Stevens & Wilkinson Receives Honorable Mention at the IIDA Carolinas Chapter Forum and Annual Meeting

Columbia, S.C. (May 7, 2014) – Stevens & Wilkinson, a full-service architecture, engineering and interior design firm, with offices in Atlanta, Ga. and Columbia, S.C., received the Healthcare Honorable Mention Interior Design Award for their work on the H. Filmore Mabry Center for Cancer Care at The IIDA Carolinas Chapter Design Works 2014 + Sustainability Forum + Annual Meeting.

The meeting, which welcomed more than 160 interior designers from across North and South Carolina, featured presentations on urban design and Landscape Architecture from notable landscape architect Bill Eubanks, local Greenville artist Jared Emerson, and famed designer and guest judge Suzanne Tick.

IIDA Design Works Award 2“To win an Honorable Mention award from The IIDA Carolinas Chapter is pretty exciting, especially when you take into consideration the number of applicants that submit their projects each and every year,” said Christine Adams, CHID, IIDA, senior interior designer. “For our firm to receive an Honorable Mention, for such a meaningful project, is great and we are honored to receive this recognition.”

The Center, designed to provide a healing environment that enhances patient well-being, offers more access to natural light and views to the outside, which was accomplished by creating a variation in each of the facility’s areas. Additionally, more comfortable and familiar finishes were incorporated for the patients, finishes that also worked harmoniously with the building’s original design.

“The Center’s staff challenged us every step of the way to make sure that we delivered a product that was truly for their patients,” said Robby Aull, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, principal and director of healthcare at Stevens & Wilkinson. “Their demand for the absolute best out of everyone involved, pushed our team of architects and interior designers to develop a solution that worked not only for the patients, but for the Center’s staff and the families of patients as well.”

In addition to the new chemotherapy suite, which utilizes volume and openness, and a spacious work area, with clerestory above, the Center also features a number of infusion bays and treatment rooms that were reduced in scale by lowering the ceiling and providing partial height walls, as well as a state-of-the-art Linear Accelerator Vault with a soothing focal point for patients to focus on during treatment.

Along with the more familiar finishes and natural elements, the facility was designed using wood tones for the flooring and millwork, while colors like green and beige were used in concert with the natural stone detailing on the walls.

IIDA Design Works Award 3Renovations on the Cancer Care Center were completed in the Fall of 2014. The H. Filmore Mabry Center for Cancer Care is a part of the Regional Medical Center (tRMC), a nonprofit medical facility located in Orangeburg, S.C. that is owned and operated by Orangeburg and Calhoun counties and is governed by a 17-member Board of Trustees.

About IIDA Carolinas ChapterThe mission of the IIDA Carolinas Chapter is to advance and promote the profession of Interior Design through knowledge, value, and community. We support a regional network of qualified design professionals who are focused on increasing design excellence and community relevance through the guiding principles of continuous professional development, collaboration and teamwork, and philanthropy that underscores our commitment to the communities in which we live and work. The IIDA Carolinas Chapter, approximately 500 members strong, is one of IIDA’s most active regional chapters and exists to serve the professional development, educational and social needs of the region’s contract interior design community. The Carolinas Chapter is comprised of six City Centers, and a campus center, strategically located throughout the region. For more information about the IIDA Carolinas Chapter, visit www.IIDA-Carolinas.org.