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Stem Cell Transplant & Cellular Therapies Unit

Iowa City, IA

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To create an environment within the existing University of Iowa Health Care campus that provides patients and family members an improved experience during their stay. In addition to fit, finish, and functionality of the space, infection prevention and cleanability of the space was top of mind.


The space was designed with efficiency and workflow at the forefront. Product selections were informed by conversations with staff as well as extensive onsite review of processes and existing solutions. Infection prevention and cleanability of products was an essential consideration for the fragile patient population found within this unit. Herman Miller’s Compass System’s infrastructure is specifically designed for healthcare, providing a modular series of components that can easily be assembled, removed, rearranged, and refreshed all while helping control the spread of infection without compromising on aesthetics or functionality.

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By taking a human-centered approach to the design within this unit, the architect and design team worked to create an environment that tied amenities often found in hospitality spaces with those of healing spaces to make patients and families feel more at home during longer stays within the unit. Products such as the Ava Recliner and Consoul Sleep Chair provide the essential comfort for patients and loved ones.

Featured Products:

Compass, Mirra 2 Task Chair, Sayl Stool, Everywhere Tables, Tu Metal Filing & Storage, Renew Height-Adjustable Tables, Wall-Mounted Action Office, Verus Task Chair, Florabella, Nala, Ava Recliner, Consoul Sleep Chair, Drum Table

Featured Services:

  • Design of furniture and Compass headwall & footwall
  • Installation
  • Project management

Design Partner: Studio 483 Architects

Photographer: Ford & Brown

“Through the years, I have worked with Pigott on countless projects. They have supported The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics both with outstanding service and great products. We know we can rely on the Pigott team to understand the project objectives and recommend products that will work well. They always do whatever is necessary and go above and beyond to meet our deadlines and budgets while being flexible to respond to the changing needs of our end users. I can't say enough good things about the staff at Pigott.”
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Luke Leyden | Assistant Director / Chief Architect