HCD logo v4REDWOOD CITY, California—October 20, 2014—Covering the year’s most outstanding designs in the healthcare industry, the Healthcare Design magazine published the recently completed Gavin Herbert Eye Institute as part of their annual Design Showcase issue.

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The Institute was the only Eye Center published as part of the 89-project Showcase. Its inclusion in the issue indicates the growing importance of healthcare specialties and serving patients locally.

“The Showcase is the one place you can find some of the most innovative projects of the year,” said Debra Levin, President & CEO of the Center for Health Design. “[These] facility designers are creating care spaces that support the triple aim of the best possible outcomes delivered in the most cost-effective way, all to improve the patient experience.”

UCI Gavin Herbert Eye Insitute

This most recent accolade continues the ongoing acclaim that this project is receiving. As part of the Gold Nugget Awards, the project recently won an Award of Merit in the Education category.

Located on UC Irvine’s campus, the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute provides a landmark, program-driven building to support the University in developing and delivering next-generation care. With increased staff productivity and higher patient satisfaction, Dr. Roger Steinert, Director of the Eye Institute, stated the quality of the facility far exceeded expectations.

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For over 40 years, DES Architects + Engineers has designed working, learning, and healing environments for our clients.  As a full-service design firm headquartered in Redwood City, California, DES provides creative and sustainable solutions that serve the needs of municipal, healthcare, education, development, and science and technology clients.