Tomorrow, February 4th, is World Cancer Day. TGB is dedicated to healthcare architecture, and we stand with survivors, fighters, and the loved ones of those who have passed from cancer. Cancer has had many advances in treatment and the earlier it is identified the higher the chances of survival. With the technology advancements, cancer is still the second leading cause of deaths in the United States in 2020 according to the CDC. A large part of this is due to disparities in treatment and overall awareness of cancer and preventative care.
As an architecture firm that creates healing spaces for cancer patients and families, we listen to understand the changing technology, community needs, and environmental factors that affect patients' health. TGB understands that healthcare should reflect the community it serves, and we seek out healthcare organizations that structure their system to meet the needs of minorities that are underserved.
Read here to learn about people's experience and how they are battling to overcome the barriers and gaps in cancer care.
Minorities and LGBTQ+ Cancer Resources:
AABCA - African American Breast Cancer Alliance, BWHI - Black Women's Health Imperative, Latinas Contra Cancer, National LGBT Cancer Network, Nueva Vida, SAGE - advocacy & services for LGBTQ+ Elders, Sisters Network Inc., American Indian Cancer Foundation
Washington Cancer Resources:
SCCA - Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutch Cancer Center, Cancer Lifeline, Cancer Pathways, WA - American Cancer Society, Cierra Sisters, Northwest Hope & Healing, Team Survivor Northwest
UICC - Union for International Cancer Control, Cancer Care, World Cancer Day
Mason Health Rehab Services Ribbon Cutting
New clinic in Shelton expands service offerings
We were excited to be at the ribbon cutting of Mason Health Rehab Services relocation to their new home in the newly named Cedar Building in December. With more than 7,000SF, the new space features a larger waiting room, with space for both pediatrics and adult patients, more aerobic equipment for adults which will reduce wait times, three private physical therapy evaluation rooms, and new special equipment to treat patients with vertigo. The pediatric treatment spaces will allow more flexibility in scheduling and treating pediatric patients. A special thank you to the design, project management, and construction teams of OAC Services, Skanska, P2S, Wood Harbinger, and PCS Structural Solutions.
As reported by Building Design+Construction Media
TGB is proud to be ranked amongst the top 170 Healthcare Sector Architecture + AE Firms by Building Design+Construction for the first time in 2022. We currently sit at 104th overall, 95th in Hospital Facility, 101st in Medical Office Buildings, and 57th in Outpatient Facility. We are very grateful for all our team members, clients, and network partners and the amazing work we accomplish together!
Top 180 Architecture Firms for 2022
As reported by Building Design+Construction Media
Photo courtesy AO
We are honored that we are recognized as one of the top 180 architecture firms in 2022 by
Building Design+Construction Media. We want to thank all of our members, clients, and partners
for helping us achieve this success.
TGB's First Obliteride
In honor of those who currently are or have battled cancer
In spirit of community engagement and giving back to our broader healthcare community,
TGB participated in our first Obliteride event this year to raise money for the great cancer research
at Fred Hutch. Thanks to the support of our network, our team raised over $5,000 for Fred Hutch
and their cancer research. We rode and walked in honor of the (too) many loved ones in our lives
that are currently battling cancer, have survived cancer, or that we've lost to cancer. There's still time
to donate if you'd like to contribute to finding a cure and supporting those that are or have
Getting Into The Weeds
TGB's volunteering experience at 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living
We had a wonderful time working on the farm today as volunteers for 21 Acres Center for Local
Food and Sustainable Living. They are a regenerative farm that is located in Woodinville and we
were tasked with weeding around their squashes! Look through to see us feed their goats!
The Regenerative Designer’s Mindset
RIAS Quarterly | Summer 2021 Edition | Rural Architecture
"The mindset of a regenerative designer is first and foremost to focus on creating conditions for health and potential. Outcomes and performance become a by-product of a healthy system."
Drawing from the wisdom of living systems and stories of regenerative potential from White Oak Pastures, Reviveolution, and the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, nRhythm and TGB Architects explore the role of a regenerative designer and how this applies to the built environment.
Regeneration is becoming a hot topic in many industries. But regeneration is not just the latest trend. It's a process and approach rooted deeply in a systemic view of life. It's an approach that recognizes that our current way of designing and managing systems is leading to degradation of soils, souls, and society and that we need a new approach.
In this article, you'll discover:
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