DALLAS – Sydney’s Blacktown Hospital, on which Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. carried out all architectural work, received three awards at the 2017 Design & Health International Academy Awards, including the prize for Best International Health Project Under 40,000 Square Meters. The awards were presented to the Jacobs team during the Academy Awards Gala Dinner at the 12th Design & Health World Congress held in July in The City Hall of Vienna.
Jacobs has been involved in the Blacktown Hospital Project for New South Wales Health Infrastructure since its inception in 2011, successfully delivering the first phase of the project, which included a new 32,000 square meter seven-story clinical services building.
The team is currently executing the architectural services for the delivery of the second phase of the project, comprising new emergency, birthing and maternity departments, operating theatres and an intensive care unit. Jacobs continues to also be responsible for the electrical/ICT/security design for this next stage.
The hospital, which will cater to a growing population in Sydney’s western suburbs, is designed to reflect a diverse and multicultural community and includes innovative features to make patient recovery and needs a priority.
Aside from the prize for Best International Health Project Under 40,000 Square Meters, Blacktown Hospital also received awards for the Use of Art in Public and Private Spaces and Interior Design categories.
“We’re honored to have received international recognition for this landmark project, which has now set a benchmark for hospital design across the globe,” said Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Senior Vice President Patrick Hill.
The International Academy for Design and Health is a non-profit organization that is regarded as the leading global body developing and promoting the exchange of information, knowledge and research within the field of design and health.
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