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Design for Healing: Albert B. Chandler Hospital

February 10, 2012, 1 - 3 pm
W. T. Young Auditorium (map it)

The Albert B. Chandler hospital

The collaborative efforts of architects, interior designers and hospital administrators who designed the new pavilion at Albert B. Chandler Hospital will be the subject of a panel discussion on interior design in healing facilities from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the William T. Young Library Auditorium. The panel, which is free and open to the public, will be hosted by University of Kentucky School of Interior Design.

The upcoming panel discussion on Chandler Hospital's interior design will give students and members of the community a chance hear from the masterminds behind the new hospital design. Speakers will give a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into designing the interior of a hospital. The new pavilion at Chandler Hospital has been an exciting project for UK HealthCare, and the new state-of-the-art facility brings UK closer to their goal of having a world-class academic medical center.

The panel discussion will not only include interior design professionals, but also key hospital administrators and architects who were involved with the project. Emphasis in the discussion will be placed on the contemporary techniques that went into the design of the hospital. Another topic that will be discussed is the importance placed on this specific type of client.

Members of the panel will include:

  • Murray Clark, associate vice president for health affairs at UK HealthCare Facilities;
  • Tom Gormley, architect and principal at GBBN and project architect;
  • Mike Kennedy, design director and principal at AECOM;
  • Jim Lewison, senior associate and interior design director at AECOM;
  • and Judy Pelfrey, senior healthcare facilities manager at UK;

The new pavilion at Chandler Hospital has been opening in different phases since 2007 when the first phase, the parking garage opened. The hospital features several new design techniques that they hope will improve patient care. Their approach ties together art, science and healing in order to create a warm, comfortable environment for patients.

New additions to the hospital include a new surgery waiting area, a new emergency services department, a health education center, eight state-of-the art operating rooms, and much more.

The panel discussion will be led by Joe Rey-Barreau, associate professor of interior design, at UK College of Design. Rey-Barreau is also the consulting director of education at the American Lighting Association.