Interior Design

EwingCole Named 6th Annual Healthcare Interior Design Best of Competition Winner

EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms, is pleased to be named Best of Competition winner of the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) 2017 Healthcare Interior Design Competition. This competition honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces. EwingCole was recognized for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Brandywine Valley Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center.

“Designing unique and welcoming healthcare spaces can be a challenge, and EwingCole’s design team rose to the occasion by creating an innovative space for healing that feels intuitive, warm, and inspired while maintaining simplicity and elegance,” said IIDA executive vice president and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP.

The jury panel reviewing this year’s competition included Carol Doering, IIDA, AAHID, CID, LEED AP, healthcare lead, IA Interior Architects; Lisa Herriott, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, interior designer, project manager, UW Medicine | Harborview Medical Center; and Tiana Lemons, IIDA, NCIDQ, EDAC, healthcare studio leader, orcutt | winslow.

“The Brandywine Valley Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center feels inviting and playful, yet restrained, appealing to patients of all ages—a difficult balance to achieve in a healthcare setting,” said Herriott on behalf of the jury.

The Best of Competition winner was announced and all winners were celebrated during a special reception in the IDEA Studio at IIDA Headquarters in Chicago on November 6, 2017.

CRG and Clayco to Develop, Design and Build Pfizer R&D and Process Development Facility

CRG is providing turnkey build-to-suit services to complete the new BioPlace for Pfizer in Chesterfield, Missouri. CRG is collaborating with Clayco, the design-builder on the project, for this world-class office and laboratory space.  As one of the world’s premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, Pfizer has entrusted CRG and Clayco to deliver a facility that reflects its highest standards for excellence, quality, safety and value.

The dual-purpose structure will be comprised of 285,000 square feet of laboratory and office space. The design partnership of Forum Studio and Ewing Cole merged the expertise and talents of both firms where the unique combination of both research and development labs combined with office and meeting spaces creates one of the most progressive facilities in the pharma industry. The architecture, landscape design, engineering, interior and lab/process was also designed by Forum and EwingCole.

The new campus will be owned by Pfizer and will bring together more than 450 employees who currently work at multiple locations that the company leases in the St. Louis area. Pfizer expects to hire an additional 80 employees over the coming years to support research at the site. Construction is expected to be complete by mid-2019.

“Our team came together quickly; the great chemistry was easy to see and the results we’re achieving are proof that true integration within a develop-design-build project can outshine more traditional methods of delivery,” said Kirk Warden, Clayco executive vice president and partner. “The collaboration between developers, designers, builders, engineers and the many owner groups is leading to a state-of-the-art facility that will offer the St. Louis Pfizer family […]

Kitchen 21 – Set to Open May 21

 

Originally completed in 1924, the nautical themed Childs Restaurants is a New York City designated landmark on the Coney Island Boardwalk. The building has been restored to house Kitchen 21 – a new, five-in-one restaurant designed by EwingCole. Read More Here and Here.

 

EwingCole & Perkins Eastman Co-Publish New White Paper Examining The Benefits & Challenges Of Design Research

EwingCole and Perkins Eastman are pleased to announce the release of their new joint white paper “Where Are We Now?: Elevating Design Practice through Design Research,” co-authored by Emily Chmielewski, EDAC, Associate and Senior Design Researcher at Perkins Eastman, and Nicholas Watkins, Ph.D., Director of Research at EwingCole. The paper takes an in-depth look at the current state of the design research field, dissects the many challenges researchers face, and contemplates broad solutions for advancing the practice of design research for the overall betterment of the architectural design field.

In March 2016, the Perkins Eastman and EwingCole research teams, led by Chmielewski and Watkins, developed and instituted a comprehensive online survey of 29 questions, in partnership with the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). The survey was available online for three weeks and was completed by a mix of students, educators, designers, and design research professionals. The results of that survey were then presented at the 47th Annual EDRA Conference (EDRA47), in Raleigh, NC.

The survey’s questions focused on such topics as: Defining one’s role; the value and credibility of design research; research methods, knowledge sharing, and sustainability of design research in practice, among others. “Many of our respondents wear multiple hats,” says Chmielewski. “An educator will also participate in research practice, for example, and many others do not have one area of specialization. Most are conducting research in multiple sectors and on varied project types.”

At EDRA47, the teams engaged in conversation with various conference attendees about the many challenges related to conducting design research as well […]

Interior Architecture & Design, PLLC Joins EwingCole

Interior Architecture & Design, PLLC Joins EwingCole

Interior Architecture & Design (IDeA) is joining EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms. IDeA provides planning and interior architecture and interior design services to a select group of education, healthcare, institutional, workplace, and government clients. EwingCole and IDeA’s combined resources will provide research-based interior architecture design to deliver innovative, human-centered solutions to clients. “IDeA’s design team provides immediate leadership and interior architecture expertise to our new offices in Charlotte and Raleigh and the creative team provides a depth of resources for clients nationwide,” said Mark Hebden, EwingCole’s President. “We look forward to cultivating their research, which validates successful planning and design strategies, and introducing it to current and future clients.”

