In a recent Wall Street Journal article entitled “More Hospitals Buy Into The Healing Powers of Public Art,” Eskenazi’s inclusion of art in the design of their campus is cited as one of three significant examples in the nation. The article by Laura Landro acknowledges that studies show “a direct link between the content of images and the brain’s reaction to pain, stress, and anxiety.” The inclusion of art as one of five principles in the design of Eskenazi’s campus and The Commonground – the plaza that serves both the hospital and the City of Indianapolis – was fundamental to LAND COLLECTIVE’s vision and implementation of the environs of the hospital.
Adam Frank’s “Arbor“, a permanent art installation inside the new Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, was selected as a 2014 Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review award recipient, the highest recognition for public art in the United States.
Rob Ley’s “May September,” a 12,000-square-foot piece of art on the Eskenazi Health Parking Garage (shown above, left), was the 2014 CODAwards recipient in the health care exterior category. The CODAwards are a national award contest that recognizes both the collaboration of the design and art of a particular project.