The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) recognized the new Student Health and Wellness Center at the University of Virginia with a Facility Design Award. The team of VMDO and Duda | Paine Architects were honored for their work on the new health center, which redefines the student healthcare model through a focus on holistic well-being.
From ACUI: "University of Virginia’s Student Health & Wellness Center serves a growing student population while introducing programs to promote wellness and preventative practices. The design encourages a sense of community with flexible areas for social interaction and individual contemplation. Interior finishes, lighting, furnishings and colors result in an environment more like home than traditional clinical spaces. The location allows students to easily engage with public programs on the building’s ground floor, including the pharmacy, multi-purpose space, teaching kitchen, and living room. The nearly $73 million new construction project was completed in August 2021."