2019 IIDA PRIDE Awards Honor Design Excellence in the Southwest

April 26, 2019

The International Interior Design Association Southwest Chapter Celebrated the 2019 PRIDE Awards in Phoenix, Arizona on April 25, 2019. The PRIDE Awards encourage new, innovative solutions for interior spaces and D/P/S is proud to have contributed to three award-winning projects. 

Design Excellence in Healthcare | Best in Show | Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center

To serve an increasing health plan membership, a new medical center was opened in Santa Fe, NM. The 36-bed acute care facility addresses the inpatient needs through the use of state-of-the-art medical technology while also providing ease of access to specialty outpatient clinics. The medical center is committed to reducing patients’ stays, while enhancing the patient experience through the guidance of evidence-based design and patient-centered care strategies. 

The main goal of the project was to create an environment that celebrates the unique cultural aspects of Santa Fe. Extensive research into the history of the community informed the design process, incorporating elements of New Mexico vernacular architecture. Strategic use of bright color, wood ceilings, fireplaces, stone floors, and the inclusion of locally produced art in the public spaces sets the tone of a warm and supporting environment, intended to support the patient experience.

Challenges for this project included designing a facility that eliminates hospital acquired infections, minimizes patient falls, offers a calm, healing environment for patients and family members, while supporting staff with LEAN practices to minimize fatigue and response times to patient requests.

Owner: Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Architect: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
General Contractor: Jaynes Corporation
Civil Engineer: Bohannan Houston
Structural Engineer: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Landscape Architecture: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
MEP Engineer: Bridgers and Paxton
Furniture Dealer: Goodmans Interior Structures and Contract Associates

Award of Merit | Higher Education | Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

Located adjacent to a major university, this facility provides a much needed medical school for a previously underserved region. the 90,000sf, three-story education building includes a large lobby, admissions, library, simulation spaces, lecture halls, group study rooms, and a number of student lounge and support spaces. Warm, inviting interiors with ample daylight and views, along with artwork from artists across the nation, provide a hospitable atmosphere that helps students feel at home.

A central goal in the design was to create collision zones to promote student interaction. This led to the incorporation of a variety of indoor spaces, outdoor seating, and amenity spaces, as well as social and educational environments for working alone or in groups. Another key goal was to eliminate the typical separation of faculty from students. A separate faculty lounge was eliminated from the program and a combined student/faculty lounge space adjacent to faculty offices was incorporated.

The primary challenge on this project was to build on schedule while many of the key programming decisions were still in flux. The academic program, accreditation, student recruitment, and facility were all being developed concurrently to create a medical school of the future routed in evidence-based design for adult learning. Second, as a privately funded project, the design had to blend amenities of an academic building with the aesthetics of a hotel and the economy of a commercial office.

Owner: Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
Architect: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
General Contractor: Engineered Structures Inc. 
Civil Engineer: Keller Associates Inc.
MEP Engineer: Musgrove Engineering PA
Furniture Dealer: GL Seaman & Company

Award of Merit | Government | Hobbs Center of Recreational Excellence (CORE)

This project was a collaborative effort between five public entities to expand the identity of the County as an economically vibrant, business-friendly, and desirable community in which to work and raise a family. The innovative design of this 160,000sf multigenerational center creates an interactive and functional facility that consists of leisure and competition aquatics, indoor soccer, multi-activity courts, fitness center, multi-level jogging track, multi-story play structure, and more. 

With a complex design, many building elements, systems, and goals were interwoven. Curating a cohesive design and user experience that resonated with the community was a unique and exciting challenge. Another unique challenge was the complexity of decision-making. Monthly meetings with all client parties were followed by meetings with key staff and stakeholders. This strategy expedited decisions, streamlined communication, and delivered a successful project that the community is thrilled with.

Owner: City of Hobbs
Architect of Record: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
Design Architect: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
General Contractor: Haydon Building Corp.
Structural Engineering: JVA Consulting Engineering
Civil Engineering: Pettigrew & Associates 
Mechanical and Plumbing Engineering: The Ballard Group
Electrical Engineering: Reese Engineering
Landscape Architecture: Norris Design
Aquatic Design: Water Technology Inc.
Play Structure Design: Soft Play, LLC
Furniture Dealer: Business Environments

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