Award of Merit: Hackensack University Medical Center Emergency Trauma Dept

We are humbled to have been awarded the ENR (Engineering News-Record) New York Award of Merit for our work at Hackensack University Medical Center Emergency Trauma Department. 

Every year, ENR New York assembles an independent group of judges to review, score and determine final winners from the states of New Jersey and New York. They review each entry on their own, scoring them on various criteria, and then meet to discuss which projects impressed them the most. Judges may select honorees for both Best Project and Award of Merit.

Our team will be looking forward to accepting this award in October.

The Art of Visualization

 

From pencil sketches and watercolors to modern computer based renderings, architectural visualization has proven to be the keystone to client project comprehension. The ability to take two dimensional line work drawings and bring them into our three dimensional world creates a link between what is in the architects mind's eye and what the built project will look and feel like.

Architectural visualization seeks to strike a balance between the often criticized utopian ideal of a project and the realities of its surroundings by creating a series of image which tell the story of the space to clients and future users. This can be especially important in healthcare design where much of the functionality of the space takes place in the three dimensional plane. Where plans and elevations show the layout of a room in relation to the whole through a series of drawings, a rendering can show how the space feels in a single, easily comprehensible image. 

The following are renderings and photographs of some of our recent projects:

Emergency Department at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital


Emergency Department at HackensackUMC Pascack Valley Hospital


Linear Accelerator at Chilton Hospital


Nursing Station at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital


Infusion Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering - Basking Ridge Hospital


Entry Lobby at Memorial Sloan Kettering - Basking Ridge Hospital

Brooklyn Hospital Think Tank

Earlier this year, our Principle, Michael had the opportunity to work alongside noted healthcare design industry leaders around the New York City area to spend three days in Brooklyn thinking about what an idealized future of healthcare could be.

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Participants included:

Rosalyn Cama, president and principal interior designer

CAMA Matthew A. Finn, president and director of applied research, Cognitive Design

Carolyn Glaser, vice president for strategy and operations, The Center for Health Design

Robin Guenther, principal, Perkins+Will and senior advisor, Health Care Without Harm

Debra Levin, president and CEO, The Center for Health Design

Don Orndoff, senior vice president, National Facilities Services at Kaiser Permanente

Tanya Paz, senior designer, CAMA

Michael Pomarico, principal-in-charge, Pomarico Design Studio Architecture

Barry S. Rabner, president and CEO, Princeton HealthCare System

David Ruthven, creative lead, Philips Design