“EwingCole’s breadth of expertise and knowledge enhances our ability to lead our clients and support them with a wider range of services,” said Dawn Gum, IDeA’s Managing Partner. “Joining EwingCole provides the opportunity to apply our interior architecture research and design to larger projects across a broad-spectrum of building types.”

The combining of firms supports EwingCole’s goal to provide integrated design services to clients in the region, as well as allow further expansion into the southeastern United States. In addition, IDeA’s workplace research supports EwingCole’s mission to provide our clients, the community, and the environment evidence-based design excellence.

BBH Design Joins EwingCole

Combining National Expertise Across Markets To Deliver The Best Planning, Design, And Delivery To Clients

BBH Design is joining EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms. BBH Design is an innovative, research-informed architecture practice that provides planning, architecture, and design research services to the regions most respected education, healthcare, and science organizations. This strategic initiative leverages EwingCole’s national network and resources with BBH Design’s regional industry expertise to deliver an unparalleled experience to clients. “BBH Design’s team provides added leadership and expertise in many of the industries EwingCole serves,” said Mark Hebden, EwingCole’s President. “EwingCole and BBH Design share a strong focus on cultivating client relationships and being recognized as trusted advisors. We look forward to combining our resources, building on our current success, and expanding into new markets.”

“By joining EwingCole, a firm whose culture aligns with ours, we are able to draw on their talent to increase the services we provide our clients,” said BBH Design’s CoFounders and Managing Principals Rich Beale and Douglas Hall. “EwingCole’s broad areas of expertise will not only enhance our regional presence, but it will also expand the types of clients we serve.”

The combining of firms shapes the future of EwingCole by providing a platform to better serve existing clients in the region, allowing for further expansion into the southeastern United States. In addition, BBH Design’s research team has developed new visualization tools that examine the relationships between occupants and how they operate within their built environment. These tools can be utilized by current and future […]

EwingCole Named Winner of the 5th Annual Healthcare Interior Design Competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms, is pleased to announce that it has been named a winner of the International Interior Design Association’s 5th annual IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Competition. This competition honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces. EwingCole was recognized in the category of Community/Academic/Teaching Hospitals, for Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

“The winners of this year’s IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Competition created exceptionally designed environments that are positively impacting the well-being of the patients treated in these facilities as well as their families and those who work there. With more research showing the link between design and positive patient outcomes, these designers are making a tremendous impact on the healthcare industry,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP.

The jury panel reviewing this year’s competition included Michelle Clark, IIDA, RID, LEED AP (Senior Associate, Rees Associates Inc.); Suzen L. Heeley (Executive Director, Design + Construction, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center); and Lisa Herriott, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C (Interior Designer, Project Manager, UW Medicine | Harborview Medical Center).

Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies

Learn how local and regional economies can be drivers of inclusive growth. Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and cosponsors to explore leading-edge strategies and dialogue with top experts on ways to transform our economies by connecting people, place, and capital. Register for Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies, September 21–23, 2016 at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.

EwingCole Wins Five Illumination Awards of Merit

EwingCole is pleased to announce that five projects received national awards of merit from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA). The projects are:

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS, San Francisco, CA
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Harrison, NY
SUNY Upstate Cancer Center, Syracuse, NY
Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History, West Wing Renewal, Washington, DC

“As designers, we use light to enhance the architectural story,” said Angela Matchica, LC, PE, LEED AP, EwingCole’s director of lighting design. ”Lighting is an integral component of design with the ability to transform the static into kinetic.”

The Illuminating Engineering Society creates the premier lighting community dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to its members, allied professional organizations, and the public. Its more than 8,000 members are manufacturers, lighting designers, architects, contractors, educators, and those working in affiliated fields, all dedicated to improving the lighted environment.

EwingCole Wins First Place Interior Design Award

EwingCole received a 2016 First Place Interior Design Award in the healthcare category, given by the American Society of Interior Design, Pennsylvania East Chapter for its design of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center located in King of Prussia, Pa. This prestigious competition recognizes excellence in commercial and residential interior design.

Designed to create an environment that children and teenagers can find to be fresh and interesting, the 135,000 square foot Center demonstrates CHOP’s leadership in providing high quality, convenient care closer to patients’ homes. The light and colors, visually and emotionally stimulating and accessible to all ages and cultures, create an uplifting environment supportive of the healing process.

The award was presented in Philadelphia on April 8 at the Interior Design Awards gala at Union Trust.  Saul Jabbawy and Colleen Harrington, EwingCole’s director of design and director of healthcare interior design respectively, were on hand to receive the award.