HEALTHCARE HONORABLE MENTION
Firm: Lauren Sanchez Design Ltd.
Project Name: MUSC Health East
This 75,000-square foot, new construction outpatient medical office building brings together a variety of different medical services, currently scattered throughout the Charleston area, with the idea that patients can be better served by consolidating these practices under one roof.
The design team was challenged with creating a world-class facility that improves the patient experience while also creating a functional and inviting environment for doctors, nurses, technicians and staff. With hotel-style concierge treatment, specially-commissioned artwork, and a “wow” impact upon entry, this building is designed with the patient and healing in mind.
Recognizing the therapeutic nature of art, this client challenged us with making art an integral part of the design. Running through the facility is an art-based narrative of life-giving rivers, flowing into botanical paper sculptures, woven into functional sweetgrass baskets, all celebrating and telling a story of our local landscape and heritage and offering patients an escape from their health concerns.
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