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EwingCole’s Andy Jarvis, Saul Jabbawy, & Mary Frazier Discuss the Evolution of Designing Lean Facilities with Health Facilities Management

Andy Jarvis, EwingCole’s Healthcare practice leader, discusses the evolution of lean design along with Saul Jabbawy and Mary Frazier.

Today’s freestanding ambulatory care facilities range from storefront clinics to specialty care centers. “Health systems are building more sophisticated buildings offsite. They’re not just doctors’ offices,” says Andy Jarvis, AIA, LEED AP, principal and health care design practice leader at EwingCole, Philadelphia. “The idea, of course, strategically, is to take more and more complex care away from the acute care hospital.” This allows the hospital to focus on the most advanced cases.

Check out more in April’s cover story of Health Facilities Management!

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.

EwingCole Project Nominated for Architizer 2016 A+ Awards

The EwingCole designed CHOP Ambulatory Care Center has been selected as a Finalist in the Architizer A+ Awards, an annual competition celebrating the year’s best architecture and products, for the Plus Categories | Concepts: Architecture +Branding category. As a Finalist, our work is amongst a handful in the world for that category, and is competing for the two most sought-after awards: The Architizer A+ Jury Award and the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award. Each category of the Architizer A+ Awards is open to public voting to determine the People’s Choice Award. Public voting closes on April 1 and winners will be announced April 12.

Vote for this project here!

 

EwingCole Design of St. Christopher’s Center for the Urban Child Featured in Interior Design and Health Facilities Management Magazines

EwingCole is pleased that The Center for the Urban Child was named Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year. This 30,000 square foot Center is the newest addition to Tenet Healthcare Corporation, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and offers an innovative approach to pediatric healthcare. This project is also the featured in the March issue of Health Facilities Management.

 

Healthcare Design Editorial & Fashion Institute of Technology Interior Design Advisory Board Alert

 

EwingCole announces that Mary Frazier, AIA, LEED AP, has been elected to the Healthcare Design Editorial Advisory Board and the Fashion Institute of Technology Interior Design Advisory Board.  Mary is an architect with 20 years’ experience in the planning and design of healthcare facilities. Her most recent projects include the design of new, award-winning facilities for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cooper University Health Care, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  Her focus on patient-centered care has influenced the development of several major facilities. She has authored articles and presented topics relating to the impact of healthcare design on patient care.  A talented designer, her projects have won Best of Year awards from Interior Design magazine and the American Institute of Architects.

EwingCole Designed Mathias Laboratory Receives President’s GreenGov Award

Today, the White House announced that the EwingCole designed Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory is the recipient of a GreenGov Presidential Award.

Selected as one of eight award recipients, the Mathias Laboratory received the “Building the Future” Award. A LEED platinum facility, the Smithsonian Institution’s Mathias Laboratory was conceived and built with a critical focus on environmental leadership and designed to adapt to anticipated changes in scientific research due to rapidly occurring advances in instrumentation, chemistry methods, and telecommunications. The Mathias Laboratory now emits 37 percent less carbon dioxide without compromising the well-being of its inhabitants or agency mission.

The GreenGov Presidential Awards celebrate extraordinary achievement in the pursuit of President Obama’s Federal Sustainability goals. They honor Federal civilian and military personnel, agency teams, agency projects, facilities, and programs that exemplify President Obama’s charge to lead by example.

US Army Opens EwingCole Designed Brian D. Allgood Ambulatory Clinic

The United States Army opened the Brian D. Allgood Ambulatory Clinic at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Designed by EwingCole, the new clinic is open to the West Point community and offers the Military and their beneficiaries’ easier access to high quality, patient-centered care.

The 51,000-square-foot Allgood Clinic is a seamless addition to the Keller Army Community Hospital. It contains optometry, ophthalmology, physical therapy, and orthopedics clinics, as well as TRICARE administrative space. In keeping with the Defense Health Agency’s vision, the design accommodates the ‘Patient Centered Medical Home’ care model.

“The planning and design allows the clinic to quickly respond to changes in patient demands and physician services without the need for costly renovations.” said John Capelli, AIA, project principal. “This provides unmatched adaptability for the Army.”

EwingCole designed the $31 million Allgood Clinic with a particular focus on patient well-being. Patients will now have access to medical care in an aesthetic environment comparable to private sector facilities, including a modern entrance, lobby, and a clear circulation path that allows access to daylight and views of the historic USMA campus.

“EwingCole’s design strategy was to create domestically-scaled interiors that evoke a connection with nature by using materials such as wood and stone, whose variations in color and texture warm the space,” said EwingCole designer Saul Jabbawy.

Designed to achieve LEED certification, the Clinic’s overall energy model demonstrates 19% less building energy cost than comparable facilities and includes a 20% reduction in water use, an EPA Energy Star-rated step-down transformer, and a roof-top photovoltaic cell array for […]

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Efficient Emergency Department Designs

EwingCole’s Mary Frazier discusses emergency department design in
September’s Health Facilities Management cover story.

 

EwingCole Project Receives AIA Award

 

The Smithonsian’s Mathias Lab “seems like a fun place to work”

PHILADELPHIA (Oct 2015) – EwingCole is pleased to announce that the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory is the recipient of an Honor Award, given by the American Institute of Architects Maryland Chapter.

The awards were announced at a ceremony at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville, MD. Selected from a field of 129 professional entries, the Mathias Laboratory project was one of twelve entries to receive an Honor Award.  EwingCole’s project designer, Andrew Donaldson-Evans and Cultural practice leader Jeff Hirsch were on hand to receive the award.

Mathias Laboratory at SERC is a LEED Platinum facility that significantly expands SERC’s research and education mission to explore and understand the impact of human behavior on natural ecosystems.  SERC’s design directive was challenging: underpin world-class environmental science and expand critical educational outreach with up-to-date facilities that demonstrate leading practices in energy conservation, sustainable design, and ecological sensitivity.

The mission of the Maryland AIA awards program is to recognize outstanding architectural achievements. The Chapter was formed in 1965.