Holistic wellbeing is at the very heart of Chow:Hill’s healthcare design philosophy. We strive to create caring and supportive healthcare environments in which every key aspect of wellness – emotional, physical, social and cultural – is considered. Our approach is informed and inspired by extensive research into the nature of healing environments, of which the Architecture of Hope is one striking example.
How we apply these concepts in practice – for hospice care, mental health, cancer care, stroke rehabilitation, community and regional hospitals –stems from our commitment to collaboration, trust and respect.
A depth of knowledge and design intelligence informs the strategic methodology behind all our health projects. This enables our team to push the boundaries of healthcare design while incorporating current models of care into our design solutions. Whatever the scale of the project, from the refurbishment of Starship Hospital’s Day Stay Unit to the construction of Waipapa, Christchurch Hospital’s Acute Services Building, that goal remains the same. We want to provide the best people-centred design possible. Because of extensive user group consultation, our collaboratively constructed environments provide future-focused solutions and achieve the right mix of facilities and services, benefiting patients, clinicians, visitors, nursing, administrative and service staff alike.
Chow:Hill’s long-standing relationships with many of New Zealand’s healthcare providers sees us take a proactive leadership role, liaising with project partners, consultants and stakeholders to ensure the coordination and consistency of technical solutions and specialist requirements for successful completion.