Baystate Health, D’Amours Center for Cancer Care

Location:

Springfield MA

Description of Client and needs:

In conjunction with Carla Santia & Associates, create a soothing, contemporary environment, conducive for healing.

Scope of Project:

Create and Display an artwork package as above to coordinate with the contemporary surroundings of this new center for cancer care.

HFA approach:

Working closely with Carla Santia & Associates, HFA formulated a frameless acrylic display system for all of the exam rooms and much of the art in the public areas. This display approach helped to accent the contemporary architecture of the facility and carry the design through to the furnishings throughout the building.

U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Alumni Association

Location:

New London, CT

 

Description of Client and needs:

The meeting and banquet room at the new Alumni Association building had a very unassuming look which did not visually fit with the room. HFA was asked for suggestions on integrating this bar/serving area with the remainder of room.

Scope of Project:

HFA suggested the bar itself be slightly reconfigured and refaced in a dark and light mahogany trim like the rest of the meeting room so it visually became part of the entire space.

HFA approach:

Previously, the entire bar area had been a light maple laminate which clashed with the decor. So, HFA designed a new paneled face for the bar in natural and dark stained mahogany with a copper top. Behind the bar, a solid mahogany shelf was installed along with custom matching carved trim and crown moulding to integrate the back wall into it. The area of wall between pilasters became a blank canvas where a custom mural depicting cadet life was commissioned and installed to tie the entire project together. New dimmable LED lighting was installed above the mural to illuminate the artwork and the rear bar area and is used to create a visual “feel” to the area.

U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Roland Fieldhouse

Location:

New London, CT

 

Description of Client and needs:

Roland Field House, as well as most other buildings on the campus of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, is named after a Coast Guardsman who made significant contributions to the service and was a noteworthy mentor for Academy Cadets. When the newer buildings were built, most Cadets knew about the person it was named for but over the years, with generations of newer future officers passing through the halls, much of the naming history was lost.

Scope of Project:

HFA is involved with an ongoing project to tell the story of the named buildings on the USCGA Campus through art and display so the history of these buildings is not lost on future generations of Coast Guard Officers.

HFA approach:

HFA has integrated fine art, personal and service memorabilia and family heirlooms to build a visual story of a building’s namesake’s life and the significance of why a particular building was named for them. This is done using primary reference documents from USCG and Academy archives as well as personal interviews with living persons who can add some “human scale” to the display.

OneBeacon Insurance Group

Location:

Farmington, CT

Description of Client and needs:

OneBeacon is a specialty insurance company focused on specific customer groups and industry segments. They relocated to a newly renovated building and wanted new artwork to complement their contemporary décor.

Scope of Project:

Artwork for Common areas, Conference Rooms (most named for the paint color used on the accent wall) and Executive Offices

HFA approach:

The president of the company was adventurous, had a well-developed sense of humor, an unabashed love of Hartford’s architecture and love of country. Our presentation addressed all of those facets.

Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock

Location:

Shelton, CT

Description of Client and needs:

A senior living facility that provides assisted living

Scope of Project:

Provide artwork for the public areas of the assisted living wing

HFA approach:

The Bistro and Dining Room incorporated images reflecting their purposes along with natural elements. In the corridors we resourced reproduction artwork and photographs by local artists of familiar areas in the town. We also included black and white imagery obtained from the historical society as well as an annotated map of the town from the turn of the last century. The goal was to have the residents pause and reminisce about well-known structures and activities in Shelton.

Edgehill

Location:

Stamford, CT

Description of Client and needs:

Edgehill is a Type A Lifecare all-inclusive continuing care retirement community (CCRC) with over 650,000 square feet of living space

Scope of Project:

Provide artwork for each phase of renovations to the existing footprint as well as their expansion projects. They include Independent Living, Assisted Living, a Wellness Facility, Skilled Nursing and Memory Care

HFA approach:

Artwork selection for Independent and Assisted Living is sophisticated, varied and suitable for residential living. The Wellness Facility and Skilled Nursing areas utilized evidence based design of natural elements and landscapes to provide a healing atmosphere. Memory Care artworks were selected to provide scenes and topics that would encourage reminiscing and conversation with the neighborhood residents. Customized Memory Boxes for personal items were constructed and hung at the entry to each resident’s room.

UCONN Health Center Outpatient Pavilion

Location:

Farmington, CT

Description of Client and needs:

The Outpatient Pavilion’s layout was designed to promote patient-centered care in a healing environment and offer “one-stop shopping.” The goal was to organize the outpatient clinical services in a way that made sense for patients and pair together practices that frequently collaborate.

Scope of Project:

Each of its eight floors had a design theme that included trees or grasses native to Connecticut, and colors and artwork that were warm, welcoming, and nurturing.

HFA approach:

Using the design theme and color palette of each floor as a starting point, artwork was selected to provide a natural and soothing environment for both patients and staff. Photographs of familiar locations in the region were provided for each exam room. Over 650 pieces of art were ultimately selected, framed and installed by HFA personnel.

Silver Hill Hospital

Location:

New Canaan, CT

Description of Client and needs:

Silver Hill is a nationally recognized, non-profit hospital for the treatment of psychiatric and addictive disorders. They require works of art that evoke a sense of healing and wellness. Artwork selection requires particular sensitivity to subject matter given their patient base.

Scope of Project:

Provide artwork for Transitional Housing, the Pain Management Center and Outpatient Programs – Group Rooms and Offices

HFA approach:

In the treatment areas artwork was selected considering evidence based design which for this client meant soothing images of nature and positive human interaction. In transitional housing, the approach was to select artwork that was more suited to a residence. One of the transitional homes was specifically for teenagers so much of the artwork was colorful, contemporary, graphic and had a sense of fun.

Baystate Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgical Center

Location:

Springfield, MA

Description of Client and needs:

Baystate Children’s Hospital, Carla Santia & Associates

Artist/Sculptor:

Peter Michel

Scope of Project:

Install an monumental aluminum wall sculpture at  Baystate Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgical Center

HFA approach:

HFA was hired to install this sculpture after the fabricator who was originally supposed to install it could not due to lack of proper OSHA certifications. HFA was able to step into the project, meet all construction certifications, secure the necessary equipment and despite some inclement weather, complete the project on time for the client.

ODA Primary Healthcare

Location:

Brooklyn, NY

Description of Client and needs:

A primary healthcare facility whose patient base is largely from the Hassidic Jewish and Latino communities. Religious and cultural needs of these two communities were at the forefront in our design and execution of this project. In addition, there was a bit of whimsy for the pediatric patients.

Scope of Project:

Provide artwork for common areas, exam rooms and conference rooms

HFA approach:

Research the religious and cultural needs of the two communities served and select artwork respectful of that.