Sep
2011

UK's Albert B. Chandler Hospital Wins AIA Kentucky Honor Award

The new patient care pavilion at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital was awarded an AIA Kentucky Honor Award for high artistic achievement and groundbreaking design.   The award was presented to the project team at the Ohio Valley Region Convention’s Celebrating Design Luncheon in Dayton, Ohio.

This state-of-the-art facility was designed to further the mission of UK's world-class academic medical center, which is uniquely equipped to serve the people of Kentucky and beyond. Open, inviting public spaces provide opportunities for patients, families, and staff to sit, rest, and reflect. Large, private patient rooms are divided into "zones" designated for caregivers, patients, and family members. The rooms are technologically advanced to provide as much bedside care as possible.

Jury Comments included: "This large medical complex manages to both create a sequence of human scale urban spaces and a sense of civic monumentality. It includes a highly ordered building with a clear interior logic. It also contributes to the thoughtful campus master plan by creating a dramatic but comfortable urban space to organize access to a variety of different functions. The well composed, beautiful facades with large windows contribute to the building's humane quality, which is so unusual for such a large scale institutional complex. These qualities are especially evident in the well lit and comfortable interior spaces".

GBBN Architects (Architect of Record) worked in collaboration with AECOM (Design Architect) on this project.  To learn more, click here.