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With a practice focused exclusively on healthcare design, Array Architects has observed firsthand how the power of art can heal and inspire patients and caregivers.


<ul><li><p>ARRAY-ARCHITECTS.COM</p><p>The Healing Power of Art</p></li><li><p>UH Rainbow Babies &amp; Childrens Hospital 22</p><p>Capital Health Medical Center Hopewell 36</p><p>St. Elizabeth Healthcare 46</p><p>Overview 6</p><p>Firm Profile 4</p><p>UH Seidman Cancer Center 12</p><p>UH Ahuja Medical Center 26</p><p>Table of Contents </p></li><li><p>UH Rainbow Babies &amp; Childrens Hospital 22</p><p>=</p><p>Capital Health Medical Center Hopewell 36</p><p>St. Elizabeth Healthcare 46</p><p>UH Seidman Cancer Center 12</p></li><li><p>Firm Profile</p><p>We are a team of architects and designers with unique </p><p>backgrounds, but we all have one thing in common we </p><p>share a strong desire to use our expertise and knowledge </p><p>to design solutions that will help people in moments that </p><p>matter most.</p><p>This focus makes us leaders in our field. We are the </p><p>highest ranking healthcare-only practice in Modern </p><p>Healthcares 2013 design firm rankings.</p><p>The complex, changing world of healthcare requires a </p><p>team of effective communicators and true collaborators. </p><p>Our 30 year history of being dedicated to healthcare </p><p>holds countless stories of discovering optimal solutions </p><p>with our clients. </p><p>Architecture is about relationships.Relationships with spaces, objectsand most importantly people.</p></li><li><p>4</p></li><li><p>Environments have the power to set our expectations, lift our spirits, and inspire hope.</p><p>Waiting AreaPhotography: Kevin G. Reeves</p></li><li><p>Environments have the power to set our expectations, lift our spirits, and inspire hope.</p><p>6</p><p>The design of the interior environment can positively affect the expectations of patients and their loved ones. To inspire confidence and reduce stress, the environments must be in-sync with an organizations reputation, mission and core values. A well-conceived environment will positively influence employee service, attitudes and behaviors. Colors, textures, patterns, artwork and graphics must be carefully selected, well coordinated and integrated into the overall design to resonate with patients, families and staff.</p></li><li><p>Click hereto view our thought leadership </p><p>on healing environments</p><p>AdvAncinG cultuRAl PRoGRAmminG in heAlthcARe</p><p>The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Society for </p><p>Arts In Healthcare brought together 40 experts in medicine, </p><p>the arts, social services, media, business, and government to </p><p>develop a strategic plan for advancing cultural programming </p><p>in healthcare. The strategic plan aimed to help advocate </p><p>raises awareness of the benefits of arts in healthcare, better </p><p>document and disseminate research demonstrating its </p><p>value, move toward a national funding base, and develop </p><p>adequate training to educate and train healthcare workers, </p><p>administrators and planners.</p><p>From their initial study conducted in 2004 and through </p><p>subsequent updates, increasing numbers of clinicians and </p><p>other professionals from the medical community are working </p><p>side by side with designers and arts professionals in both </p><p>healthcare and community settings, and around the world the </p><p>arts are emerging as an important and integral component of </p><p>healthcare. In two recent surveys, nearly half of the healthcare </p><p>institutions in the United States reported having arts in </p><p>healthcare programming. The majority of these programs are </p><p>in hospitals, with smaller percentages reported in long-term </p><p>care and hospice/palliative care organizations.</p><p>The Healing Power of Art</p></li><li><p>cafeteriaPhotography: Scott Pease</p><p>(1) the Society for Arts in healthcare Field Reports</p><p>8imPRovinG the PAtientS oveRAll quAlity oF liFe</p><p>Research demonstrates the benefits of the arts in healthcare in hospitals, nursing homes, </p><p>senior centers, hospices, and other locations within the community. Arts in healthcare programs </p><p>and creative arts therapies have been applied to a vast array of health issuesfrom post-</p><p>traumatic stress disorder to autism, mental health, chronic illnesses, Alzheimers and dementia, </p><p>neurological disorders and brain injuries, premature infants, and physical disabilitiesto </p><p>improve patients overall health outcomes, treatment compliance, and quality of life.</p><p>New evidence is emerging that demonstrates that these programs also have an economic </p><p>benefit. Data show that such programs result in patients requiring shorter hospital stays, less </p><p>medication, and having fewer complicationsall of which translates to a reduction in healthcare </p><p>costs. However, much of the research focused on the economic benefits of arts in healthcare is </p><p>anecdote rich and data poor. It is hoped that future analysis of the economic benefits of arts in </p><p>healthcare programs will advance policy conversations about using the arts to simultaneously </p><p>reduce health costs and raise the quality of care. </p><p>Additionally, there is a rich and growing body of research connecting arts in healthcare </p><p>programs to improved quality of care for patients, their families, and even medical staff. Studies </p><p>have proven that integrating the arts into healthcare settings helps to cultivate a healing </p><p>environment, support the physical, mental, and emotional recovery of patients, communicate </p><p>health and recovery information, and foster a positive environment for caregivers that reduces </p><p>stress and improves workplace satisfaction and employee retention. (1)</p><p>With a practice focused exclusively on healthcare design, Array Architects has observed first hand how the power of art can heal and inspire both patients and caregivers.