Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion Wins AIA/AAH Design Excellence Award
Translational research facility in Los Angeles breaks down boundaries by combining world-class patient care, clinical offices, physician education, and training and research in one building.
The Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion (AHSP) is one of the first translational research facilities of its kind allowing outpatient care and research facilities to exist contiguously, enabling a new level of collaboration between physicians and researchers. Housing the Neuroscience and Heart Institutes, the LEED Gold facility is one of the West Coast’s largest and most advanced diagnostic, translational research and treatment facilities. The building is situated on a public edge of the Cedars-Sinai campus adjacent to its primary circulation spine. Due to this high profile location, the AHSP creates a new symbolic entry to the medical center. A gentle, curving facade invites visitors and provides a welcoming public face to the surrounding community.
The AIA/AAH jury particularly praised the building’s interior spaces, stating: “Interior public areas are elegantly detailed with enough articulation to give it human scale, wood accents and warm toned furnishings add warmth. Daylight is brought in judiciously to create uplifting clinical areas.”
Ernest Cirangle, FAIA, LEED AP, (above podium) design principal for HOK’s Los Angeles studio, and Zeke Triana, vice president of facilities planning, design and construction for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, accepted the award at the Summer Leadership Summit sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Architects and AIA/AAH in Chicago.
The AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Awards showcase the best of healthcare building design, healthcare planning and healthcare design-oriented research each year. In addition to receiving this award, the AHSP’s design has also been honored by Engineering News-Record California, AIA California, and the Los Angeles Business Council.