Perkins+Will’s interior design for Tisch Center for Men’s Health at New York University’s Langone Medical Center has been honored as the Best of Competition recipient in the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) 2014 Healthcare Interior Design Competition. The competition honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces. One of a series of outpatient centers of New York University’s Langone Medical Center in New York City, the Perkins + Will project also earned the Best of Category prize for Ambulatory Care Centers – Medical Practice Suites.
“This year’s submissions demonstrated a strong commitment to form following function that is essential in healthcare Interior Design,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP. “Each of the entries displayed an acute awareness of patient-centered design through the integration of spaces, use of light, and selection of textures to create environments that promote healing and wellness. Effective healthcare Interior Design has the power to positively affect a patient’s quality of care and patient experience.”
Judging the competition this year were: Carol Doering, IIDA, CID, LEED AP (Director of Healthcare Services, IA Interior Architects); Tama Duffy Day, FIIDA, FASID, LEED AP BD+C (Firmwide Practice Area Leader of Health and Wellness, Gensler); and Linda M. Gabel, IIDA, AAHID (Facility Planner, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center).
To the judges, the success in design of the Tisch Center for Men’s Health was in the details – broadly masculine design elements that achieved a sense of calm and comfort. “Tailored and textural. Masculine yet soothing. It was beautifully designed,” said Doering. Gabel elaborated on the center’s reserved aesthetic, noting its wide male demographic appeal. “The character of the clinic is sophisticated, restrained, and highly consistent throughout. Visual textures from menswear and newsprint, pops of color, and streamlined wood and metal details create an environment that appeals to a full age range of male clientele,” she said.
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