PITTSBURGH – PPG Industries announced that two buildings honored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as 2015 Healthcare Design Award winners incorporate PPG coatings and glass.

Bridgepoint Active Healthcare in Toronto, cited by AIA for its expansive views and abundant natural light, includes metal panels finished with DURANAR® SUNSTORM® aged-zinc coatings and shadowbox spandrels painted with DURACRON® china white coatings. Part of a THERMO-3 Series curtain wall by Sota Glazing Inc., the panels and spandrels complement narrow floor-to-ceiling “pop-out” windows that give dimension to the exterior design of the building while connecting patients to the outdoors.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Center in Spokane, WA, was designed by Mahlum Architects with SOLARBAN® 60 glass on the curtain wall, which provides open views of the surrounding cityscape through a glass-walled play area for patients, and Solarban 70XL glass for skylights that top the building’s double-height atrium.