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Kolar Design Receives Three Prestigious SEGD Awards at 20th Annual Cincinnati Design Awards Event
Kolar's team swept the SEGD Built Work category, receiving design awards for Cincinnati Children's Liberty Expansion (Mention - Design firm), Cincinnati Children's Proton Therapy Center (Merit Award – Design firm), and Procter & Gamble, Geneva Business Center (Honor – Design firm).
"Universe", the theme for the 4th floor inpatient expansion project at Cincinnati Children's Liberty campus, was selected for its appeal to pediatric patients as well as its ability to provide tangible positive motivation for patients to get well and then apply learnings/seek new discoveries in the outside world once discharged. Within the patient rooms, sky-like graphic ceiling tiles contain hidden objects providing a 'seek-n-find' game-like distraction for patients. Professional artwork throughout the unit also integrates in theme and color to support the overall concept of the space.
Cincinnati Children's Proton Therapy Center, providing the most progressive treatments for children and young adults with cancers and leukemias, is one of only two pediatric proton facilities in the country, and the only one with a research program. Treatment visits are scheduled daily for multiple weeks at a time, resulting in unique bonding between and support needs for families. Within the facility, a series of "gardens" were created to support these needs and to transform this medical facility into a warm, welcoming environment. In the Celebration Garden, a grove of trees along a winding river path adorn the route as families leave the treatment area. Each tree cradles a set of chimes that are rung to commemorate a milestone in the patient's treatment.
Building a global brand, globally was the project narrative for the Procter & Gamble, Geneva Business Center. As the world's largest consumer products company, it was important for its global workplaces and tiered signature sites to communicate P&G's new corporate brand to employees, customers, and shareholders. Brand strategy included moving to an open, agile office concept to create new spaces based on work styles and the various changing needs of an employee throughout the day. Whether it's quiet time in the "Biblioteque-
Per Kelly Kolar, president, "Kolar is honored to have won three SEGD awards at the CDA now in its 20th year. We appreciate the acknowledgement of our work with our clients and partners in the creative community locally and internationally. "
In addition to receiving the awards, Kolar re-designed the new brand for the CDA to include a new dimensional logo, fresh color palette and transparent layering. Brent Beck was the lead designer on the project and said, "The new brand represents our region's seamless inter-disciplinary creative community. They are shaping the future of our city for generations to come."
About the Cincinnati Design Awards program - www.cincinnatidesignawards.com The Cincinnati Design Awards (CDA) program recognizes the best built-environment design produced by Cincinnati area creative firms and promotes the social and economic value of good design in our community. Each year, a distinguished nationwide jury of design thought leaders and eminent practitioners presents the awards to submitted projects created by local architecture, interiors, landscape, and experiential graphic designers.
"The CDA honors show you the creative things Cincinnatians are dreaming, planning, and building, and they provide annual snapshots of our vibrant and expansive design community."
Across all categories, CDA award winners represent cutting-edge creative work that is sensitive to global contemporary design trends, social good, positive ecology and energy stewardship, resourceful client-centered solutions, and dynamic aesthetics.
About Kolar Design – www.KolarDesign.net Founded in 1990 by Kelly Kolar, Kolar Design is an award-winning global strategic design firm passionate about finding new and better ways to connect people, places and brands – from healing environments focused on the patient and family experience to global workplaces that blend corporate and cultural identity. Our interdisciplinary team of curated brand strategists, marketers, designers and planners work from brand conception to construction in the creation of environments that connect brands with the people who matter most to them. With insight, design thinking and imagination, we transform spaces into places where people and brands connect. Key clients include: Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Mercy Health and Atricure.
To learn more, please visit www.KolarDesign.net or call 513.241.4884.
Kelli Tarantino, President
Cincinnati Marketing Solutions