Six of our designers attended the 36th Annual ASID Georgia Design Excellence Awards Gala on Thursday, May 12th at the Fox Theatre in downtown Atlanta. We had a blast during the cocktail hour, taking advantage of the photo booth and fun props! LVJ was proud to enter two of our projects in the competition; the Wendy and Keith Wellin Head and Neck Cancer Clinic at MUSC in Charleston, South Carolina and Polaris Spine and Neurosurgery Center in Atlanta. We are excited to announce Head and Neck won the Bronze Award and Polaris won the Silver Award in the category “Healthcare over 10,000 square feet”! It was a great night celebrating the amazing projects of the local design community. We are proud to be recognized for these projects and would like to congratulate all the other winners from each category.
The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID) partnered with Herman Miller and CWC to share how the Certified Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID) credential benefits healthcare designers. This is the only credential that is specifically for healthcare designers and recognizes only the most qualified designers who are committed to protecting the well being of patients in healthcare facilities.
LeVino Jones principal, Alison Jones, sat on the “Legacy Panel” during the event and shared how AAHID has impacted her career in a profound way by not only setting her apart with the highest possible credential for healthcare design but also connecting her with a network of like-minded designers that collaborate and support one another. At the end of the night, Herman Miller and CWC awarded two lucky winners with scholarships to sit for the CHID Exam. LVJ would like to say a special thank you to Herman Miller and CWC for hosting such a great event!
We invite you to come check out our newest online portfolio addition, Eastside Medical Center/Women’s Center: LDR and Mother/Baby Rooms. See below for a sneak peek of the project images and follow the link for a project description and full gallery. LVJ is very excited about this project and we hope you enjoy!
Our book keeper, Thelma Henry, is retiring after 10+ years of working at LeVino Jones Medical Interiors! We are going to miss her attention to detail and sense of humor. Because Thelma is an avid golfer, we spent the evening at Top Golf in Midtown, where we hit golf balls, ate food and laughed a lot! It was a great and memorable evening and the weather could not have been better. We are sad to see Thelma leave, but are excited for her to begin her new chapter in life. We wish her all the best and cannot wait to hear about what she’s been up to on her “extended vacation”!
Four of our designers were lucky enough to attend the 10th annual Georgia Chapter of the International Interior Design Association’s IIDA b.o.b (Best of the Best) Awards on February 25th. This year’s gala event was held at 200 Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta and celebrated projects prepared by Georgia interior design firms in over ten categories. The theme for the evening was “Diamonds are Forever”, so we were able to get dressed up and sparkle! It was a great evening filled with great design, lively conversation, and delicious food. We wish to thank Humanscale and Southern Lighting Source for providing LeVino Jones Medical Interiors with tickets and also congratulate all the winners of the evening!
We recently updated our own interiors to create a more functional space for ourselves! The construction process was a great reminder of what our clients experience when they are implementing a phased plan to renovate-in-place and the importance of selecting a qualified contractor. Our contractor, JCAT, earned a 5 star rating from us and made the renovation essentially effortless.
Our own 4 phased project included 10 weeks of construction while we continued to occupy our building. Ultimately, the space designed will serve as a showroom of sorts for details and product types that are often used in medical interiors, including LED lighting, custom cabinetry and low maintenance finishes.
On Thursday, October 15th, our staff of creative non-bowlers gathered at Midtown Bowl and participated in the 8th Annual Bowling for Boobs event sponsored by Illuminations, a local lighting representative group. The event benefits the Susan G. Komen organization of Greater Atlanta. Here is a link to the event website: http://www.illumco.com/a-huge-thanks-for-bfb-2015/
Although we know we don’t bowl well, we strive every year to win the “Breast Dressed” award. This year’s “uniform” consisted of a pink camouflage hat & pants and a black t- shirt with our team name and the motto: “Stop the War in My Rack”. We had three teams participate in the event and we had a great time. We received “Honorable Mention” in the costume contest and didn’t “place” in the bowling competition. We did, however, have a great time and helped raise over $34,000.00 for Breast Cancer research. And that’s really all that matters…that and winning “Breast Dressed” next year…
LeVino Jones Staff Designer Jessica Peckham is pursuing a Masters of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology and recently completed a progressive course entitled “Healthcare Design of the Future.” This interdisciplinary class brought together students from across the institute with the objective of identifying and evaluating opportunities for innovation in healthcare. The class worked directly with the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, observing and understanding their care process, communication and collaboration, their use of space and the overall experience of patients and stakeholders. Once all interviews, observations, and research were complete, groups of 4-5 students identified areas within Aflac for more in depth evaluation. Jessica’s group, which focused on patient experience, noticed that most complaints were linked to a lack of environmental control. For example, patients complained of being cold, not having enough privacy, and high noise levels. To address these needs, Jessica’s team designed an infusion recliner that would empower patients by providing control over features such as temperature controlled and massaging seats; adjustable seat and arm height; and a “nap pod” that supplied privacy, an entertainment screen, lighting and sound control. All elements were controlled by a touch screen panel on the arm of the chair that also included a patient-nurse messaging system allowing patients to communicate any additional needs. To see the rest of the class’s innovative solutions, as well as past projects visit Healthcare Design of the Future.
October is Breast Cancer awareness month and every year LeVino Jones participates in an event called “Bowling for Boobs” which is hosted by Illuminations Lighting. This is a fun-filled evening for the design community that combines bowling with raising funds and awareness for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This year LeVino Jones’ costume theme was “Save 2nd Base” and we all dressed head to toe in pink baseball themed attire. We even won the “Breast Dressed” award for our bowling group! Thanks to Illuminations Lighting for hosting this great event and working so hard to raise money for this important cause. You can read more about the event here!
PRWeb provided a beautifully written piece about one of our latest projects. The article highlights all of the serene and innovative features at Alice and Carl Kirkland Cancer Center in Jackson, Tennessee that helped the project to win an ASID Gold award. Through the use of lighting, textured walls, and colors to emulate water the design team was able to create a spa like experience for patients entering the space. Check out more online news, updates, and new ideas at www.prweb.com.