The St. Clair Hospital Peters Township Outpatient Center designed by IKM Incorporated Architects was awarded the People’s Choice Award Thursday evening as the local design community of architects, engineers and contractors gathered to celebrate the AIA’s Design Pittsburgh 2013. This annual award is given to the one project, out of all of the entries for the year (78 this year) which garners the most votes from the general public through online and in person balloting.
“I believe that this is a testament to our ability to create an innovative solution to a common building type that advances the concept of efficient holistic care within the parameters of a restricted budget,” said John Schrott, AIA, ACHA, President of IKM and Principal in Charge of the project. “The building has been extremely well received and has proven to meet the needs of the Owner, the end user and the public. I am confident that this building does indeed positively impact all those who interact with it.”
The project, a two-story, 40,000 square foot outpatient medical office building is located on Route 19 in Peters Township, Pennsylvania. The building was situated to maximize the prominent street frontage with parking behind the structure. The building was rotated perpendicular to the primary road frontage in order to maximize a southern exposure, allowing natural light to bathe the interior spaces. These approaches are unique to the Route 19 corridor and present the branding and building identity opportunities valued by the hospital as they expand their care network throughout the South Hills.
“The People’s Choice Award is intended to promote the value of architectural services to the general public in an engaging way. Throughout the month, we highlight the importance and value of good design in our region and its impact on each of us each day,” says AIA Pittsburgh Executive Director Anne Swager. Design Pittsburgh is the architecture awards celebration hosted by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Institute of Architects recognizes outstanding architecture and design in the Pittsburgh region.
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