SAN BRUNO, Calif., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aditazz was named the winner of Kaiser Permanente's "Small Hospital, Big Idea" competition. Aditazz was selected after a year-long evaluation process that concluded last week in Los Angeles when the finalists presented their designs for a small, net-zero-energy hospital that uses new technology to improve health care delivery and outcomes. Out of the 108 entrants in the design competition, Aditazz tied for the first place with M+NLB/Perkins+Will.
"We aspire to provide health care in a way that protects and enhances the environment, now and for future generations. This is an important step in that direction," said Benjamin Chu, MD, MPH, group president of Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Hawaii regions.
The revolutionary platform developed by Aditazz deploys an entirely new end-to-end process for delivering built-environments for healthcare. Kaiser's criteria for selecting the Aditazz design included creation of spaces that inspire human-to-human connection and collaboration, inclusion of civic spaces that blur the boundaries between the community and the traditional hospital setting, and extensive use of technology platforms that enable designers to virtually explore an almost unlimited number of operational and space scenarios before committing to a design.
"This victory validates the basic premise that Aditazz was founded on: Built-Environments in Healthcare are primed for disruptive innovation," said Aditazz co-founder Deepak Aatresh, a veteran of the micro-chip design industry. "The final design was a perfect amalgamation of creativity and computation – exactly what you would expect from cross-boundary collaboration," added Felicia Cleper-Borkovi, AIA, project lead for the competition, and a healthcare architect of global repute.
Aditazz (www.aditazz.com ) is a Silicon Valley based company focused on revolutionizing the Built-Environments industry. It is backed by Artiman Ventures (www.artiman.com ), a Venture Capital firm known for its White Space investment strategy, and hasAmit Shah and Ajit Singh, Ph.D. on its Board of Directors, as well as Derek Parker, FAIA, RIBA, winner of the Lifetime Leadership award from the International Academy for Design & Health, as its Senior Advisor.