Futuristic Simulation Space for Surgical Students

Posted by on Sep 30, 2021 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Futuristic Simulation Space for Surgical Students

Healthcare Design Magazine awarded the University of Illinois Chicago School of Medicine Surgical and Innovation Training Lab (SITL) with the 2021 Showcase Award of Merit. The award-winning project called Future Forward features a basement renovation that morphed into a futuristic simulation space for surgical students. (source)

The project earned an Award of Merit for its creative solution to its unique location, including the introduction of skylights to bring in natural light as well as create a visible presence for the school on the exterior of the building.

Inside, a hyper-flexible design allows an appropriate setting to mimic surgical space of today as well as anticipate how surgeons of the future might operate.

The project was submitted to the Design Showcase by CannonDesign and Bailey Edward. Healthcare Design Magazine recently posted a Q&A with lead designer Carlos Amato, health market leader for Southern California offices at CannonDesign (Los Angeles). In the article, Amato shares insight on some of the design solutions most celebrated by the jury.

See the Q&A Featured in Healthcare Design Magazine

Marie Wikoff is the creator of Wikoff Design Studio based out of Reno, Nevada. Her expertise in healthcare design has helped develop modern design for healthcare organizations locally, regionally and internationally. Her credentials include Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC), American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID), the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and LEED AP. Contact Marie Wikoff


Jennifer Kovacs Silvis. “Specialty Projects.” HCD Mag, https://healthcaredesignmagazine.com/projects/specialty-projects/2021-showcase-award-of-merit-future-forward/#slide-2.

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