The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has named VOA Associates Inc., now Stantec Inc., as the Best of Competition winner of the 2016 Healthcare Interior Design Competition for the project Florida Hospital for Women, in Orlando, Fla. The competition recognizes and celebrates exceptional innovation and distinction in the design and furnishings of healthcare interiors.
“This design team rose to the challenge of creating a distinct place of healing, specifically for women,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP. “Inspired by the femininity of nature, the facility offers a place of comfort for patients and their families with the use of soft lines, soothing colors, and natural textiles.”
Submissions were evaluated by a distinguished jury panel, including: Michelle Clark, IIDA, RID, LEED AP, senior associate, Rees Associates Inc.; Suzen L. Heeley, IIDA, executive director, Design + Construction, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Lisa Herriott, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, interior designer, project manager, UW Medicine | Harborview Medical Center.
“The hospital was clearly designed for women and their unique healthcare needs,” Heeley said. “The soft, organic design components create an environment that embraces both patients and their families.”