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For the eighth week in a row, the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health's Research Initiatives Committee has just downloaded another new "bench-marking" case study. This 2018 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award winning project is the Story County Medical Center Outpatient Unit Expansion located in Nevada, Iowa by INVISION Architecture. This project is particularly interesting as it is a patient-centered Outpatient Expansion of a Critical Access Hospital. The onstage/offstage clinics and simplified way-finding, along with day-lit and inviting interiors, as well as education and wellness programs, emphasize the Community focus of this expanded Critical Access Medical Center. We have added the introductory 2-page spread to peak your interest. Go to the Library to see the rest of this Case Study. The American Institute of Architects recognized the project as one of the best in the nation, awarding it a 2018 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award. We now have thirty-seven (37) Case Studies of the 2013 through 2018 AIA Academy of Architecture for Health’s Award Winning Projects in the Library. We have drafted, and continue to draft, more of the 2018 and 2019 Award Winning projects Case Studies; and many of those will be submitted over the next few weeks. Go to aia.org/aah and click on Case Studies Quick Link on the left of the page to access the Case Study Library or aia.org/aahcasestudies Respectfully Yours, Byron
Byron M. Edwards III, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP Chair – AIA/AAH Research Initiatives Committee
Professor of Practice Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health Clemson University 2-143 Lee Hall Clemson, SC 29631