</p><p>The Healing Power of Art</p></li><li><p>University HospitalsSeidman Cancer CenterCleveland, OH</p><p>to heAl, to teAch, to diScoveR</p><p>The UH Art Collection was created in 1988 to advance </p><p>University Hospitals mission: To Heal, To Teach, To Discover. </p><p>It is hoped that the presence of art will calm, uplift and delight </p><p>patients, visitors and employees. The Systems mission came </p><p>to the forefront during the art selection process for their new </p><p>Seidman Cancer Center. </p><p>University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center is one of only </p><p>12 freestanding cancer hospitals that are part of a National </p><p>Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. </p><p>The 375,000 SF, nine-story, 120-bed cancer center, located </p><p>on University Hospitals Case Medical Center Campus, was </p><p>designed using evidence-based design principles and input </p><p>from caregivers, patients and clinicians.</p><p>The planning for Seidman Cancer Center began two years </p><p>prior to construction beginning and actively engaged </p><p>caregivers, patients and their families in the process. Patient </p><p>and family members shared their perspectives through </p><p>questionnaires, focus group sessions and by touring mock-</p><p>up rooms. Their feedback was directly responsible for several </p><p>design elements. </p></li><li><p>10</p><p>this installation, by marc Golub, entitled cancer Speaks captures the cancer journey, produced within the Gathering Place, of Seidman patients.</p><p>Click here to view more work from Marc Golub.</p><p>Photography: Kevin G. Reeves</p></li><li><p>the radiation oncology department is located in the sub-basement due to equipment shielding requirements. the water feature in the waiting area reflects light from skylights and provides a soothing backdrop for patients and their families.</p><p>this installation, by Gary Bukovnik, entitled may Amaryllis, calla lilly, iris is located inside the radiation oncology department and provides a bright and uplifting glimpse of nature for patients.</p><p>this installation, by Woods davy, entitled catamar 11-</p><p>14-10 is located in the main elevator lobby and provides a focal point for meditation in a </p><p>space that is often overlooked when planning art installations.</p><p>Photography: Kevin G. Reeves</p></li><li><p>12</p><p>Arrays Practice Area Leader for Interior Design, </p><p>Patricia D. Malick, AAHID, EDAC, Lean Green Belt and </p><p>University Hospitals Art Curator Trudy Wiesenberger, </p><p>met with patient and community focus groups to </p><p>explore imagery which resonated with them. The </p><p>power of art was embraced as a positive distraction </p><p>to lift spirits, calm, and inspire hope. Selected imagery </p><p>and various art mediums represent the enduring </p><p>qualities of nature, the meditative qualities of water, </p><p>and peace and serenity. </p><p>Much of the art in the building carries nature themes, </p><p>consistent with patient input and with the hospitals </p><p>intention to focus on the healing qualities of nature. </p><p>Original, abstract art was also carefully selected </p><p>and placed to provide opportunities for patients and </p><p>visitors to engage in a very real and personal way and </p><p>to stimulate imagination, escape and even whimsy. </p><p>This collection resulted in 325 original pieces of art </p><p>featuring local, national and international artists of </p><p>renown.</p><p>The variety of media is intended to provide warmth, </p><p>texture and depth to the healing environment, </p><p>Wiesenberger explained. We strive to make the </p><p>hospital a welcoming place. The art at University </p><p>Hospitals is meant to engage the head and the heart, </p><p>the body and the brain.</p><p>this waiting area, adjacent to the outpatient Service entrance, features a seating area designed to offer a place of quiet and respite. to the left, you can see the 4-story mobile by Brad howe entitled Sea Rhythm.</p></li><li><p> Patricia D. Malick, AAHID, EDAC, Lean Green Belt</p><p>Principal and Practice Area leader, interior design</p><p>Healing Environments</p><p>Environments have the power to set our expectations, lift our spirits and inspire hope. This is what motivates me to create spaces which mitigate the challenges faced by all who enter a healthcare facility. </p></li><li><p>visitors are greeted at the reception area by a beautiful collage by therman Statom entitled nueva historias (new histories)</p><p>Photography: Kevin G. Reeves</p></li><li><p>16</p><p>By placing artwork of similar shape and size behind reception areas, it provides both a positive distraction for patients as well as offers landmarking and wayfinding assistance.</p></li><li><p>Click here to view more work from Virginia Burt.