TurnerBatson Receives IIDA Alabama IDIE Award
Melissa Stewart - April 17, 2017
Every other spring, the best-of-the-best interior designers in our state look forward to a night full of award-winning designs, collaboration and celebration at the IIDA (International Interior Design Association) Alabama Chapter’s Biennial IDIE Awards Gala. Out of the 67 entries submitted to this year’s ceremony, TurnerBatson was honored to receive the Best of Healthcare – Large Facility award for our work on the NHS Aspire Cahaba River project.
“I am so honored to be a part of the incredibly talented interior design and architectural community here in Alabama and loved sharing this award with Mary-Claire Bennett and Lindsay Brazzel from our team.” - Anne-Marie Gianoudis, Registered Interior Designer.
The project was focused on Aspire’s mission to allow its patients the opportunity to relax, recover and regain their abilities during short term rehabilitation. In order to take this brand new model to the next level, Aspire opened its Vestavia Hills location with the goal to create an atmosphere where recovery time felt like a luxury vacation complete with a touch of home and personalized care.
The two-story facility located on six acres and covering more than 86,000 square feet pays homage to European architecture through the use of stone veneer façades, stucco, cast stone details and hand hewn cedar brackets. It continues this “old world lodge” concept throughout the interior as well by featuring a calming mix of materials such as stone fireplaces and wood beams. Designers went with a tranquil palette of blues, greens and tans to allow organic textures and patterns to take center stage, creating a diverse tactile and visually rich experience for residents.
As guests are enjoying concierge services, the health and beauty spa, relaxing by the manicured lawn or having some peace and quiet in one of 120 private rooms; we hope that each special touch makes their stay as comfortable and at home as possible. We are grateful that Aspire selected our firm to design this state-of-the-art facility!