Nightingale Awards – Transforming Medical Environments with Design

Each year The Nightingale Awardsrecognize contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that contributes to healing.“ One of the winners this year caught our eye, Acrovyn Wall Panels. These wall panels let you embed images into clear 100%-BPA free wall panels that look amazing but also offer impact protection. A great opportunity to transform indoor spaces into something more beautiful and helpful.

We can think of a bunch ways to use these panels. Informative graphics, beautiful photos, calming patterns from nature or inspiring quotes. The California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) used them to transform the walls and ceilings of the CT scanner rooms into a relaxing seascape. You can see it here. 

When an architect does their job well, they become partners with the hospital staff and patients in helping people get better. Transforming ordinary medical offices into environments that inspire wellness requires an understanding of patients’ and practitioners’ needs. It also requires ideas that serve function as well as form.

At Hilliard, this is at the heart of what we do – we use ideas and design to push spaces beyond their ordinary use into something new and better. Well done Acrovyn, congratulations!

Photo credit: CS Construction Specialties.