Pediatric clinic garners design awards
A pediatric clinic designed by Marlon Blackwell Architects received a 2017 Healthcare Design Award from the American Institute of Architects’ Academy of Architecture for Health.
The firm’s design for the Harvey Pediatric Clinic in Rogers was among seven winning designs chosen from submissions by the best architecture firms across the United States. Awards were handed out recently at the American Institute of Architects/American College of Healthcare Architects Summer Leadership Summit in Chicago.
Blackwell holds the E. Fay Jones Chair in Architecture and is a distinguished professor in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. His firm is based in Fayetteville and he is an American Institute of Architects fellow.
The Harvey Pediatric Clinic has a cayenne panel — a custom color developed specifically for the project — that wraps the building’s south side of the second level; blue glass in the skylight; and a small niche that gives doctors space for research and reflection. A double-height flex space on the west end of the building holds a mezzanine with a wall of glass and is the hub for the administrative staff. A ground-floor break room looks onto a small porch and garden.
Other awards the Harvey Pediatric Clinic received include: a 2017 American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies; a 2017 Gulf States AIA Merit Award; a 2017 PLAN Award (health care category); was selected for the short list for the 2017 World Architecture Festival; and the design team will present the project in November at the festival in Berlin, Germany.
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