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IB 2021 Best New Development or Renovation
Commercial Design Award 


Healthcare Construction Project, Gundersen St. Joseph's Hillsboro Clinic, Wins IN BUSINESS Magazine Commercial Design Award 

New two-story Healthcare facility won 'Best New Development or Renovation - Health Care' Award.


C.D. Smith Construction is proud to be recognized along with HGA Architects and Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics on winning the IB 2021 Commercial Design Award for Best New Development or Renovation – Health Care - for their collaborative work on Gundersen St. Joseph’s new hospital and clinic facility in Hillsboro.

Madison Office Gundersen St. Joseph's Hillsboro Clinic Healthcare Project New Hospital Construction IN BUSINESS Commercial Design Awards

The 65,000 SF renovation designed by HGA Architects focused on adaptability and flexibility as an overriding theme for the new facility. Maximizing all space and room design allowing Gundersen St. Joseph’s to improve workflow efficiency and patient experience. C.D. Smith completed construction in November 2020.

Pictured in photo with Award, members of the C.D. Smith Construction, Madison team.

Date: Apr 8, 2021 | Author: Mercedes Tucker

Gundersen St. Joseph's Hillsboro Clinic Healthcare Project New Hospital Construction IN BUSINESS Commercial Design Awards

In Business magazine published its April issue featuring the winners of the 2021 Commercial Design Awards. Reference the article using the links above or scroll down for a preview of the feature article describing this beautiful new facility as documented in IN BUSINESS: GREATER MADISON | April 2021 issue.

2021 CDA Best New Development or Renovation Health Care: Gundersen St. Joseph's Hillsboro Clinic

Designers tout the adaptability and flexibility of Gundersen Health System's new 65,000-square-foot, critical-access hospital, and that's no minor point as health care strives to be both cost-efficient and care effective.

However, our CDA judges most appreciate the way the design of Gundersen St. Joseph's Hillsboro Clinic stayed true to a recent trend of institutionalizing hospitals and clinics by making them less intimidating and more inviting. So, while each room is designed to maximize every square inch of space and every space can adapt to change, the patient experience also is served by oversized southern exposed windows that allow in ample natural daylight and permit serene views of Field Veterans Memorial Lake.

Gundersen St. Joseph's Hillsboro Clinic Healthcare Project New Hospital Construction IN BUSINESS Commercial Design Awards

"What impressed me most about this project was the very generous use of natural daylight," states one judge. "The building was developed in a manner that allowed..." Check out the entire story here: Full Page Feature | April 2021 issue.







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LEED Certified Gold

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  • Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District tR2E2 Project | Green Bay | WI
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Daylight Harvesting

Floor to ceiling, energy-efficient windows throughout the C.D. Smtih headquarters optimize daylight to reduce energy consumption by offsetting the amount of electricity lightly needed to properly light spaces in the building. 

Automated Building Controls

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