02/27/2003

Conjunction Junction, What’s Your Function?

BI Design Awards 2003

 
Behind the Scenes
Winner in Educational Interiors: Loretto-Hilton Center Addition for Webster University, St. Louis
Tax Breaks
Winner in Office Interiors: Ernst & Young Shared Services, Indianapolis, IN, submitted by Griswold, Heckel, & Kelly
A Family Vision
Winner in Healthcare Interiors: Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace at Western Wake Medical Center, Cary, NC
Historic Hospitality
Winner in Hospitality/Retail Interiors: Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade, Cleveland
Design Identity
Winner in Office Interiors: MulvannyG2 Architecture Headquarters, Bellevue, WA

Somewhere between the lamp shades and plastic storage bins at my local shopping center, I came across the complete collection of Schoolhouse Rock on DVD, those delightful song-filled educational animations that ran between Saturday morning cartoons during the ’70s and ’80s. I instantly bought it and rushed home.

Flooded with happy childhood memories, I realized the reason I connected with the cartoons so strongly was because the overall design was well-crafted and truly inspired. This month’s issue is dedicated to our annual award winners. Looking over the winners, I am struck by how each project, though unique, shares the aspect of inspirational design:

  • The Victorian-era Arcade in Cleveland, which had fallen into disrepair over the years, has been transcended to its former splendor with a blend of contemporary interiors and Old World charm.
  • Offering a healing calm, the soothing Cary, NC-based Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace features garden therapy and a quiet palette.
  • The Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, was carefully redesigned to suit the myriad of needs of its theatrical performers.
  • Off-the-shelf materials meet innovative design at the MulvannyG2 Architecture Headquarters in Bellevue, WA, which features a graceful staircase and is a model of collaboration.
  • And Indianapolis’ Ernst & Young Shared Services supports the employees’ hectic schedules with a whimsical mixture of work and play.

Each winner’s interior design embodies the message of BI: commercial interiors that support the company’s mission and the needs of its end-users.


Speaking of work and play, after all these years I can still hum the Preamble and believe that three is a magic number – proving that good design can teach lasting lessons. Hopefully, these facilities will strike a powerful chord with you readers and inspire more examples of responsive design.

– Regina Raiford Babcock, Senior Editor (regina.raifordbabcock@buildings.com)

 


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Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

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