</p><p>Rock Garden Entrance Photography: Kevin Reeves</p></li><li><p>18</p><p>Healing GardenscReAte A SAnctuARy</p><p>Noted landscape architect Virginia Burt used nature and art to connect </p><p>patients with the healing power of nature. The Schneider Healing Garden, </p><p>adjacent to the Seidman Cancer Hospital, offers a place of respite, </p><p>rejuvenating and restfulness. This intricate granite labyrinth is 11 circuit </p><p>Chartres pattern and is made of 955 pieces of hand-cut stone, is the </p><p>gardens centerpiece and is designed for walking meditation.</p><p>Photography: Kevin G. Reeves</p></li><li><p>It has been proven that walking a labyrinth at any age can lower a persons heart rate and blood pressure.</p><p>to view our thought leadership on ecotherapy</p></li><li><p>20</p><p>the 13,000 SF garden features sculptures, sloping walkways and more than 75 plant species. the garden focuses on the four elements of earth, Wind, Fire and Water through various rock walls, sculptures and artwork installations. A snowmelt system keeps the pattern free of ice and snow, ensuring year-round accessibility.</p><p>the healing Garden features a water fountain that features a lighting sequence that reflects the seven chakras.</p><p>Photography: Kevin G. Reeves</p><p>Click hereto view our thought leadership </p><p>on ecotherapy</p></li><li><p>University Hospitals Rainbow Babies &amp; Childrens Hospital Cleveland, OH</p><p>quentin &amp; elizABeth AlexAndeR neonAtAl intenSive cARe unit</p><p>Consistently ranked among the nations top pediatric hospitals, </p><p>Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital is renowned for its </p><p>Neonatal intensive care program. </p><p>To address the capacity demands as well as provide a model </p><p>of care infused with the latest in evidence-based design and </p><p>family-centered care, University Hospitals, engaged Array to </p><p>provide programming, planning, peer review and interior design &amp; </p><p>wayfinding services to work in tandem with Parkin Architects, Ltd. </p><p>for a replacement unit. To fulfill the concept, a bridge spanning an </p><p>interior courtyard was designed to connect the fourth floor public </p><p>elevator lobbies of an 11 story hospital tower to the new Neonatal </p><p>Intensive Care Unit lobby. Working with curator Trudy Weisenberger, </p><p>the bridge provided an opportunity to create an art gallery with high </p><p>and low art niches which delight family members of all ages.</p></li><li><p>22</p><p>the bridge was designed to create a distinct front door and create an engaging area of respite away from the bedside, where families can walk, make phone calls and experience the art.</p><p>Photography: Scott Pease</p></li><li><p>At the midway point of the bridge a large window </p><p>seat was incorporated which overlooks the courtyard </p><p>which includes a whimsical sculpture garden. During </p><p>the day, sun filters through colored glass panels </p><p>casting interesting shapes and shadows.</p><p>connectinG heAlinG With ARt</p><p>Featured Projects - Art Array uses Pinterest as a great collaborative tool that allows us to pin ideas and thoughts in one online location. Click the image above to check out our inspiration boards for our featured projects.</p><p>Follow us on </p><p>SHARE</p></li><li><p>24</p><p>At night, families are delighted by a constellation of led starlight elements.</p><p>Art niches engage parents and siblings at a variety of heights.</p><p>Photography: Scott Pease</p></li><li><p>hiGh-quAlity</p><p>The art collection installed at UH Ahuja Medical Center, the </p><p>Systems newest community hospital, caught the interest of </p><p>the International Academy for Design and Health who awarded </p><p>the hospital a High Commendation in the category of Use of </p><p>Art in the Patient Environment.</p><p>Arrays Interior Design Practice Leader, Patricia D. Malick, </p><p>AAHID, EDAC and UH Art Curator, Trudy Wiesenberger, worked </p><p>in tandem throughout the design process to ensure that the </p><p>material selections, lighting and art selections were well-</p><p>integrated, aesthetically appropriate, properly scaled, and </p><p>would represent established and emerging, local, national </p><p>and international artists through mixed media. The interior </p><p>architecture, finish materials and artwork marry beautifully </p><p>and the result is an eclectic, sophisticated, high-quality </p><p>collection that visitors describe as a fine, small art museum. </p><p>Wiesenberger, now retired and who had previously worked </p><p>as an instructor at the Cleveland Museum of Art, joined the </p><p>hospital system and put together a patient-friendly collection </p><p>that today includes roughly 2,000 pieces. </p><p>Wiesenberger designed the collection to provoke thought </p><p>and curiosity, to encourage reflection, to delight, uplift and </p><p>comfort. Artwork is in virtually all the patient and exam and </p><p>consultation rooms. The hospitals collection includes not only </p><p>paintings and prints, but ceramics, textiles and metal, wood </p><p>and glass sculptures. Sometimes Wiesenberger commissions </p><p>art for specific locations. In other instances, good posters </p><p>picturing fine art pieces suffice.</p><p>Click here to learn more about Trudy Wiesenbergers collections.</p><p>Ahuja Medical CenterUniversity HospitalsBeachwood, OH</p><p>the glass sculpture entitled tRuSt positioned in the visitor elevator lobby conveys a powerful message.</p><p>Photography: Scott Pease</p></li><li><p>26</p></li><li><p>Laura Morris, AAHID, LEED AP BD+C, IIDA, Lean Green Belt</p><p>Senior interior designer</p><p>Patient Experience</p><p>Some of lifes most poignant moments- from childbirth to a cancer diagnosis- occur in the spaces we design. Ultimately, these spaces are about pe...</p></li></ul>