We are honored to have accepted two Excellence Design Awards from this years’ IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Inspire 16 Gala. Both of the winning projects were completed this year by Architects and Designers, Milton Hime, Jennifer Carter, Megan Moshier, Chelsea Livingston and Lee Ann McClanahan.
Designers were asked what made this project important, impactful and unique. Below are their responses:
Designing a new facility for our longtime client and friends at People’s Community Clinic was an exercise of imagining something better for themselves and for their patients, moving past a ‘make do’ attitude caused by their cramped, existing footprint. It’s new location in East Austin eased accessibility to more patients due to its closer proximity to the medically underserved. Most importantly, the new design needed to be approachable and familiar, helping foster personal connections between the care team and patients, making it a more dignified experience.
What made Prairie View A&M an important project is that the building acts as a catalyst for fostering more universal thought by merging two colleges with separate identities. In addition, the new design propels the college into the future through the modern use of traditional materials and the fresh approach to student learning and interaction. It’s impactful because of the buildings central location on the campus, touching the lives of more students. Lastly, it is unique because the building was designed holistically, blending the interior and exterior experience.