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New AIA/AAH "benchmarking" Case Study - Mt.Sinai Ambulatory Surgical Facility

  • 1.  New AIA/AAH "benchmarking" Case Study - Mt.Sinai Ambulatory Surgical Facility

    Posted 07-13-2020 08:00 AM
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    • For the fourth 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 2017 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award winning project is the  Sinai Ambulatory Surgical Facility located in Kyabirwa, Uganda by Kliment Halsband Architects. This project is a very interesting because of its contextual response as well as its healing environment response; but in particular, because of its sustainability concepts and overall environmental response to a difficult and isolate site.  We have added the introductory 2-page spread to peal 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 2017 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award.

      We now have thirty-two (32) Case Studies of the 2013 through 2018 Award Winning Projects in the Library.  We have drafted several more of the 2018 and 2019 Award Winning projects Case Studies and several of those will be submitted over the next few weeks.

      Go to and click on Case Studies Quick Link on the left of the page to access the Case Study Library or

      Respectfully Yours,


    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

    Byron Edwards AIA/ACHA/EDAC/LEED AP
    Chair, AIA/AAH Research Initiatives Committee
    School of Architecture, Clemson University
    Pendleton SC

  • 2.  RE: New AIA/AAH "benchmarking" Case Study - Mt.Sinai Ambulatory Surgical Facility

    Posted 07-15-2020 12:34 PM
    Delighted to see our work  in Uganda included in the Academy's Case Studies. The project is small in size, but we think it looms large as a back-to-basics way of simplifying and re imagining heath services. We hope it will be an inspiration to others in the future. 

    Frances Halsband FAIA

    Kliment Halsband Architects
    322 Eighth Avenue  New York  NY 10001

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