Chicago – October 3, 2016 – The CRTKL-designed Presence Center for Advanced Care has won first place in the Healthcare category of the 2016 American Society of Interior Designers Illinois Design Excellence Awards. The award ceremony was held Friday, Sept. 16 in Chicago.
“Presence Saint Joseph Hospital was dedicated to developing an exemplary design from the beginning,” said CallisonRTKL Vice President Margi Kaminski. “It was an honor to partner with them, and we are proud that this special project has received recognition.”
The ASID Design Excellence Awards strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives.
“The CallisonRTKL interior design team worked collaboratively with executive leadership to develop a healing environment that reflected the center’s unique setting adjacent to Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan,” said Roberta Luskin-Hawk, President and CEO of Presence Saint Joseph Hospital. “They created a soothing atmosphere in the cancer center, an energetic physical rehabilitation center and a reassuring environment in the outpatient surgical waiting room.”
The PCAC is a patient-focused, 380,000-SF ambulatory care center designed to provide the community with easy access to outpatient services and deliver coordinated care by consolidating services. As a one-stop destination center for health and wellness, the PCAC is defining a new sustainable model for delivering comfort and convenience in the heart of a vibrant Chicago neighborhood. In order to reduce stress and promote healing in patients, nature-inspired spaces such as bamboo materials and light finishes are incorporated in the interior design. The abundance of glass allows nature to be brought in throughout the interior from exterior views of Lake Michigan and Lincoln Park, and rooftop gardens improve the experience within. Conveniently located within a vibrant lakefront neighborhood, the PCAC has succeeded in making affordable healthcare more convenient and accessible to the surrounding community.
For more than five decades, Callison and RTKL have created some of the world’s most memorable and successful environments for developers, retailers, investors, institutions and public entities. In 2015, our two practices came together under the Arcadis umbrella, expanding our sphere of influence and the depth and breadth of our resources. Our team is comprised of more than 2,000 creative, innovative professionals throughout the world who are committed to advancing our clients’ businesses and enhancing quality of life. www.callisonrtkl.com.
The ASID Foundation advances the interior design profession by drawing upon its resource to promote meaningful collaboration and research, award scholarship and fund projects that broaden the value of interior design.