January 28, 2005

Architect’s design work wins award

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Architect’s design work wins award

The design of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt earned Earl Swensson Associates Inc. top honors in the health care category from Buildings magazine's annual interior design awards program.

Winners of the 2005 BI Design Awards were selected on the basis of originality of design, effective use of materials, use of space and visual impact such as lighting, use of colors and textures.

“We feel doubly honored for having received Buildings magazine's national design award for the best health care project in the country,” said Richard L. Miller, president of Earl Swensson Associates. “We also feel honored for having the opportunity to have worked with a client who was willing to be incredibly creative in order to achieve a healing environment that best serves the patient, family and medical staff.”

As an award winner, Earl Swensson Associates and Children's Hospital will be featured in the March issue of Buildings.

The national monthly magazine offers readers information on the development, construction, modernization, management and operation of buildings, as well as the products and services needed to support such facilities.

Earl Swensson and Associates has won several awards in 2004 for the architecture and design of Children's Hospital, including a 2004 AIA Top Award of Excellence from the Tennessee chapter of the American Institute of Architects and a Gold Award in the health care design category from the Tennessee chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.