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Stantec-designed Florida hospital wins IIDA 2016 Healthcare Interior Design Competition for Best Women’s Hospital


Florida Hospital is selected as winner under the Hospitals – Women’s Category from The International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) 5th Annual 2016 Healthcare Interior Design Competition. This competition honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces.

The IIDA selected the Florida Hospital for Women because it demonstrates excellence as it relates to suitability of design to the project challenges, originality of the design solutions, and the creative curation and successful integration of interior finishes and furnishings.

Florida Hospital for Women, a 148,900 sf facility, from a design standpoint faced the challenge of being a highly-specialized healthcare facility within a larger, well established campus. The design team was tasked with creating a facility that stood out as unique, hospitality-inspired, and patient-centered. Healthcare spaces that are designed functionally for medical treatment often overlook the patient experience and inadvertently cause stress and affect the healing process, which is why a well-designed space is so crucial.

Stantec’s design achieved a balance between a modern healthcare facility with sophisticated amenities and creating an environment that promotes healing. Designers took the patient’s point of view and incorporated nature-inspired elements throughout the hospital to promote healing and a spiritual connection. The design emphasizes calm, bright, and open environments. In the tower’s 12 floors and 336 licensed beds, women will receive care through all stages of their lives. When completed, this hospital at the heart of a large health village campus will house units for Obstetrics, Surgery, Neonatal ICU, Oncology and Cardiology. “Florida Hospital for Women has received an overwhelming response from our patients, guests and employees as a space that serves as a calming and serene environment. The smallest details in the design have been so impactful in providing a space that caters to the needs of our patients and families and provides a unique experience in a health care environment,” said Heather Fox, Director, Women’s & Oncology, Florida Hospital.

The project also received the “Built Award of Honor” from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Orlando Chapter and a “Merit Award of Excellence for New Work” acknowledgement from the AIA Florida Chapter in May 2016. Jonathan Douglas, AIA, managing principal of the Florida Hospital project said, “This project was an excellent opportunity for our team to showcase the firm’s healthcare and hospitality interior design expertise and create a truly distinctive hospital for women.”

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