March 29th, 2012
On March 28, Aditazz was named the winner of Kaiser Permanente's “Small Hospital, Big Idea” competition. Aditazz was selected out of 108 entrants after a year-long evaluation process that concluded last week when the finalists presented their designs for a small, net-zero-energy hospital that uses new technology to improve health care delivery and outcomes. My Dutch Uncle CEO John D. Golenski and Director of Innovation Russell Lee contributed their expertise to the project as consultants.
“We aspire to provide health care in a way that protects and enhances the environment, now and for future generations. This is an important step in that direction,” said Benjamin Chu, MD, MPH, group president of Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Hawaii regions.
Aditazz is a Silicon Valley–based company focused on revolutionizing the built environments industry. The revolutionary platform it developed deploys an entirely new end-to-end process for delivering built-environments for healthcare. Kaiser's criteria for selecting the Aditazz design included creation of spaces that inspire human-to-human connection and collaboration, inclusion of civic spaces that blur the boundaries between the community and the traditional hospital setting, and extensive use of technology platforms that enable designers to virtually explore an almost unlimited number of operational and space scenarios before committing to a design. Read more about the award.
“Our success in the KP Small Hospital competition would not have been possible without the level of trust that exists between the core Aditazz team and its superb network of alliances with experts in fields ranging from sustainable engineering and clinical operations to design methodology and interactive technologies,” says Felicia Cleper-Borkovi, AIA, who assembled and orchestrated the team.