Bridgepoint Wins AIA National Award, Featured in Fast Company

(July 27, 2015) - Bridgepoint Active Healthcare is one of several projects featured in a Fast Company article, "5 Gorgeous Hospitals That Show How Good Design Can Improve Patients' Lives." The article highlights five winners of 2015 AIA National Healthcare Design Awards that are challenging traditional hospital design to offer a more comforting experience for patients.

The sole AIA National Healthcare Design Award winner in the Built Project Over $25 Million category, Bridgepoint was praised in the article for it's panoramic views from every patient room; its open terraces; and its labyrinth-inspired courtyard for meditation.

The Award Jury's comments state, "This building optimizes its expansive views and an abundance of natural light to create an uplifting and restorative environment for patients and staff. The plan is clearly laid out, with strategically placed lounges and common spaces.  The exterior is well articulated with projecting fenestration which also serves to break down the scale of the building. The roof top public garden and seating area is a great amenity for patients and staff which completes the facility's strong connection to its natural setting. By renovating the site's former jail into administrative offices, the design connects the facility to the history of the site and enriches the entire complex." 

Due to the complexity of the project, two teams of architects worked on its design and delivery. Stantec Architecture / KPMB Architects were the Planning, Design and Compliance Architects; and HDR Architecture / Diamond Schmitt Architects were the Design, Build, Finance and Maintain Architects.

Other projects featured in the Fast Company article include Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center by Mahlum; Fifth Xiangya Hospital by Payette; the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Robley Rex VA Replacement Medical Center and VBO Office Building by URS and SmithGroup (JV); and Studio Dental Mobile Unit by Montalba Architects, Inc.