Posted March 28, 2013
The patient-centered facility we recently developed for United Health Services in Vestal, NY, has won a design award from Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI). Congratulations to our local project partners Chianis + Anderson Architects (Binghamton, NY) and Genbrook Millwork (Greene, NY) who are featured in the AWI article.
Below is an excerpt from the article:
“The leadership of our locally-owned, not-for-profit health care system had conceived of a building that would be our most ambitious medical facility project in decades and the largest and most comprehensive outpatient center in our region,” says Karen McElwee of United Health Services. “We believed that the ample use of real wood throughout the building would help us reach that goal, creating a physical atmosphere of warmth, comfort and reassurance for our patients and contributing to both the healing process and greater patient satisfaction.”
“By far the greatest challenge was the incorporation of wood into the grand lobby of the three-story building, considering the size and scope of the space and the need to juxtapose all architectural elements in a pleasing and cohesive way,” adds McElwee. “This was accomplished so that the entrance, lobby area and atrium are dramatic and inviting.”
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