HILARY NAVRATIL 

RDG Planning and Design

SAY IT LOUD - Nebraska Exhibitor

Nebraska Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

No two clients are the same so it’s important to understand their stories and express their vision through design & the built environment. Frank Gehry also asserted that, “architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for time- lessness.”

HILARY NAVRATIL 

Bio:

I’ve excelled at BIM coordination efforts, thoroughly produced contract documents following with construction and submittal oversite, helping set myself up for successful contributions to a variety of market sectors. This cross-pollination between markets is important because this helps users to seamlessly transition from one building to another. I’m also a dedicated member of the local IIDA Great Plains Chapter & help to influence the interior design legislative efforts in Nebraska.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

Per Polly Pocket’s request for a larger house, I would draw floor plans for her. I’m still bewildered a 7yo knew how to draw one! All jokes aside, I toured an design firm in 8th grade & thought this profession was the perfect blend of art & science.

 

What do you do?

I blur the lines between interiors & architecture, creating well-rounded environments for users to experience – extending the site aesthetic indoors or vice versa – something especially important given we spend nearly 90 percent of our time indoors.

What excites you in the work you do?

Impacting the design and gaining knowledge of the entire process, helps fuel my passion the de- tails. I nerd out about how designs come together because for me, the attention to details are what take the building from good to great.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

No two clients are the same so it’s important to understand their stories and express their vision through design & the built environment. Frank Gehry also asserted that, “architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for time- lessness.”

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

The Lauritzen Outpatient Center comprised of hard-working team members who valued high levels of communication, respect and collabora- tion that led to the distinct honor of a Healthcare Design Award from my local IIDA chapter.

 

Featured Project Name: 

Lauritzen Outpatient Center & Fritch Surgery Center

 

Featured Project Location: 

Omaha, Nebraska

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

December, 2016

Role in Featured Project: 

Interior Architecture & Design, Construction Administration, Problem-Solver Extraordinaire

 

Featured Project Description:

The Lauritzen Outpatient Center is a “one stop shop” health care facility, designed to bring users together in one convenient place. The efficient “Disney” principle - one entry for physicians & a second for patients - makes the exam rooms flexible, maximizing utilization and fluctuation based on needs. The building is knit together through two major concepts: “suture” as connection & “dressing” as protection. These concepts drove design decisions, wrapping from the exterior to the interior.

Photography Credit:

Brad Anderson (Interior) / AJ Brown (Exterior)

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