ARIDO Award: Institute for Specialized Medicine & Intervention (ISMI)
The Institute for Specialized Medicine and Intervention provides people underserved by the medical community—women, trans and pediatric patients—with compassionate, state-of-the-art treatment.
Interior Designers: Sara Dagovic, ARIDO; Allison King, ARIDO
Design Team: Susan Chang, ARIDO; Rowena Au Yeung, ARIDO
Design Firm: HOK
Photographer: Langlois Photo
It was important to establish a sense of control for clients in the space, and the exam rooms are designed with adjustable lighting, individual climate control, and elevated finishes to create a therapeutic, rather than medical atmosphere.
Visual and acoustic privacy was addressed so sensitive conversations can take place in confidence, while biophilic elements, including a living wall, enhance the sense of calm. The clinic has attracted top radiology talent because of the welcoming and supportive space, moreover, staff are choosing to complete their work in clinic instead of at home.