March 21, 2016

Congratulations to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute project team for winning a National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award from the Associated Builders & Contractors in the category of Healthcare, $10-$25 million. The awards program honors high-quality merit shop construction projects that include innovation, quality workmanship, and the highest safety standards.

It’s not every day that you have a facility designed and constructed by women, for women, especially when the percent of women in the construction and architecture industries accounts for only 12 percent of the workforce (2014 US Bureau of Labor Statistics). However, from DPR’s early involvement in preconstruction, it was clear that the team of architects, designers and owner’s representatives – which just so happened to be a 90 percent female team – shared a vision for creating a facility with the patient in mind.

The final product is the strikingly beautiful Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute. This 46,000-sq.ft. facility offers the expertise of renowned clinicians, the most advanced imaging technology in the region and a myriad of holistic and educational programs and support groups, providing women in South Florida with a continuum of care.

Perhaps summed up best by Dr. Kathy Schilling of the institute, “Our goal is to meld our leading position in breast health with the significant expertise Boca Regional has in such areas as pelvic health, cardiovascular disease and other important specialties,” said Dr. Schilling. “In the new Christine E. Lynn Women's Health & Wellness Institute we have done just that and now offer a spectrum of services, all in one place and at one time.”

DPR Construction, the HKS Architects team, as well as designers and owner’s representatives are all proud to have worked on a project which will leave a truly lasting impact on women’s healthcare in the community. 

Kali Bonnell (R), project manager, and I accept the pyramid award during the 26th annual Excellence in Construction awards ceremony.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Thompson)