. Based in Philadelphia, the firm has offices in Irvine, California, New York, New York and Washington, DC. Visit www.ewingcole.com.


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