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Hospital or Hotel? Healthcare Becoming More Hospitality Focused

Healthcare design is increasingly focused on creating a comfortable and hospitality-like environment for patients – or “guests” as some hospitals may say – keep patients and guests at ease during their stay. A recent New York Times article discusses how hospitals are being transformed and some people may not even be able to tell a hospital and hotel apart.

Similar to the article’s quiz, take a look at some hotels and hospitals featuring Shaw Contract Group flooring and see if you can tell the difference – hotel or hospital? Answers below.

Also, try the quiz from the New York Times to see if you can tell the difference!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A: Hospital – Bellevue Medical Center (Bellevue, NE)
B: Hotel – Shore Hotel (Santa Monica, CA)
C: Hospital – Pocono Medical Center (East Stroudsburg, PA)
D: Hospital – The Overlook at C.C. Young (Dallas, TX)
E: Hotel – Doubletree Suites by Hilton (Huntsville, AL)
F: Hotel – Westin Phoenix Downtown (Phoenix, AZ)
G: Hospital – Swedish/Issaquah Medical Center (Issaquah, WA)
H: Hotel – The Allison Inn & Spa (Newberg, OR)

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Here are the 2012 Design is…Award Winners. These are Their Stories.

In its seventh year, the Shaw Contract Group Design Is… Award program honors architecture and design firms that are changing the very idea of what design is. Through these winning projects, selected from commercial spaces from around the globe, we see how design is redefining the way we work, play and organize our lives. The winning firms will be recognized in an upcoming advertising campaign in leading industry publications and receive an original award sculpture. A $2,000 charitable donation in the name of each winning firm will be awarded to the program or organization of the firm’s choosing. Shaw Contract Group will also promote its winners through promotional and marketing materials. Out of 285 entries from 19 countries, the following five firms are the Design Is… Award winners for 2012:

Visit our website to learn more about the winners and view the 2012 winner’s videos

Checkwitch Poiron Architects Inc. - Nanaimo Cruise Ship Terminal

Colacion Studio - Tamdeen Group

D/DOCK - B/S/H/ Huishoudapparaten

Gensler - Shore Hotel

Shimoda Design Group - Steelcase WorkCafe (Also chosen as the People's Choice Award winner)

Visit our website to find out more about the program and to enter your project in our 2013 Design is…Award. 

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