Our design of a replicable prototype for an independent, off the grid ambulatory surgical facility has received an AIA National Healthcare Award and is also featured in Architectural Record’s current issue about healthcare design.
Frances Halsband and George K. George along with Dr. Michael Marin of Mount Sinai accepted the AIA National Healthcare Design Award in Chicago on July 22. The AIA Academy of Architecture for Health recognized seven projects for exhibiting conceptual strengths in solving aesthetic, civic, urban, and social concerns as well the requisite functional and sustainability concerns of a hospital. Commissioned by Dr. Michael Marin, the ambulatory surgical facility designed by KHA is a model for delivering safe and affordable surgical treatments in inexpensive, uncomplicated facilities for the roughly five billion people who lack access to such care today.
The first of these facilities is under construction in Kyabirwa, a rural area near the equator in Uganda. The building is composed of three functional elements: a reception pavilion with offices grouped around a courtyard waiting area for families, an intermediate pavilion for pre-op and post-opt activities, and a sterile pavilion with two operating rooms and related spaces. These elements are sheltered under a solar panel shade structure, inspired by the banana plants on the site.
Read more about the project in Architectural Record.
Read more about the AIA National Healthcare Design Award recipients.