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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.

EwingCole Hires Regional Director

Timothy (Tim) F. Winstead, AIA, LEED AP, has joined the firm as the regional director in Raleigh, North Carolina. Winstead will support EwingCole’s presence in North Carolina and nationally.  His expertise in both the science & technology and academic markets aligns with key practices fueling the firm’s overall growth.

“We are delighted to add someone of Tim’s caliber to the firm,” said Jared Loos, Chief Executive Officer. “I am confident that his strategic ability will enhance our design practice and maximize market revenue while maintaining client partnerships and developing new business opportunities throughout the area.”

With over 30 years of professional experience, Tim previously worked for the Hillier Group in Princeton, NJ, the Freelon Group in Durham, NC and was most recently a principal at Hanbury in Raleigh.  His previous clients include DuPont Pharmaceutical Company, Duke University, Johnson & Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Merck, North Carolina State University, Novartis, University of North Carolina, and Yale University.

Tim graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor of architecture and environmental design. He is an active member in the American Institute of Architects and a LEED accredited professional.

 

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 […]

Christy Rogers Elected New Vice President of IES Philadelphia

Christy Rogers was elected the new Vice President of the Philadelphia section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). She will begin her year-long tenure in September.

Angela Matchica Presents at 2017 AIC Conference

Angela Matchica presented at the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) 2017 National Conference in Chicago on May 28th and 29th. The title of the session was Reading Drawings: Skills for Preservation Professionals Involved in Building Projects. This 2-day workshop brought together architects and engineers experienced in working with conservators to teach skills involved with understanding architectural, mechanical, electrical, and exhibition design drawings. Without formalized training in reading drawings, conservators and allied collection professionals may be missing crucial details that will affect their work and preservation of their collections. This course enabled the preservation professional to be better advocates for the collections and the staff that work with them in producing sustainable and effective preservation spaces. It improved preservation professionals’ abilities as project team members, providing benefits for institution and collection preservation alike.

EwingCole Receives Nine 2017 Lighting Awards

EwingCole Lighting is proud to receive 9 lighting awards in the 2017 Philadelphia Philament awards (IES). Join us in congratulating the following projects, clients, and design teams:
2017  Section Awards
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Pediatric Emergency Department
Hershey PA

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Ambulatory Cancer Center
Commack, NY

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Critical Care Tower
Philadelphia, PA

Alcon Laboratories
Eye Training and Education Center
Fort Worth, TX

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Pavilion for Advanced Care at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA
2017 Awards of Merit
Northwell Health
Imbert Cancer Center
Bay Shore, NY

Bucknell University
Health and Wellness Center
Lewisburg, PA

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Ambulatory Care Center
Brandywine Valley, PA

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Center for the Urban Child
Philadelphia, PA

 

 

 

 

 

Angela Matchica and Christy Rogers Participate as Judges

Angela Matchica recently participated as a judge for the final round of the 2017 IES Illumination Awards while Christy Rogers participated as a judge and presenter for the 2017 Innovation Awards at Lightfair!

 

 

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 Adds Director of Operations to Irvine Office

EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms, announced that Joseph Castner, AIA, RIBA, LEED AP has joined the firm as the Irvine Director of Operations. Castner will play a key role in team coordination, staff development, and financial performance for the Irvine office.

“We are delighted to add Joe to the leadership team,” said Michael Lehman, managing principal of EwingCole’s west coast healthcare practice. “He is well-versed in the culture of a multi-disciplinary firm and his ability to provide leadership at the operational level will offer added value for our clients.”

With over 30 years of professional experience, Joe previously worked for SOM in Chicago, New York, and London and was most recently a principal and managing director at Jacobs/KlingStubbins’ in Washington, DC.  His previous clients include Boston Properties, Lockheed Martin, Skanska Development, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Broadgate Estates in London.

Joe graduated from Columbia University in 1985 with a master of science in architecture.  He is an active member in the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects.  Joe resides in Laguna Beach with his wife, Suzanne.

EwingCole Designs Renovations to The Pavilion at Villanova University

 

 

 

 

 

EwingCole has designed a $60,000,000 renovation to The Pavilion, home of the 2016 NCAA men’s basketball champion Villanova Wildcats. EwingCole’s renderings of the new facility were revealed on March 8, at a ceremony held in conjunction with the Big East Basketball Tournament in New York City. The renovated Pavilion is expected to begin in June 2017 and be completed for the start of the 2018-19 basketball season.

“It was important to Villanova that we celebrate the uniqueness of The Pavilion while creating an unmatched Division I basketball experience for the players and the fans,” said Bill McCullough, AIA, principal of EwingCole’s sports practice. “We worked closely with administrators, coaches, staff, and alumni to create a project that reimagines the arena into a world-class, basketball-centric facility all about fan experience.”

Upgrades to the two-story, 6,500-seat structure include a relocated main entrance, a completed concourse, and increased quality of premium offerings, seating, and amenities.  These modernizations will not only support Villanova’s men’s and women’s basketball programs but other University-wide events and programs.

According to McCullough, Villanova targeted several specific items for improvement. “Ultimately our goal was to significantly enhance fan experience, player and performer experience, and operational efficiency within the Pavilion.”

The design of The Pavilion includes relocating the main entrance. This new entry sequence, at the southwest corner of the building, will allow the majority of patrons to enter the building closer to where they arrive and take advantage of the large area south of the main arena.

“A great experience begins as soon as the fan has left their […]