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Design Trends / Healthcare
New York Hospital Queens Astoria Primary Care Clinic
The design of most hospitals and other healthcare facilities often can look and feel cold or uninspired, but they don’t have to be. A more inviting design can lead to a clinic that becomes part of a community rather than derided. Let’s face it: No one wants to go to the doctor, but when you need to, an aesthetically pleasing building (often referred to as patient-centered design) can improve outcomes.
By Cory Sekine-Pettite
Design Trends / Restoration
Faith In Masonry
The most visible landmark in the town of Shrewsbury, Mo., is the distinctive brick bell tower of the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. A glimpse of it hints at the beauty of the masonry buildings on the Seminary campus. These structures look like they were transported to their hilltop location from a town in Tuscany. Erected in 1931, the current Seminary campus has been the center for the education of young men entering the Catholic priesthood for 85 years. Masonry not only played a major role in the construction of the original Seminary complex, but also in the renovations and upgrades.