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Redesigning Healthcare: RIC AbilityLab

Clive Wilkinson Architects redesigned the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago into the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; A 27-story, 1.2-million-square-foot facility that gives patients 24/7 access to the brightest minds, the latest technology, and ergonomic furniture fabricated for research and recovery.Here are some pieces dTank designed and engineered for the AbilityLab, ultimately redesigning the way healthcare approaches interiors and healing spaces.

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Think Pod: Designed as a conference room for researchers and doctors to meet with an open roof, magnetic dry erase boards, and sound absorbent vinyl interiors for acoustic clarity. The pods are portable and highly functional with electrical outlets and monitor access.

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Physician Workstations: Cubicle style workstations with heavy duty steel framework, portable storage units, sound absorbent material, and locking capabilities.

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Mobile Storage Units: One-of-a-kind steel storage units for facility linens, tools, and folders.

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Light Fixture: Custom sky light fixture for the lobby with cable suspension and acrylic paneling to create an organic form.