Best of Year 2009 Winner: NBBJ
Best of Year -- Interior Design, 12/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
Best of Year Winner, Healthcare: NBBJ: The Cleveland Clinic Miller Family Pavilion, Cleveland, OH
After a decade of explosive growth, with 3.2 million patients now treated annually, the Cleveland Clinic enlisted NBBJ to oversee a 1.3 million-square-foot expansion. Partner Doug Parris began with the heart-care center, ranked number one in the U.S.: He designed the crescent-shape Miller Family Pavilion to consolidate facilities that had previously been spread across the campus. In front of the 1 million-square-foot building's sweeping glass facade, Parris and Peter Walker and Partners placed reflecting pools and poplar trees; directly inside is a double-height lobby with a terrazzo floor. In the meantime, Parris had broken ground for an L-shape, 330,000-square-foot structure directly behind, connected by a four-story great hall: The Glickman Tower now houses urology and kidney departments. In both buildings, minimizing visual clutter created a calming environment. For uplift, there's artwork including pieces by Sarah Morris and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle.
JEFF SLANE; LISA BAKER; EDWIN BELTRAN; TOM YOAKUM; JASON RICHARDSON; TIM BREWSTER JONES; DENNIS BRANDON; BILL WAGNER; GENE KOONE; MATHEW GRANT; SARAH BOWIE; DON KRUCKEBERG; IVAN AMY; TOM FOX; ALEX NG; WEI HU; MITZI D'AMICO; JIM NEWBY; MARK CURTNER; PHIL BEGLEY; PEGGY REED; ANGELA GARNER; JOHN WOODS; HENRY CHAO; FRIEDL BOHM: PROJECT TEAMS.
Best of Year Merit Awards, Healthcare
J. Mayer H. Architects: Zentrum für Zahnmedizin Brauner-Wegner-Priehn, Hamburg, Germany
Sculpted walls and ceiling panels of painted MDF designate task areas at this dental facility.
NBBJ: Seattle Childrens Research Institute, Seattle, WA
An imposing lobby with pendant lanterns by George Nelson gives way to the casual mood of offices and conference areas.
ZGF Architects LLP: St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor, WA
Referencing the local maritime history and natural landscape, round HVAC vents emulate portholes, and acrylic panels sandwich natural grasses.