When the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, envisioned a new space for its premier breast imaging center, UMC Dimensions II, the center’s director envisioned a floor that would honor its mission: the fight against breast cancer. To better fit the center’s vision of healing, the director commissioned a full renovation, including a thoughtful reimagination of the floor that incorporated the iconic pink ribbon throughout the space.
The design team at Condray Design Group brought the vision to life. While utilizing the motif of the pink ribbon throughout the space, the design emulates a soothing, comforting atmosphere that is reassuring during a potentially abysmal period. The pink ribbon is meant to symbolize the hope for the future while evoking solidarity among those who have, have had, or have the fear of having breast cancer. Condray Design Group’s embodiment of the pink ribbon creates an element of hope while the sleek design indicates you are in a state of the art facility offering patients ease of mind.
“The material choices were outstanding, seamlessly blending highly cleanable resilient flooring necessary for healthcare environments with carpeting and soft surfaces that manage acoustics and contribute to a quiet, healing environment,” said competition judge, Andrea Hanson, AIA, WELL AP, principal, architect, licensed interior designer, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini.
Design Awards Judge Alison Woolf, LEED AP associate principal, design director, Huntsman Architectural Group, was also impressed by the project. “This is an incredibly successful renovation that is warm, bright and uplifting. The theming is spot-on, and the iconic ribbon design is inspiring for patients,” said Woolf.
Starnet Commercial Flooring, the largest network for full-service commercial flooring contractors, awarded LVR Commercial Flooring the prestigious 2021 Grand Prize for its work on the project. Now in its 23rd year, the annual competition honors the outstanding projects completed by the membership in partnership with the architects, designers and Starnet aligned manufacturing partners.
Winners for 2021 were selected by a panel of judges in six categories including corporate, education, healthcare, hospitality and public spaces, mixed-use developments, and a new Canadian Project of the Year.
Starnet Member: LVR Commercial Flooring
Architect: Condray Design Group, Inc.
Starnet Preferred Vendors: Altro, American Olean, ARDEX, Armstrong Flooring, Inc., Daltile, Henry Adhesives, Mannington Commercial, MAPEI, Tarkett Tandus Centiva, Tarkett Johnsonite, Uzin Utz North America, Inc., XL North Chemical Co.
“We were grateful for the high engagement level with the Starnet Design Awards across the entire network of partners,” said Mark Bischoff, president and CEO, Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership. “Many of these incredible installations were completed during the height of the pandemic. They showcase Starnet Members’ ability to quickly adapt and remain focused on delivering exceptional commercial interior spaces to end users during the uncertain times. The range of projects delivered highlight the true value of Starnet—the power of collaboration, and partnering with a professional flooring contractor,” he added.
While the prospect of having breast cancer is a daunting fear to have, the facilities of UMC Dimensions II reassures patients they are receiving the highest quality of care possible.