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Winners Named For The 9th Annual IIDA Healthcare Design Awards
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CHICAGO – IIDA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 IIDA Healthcare Design Awards. Recognized for their outstanding originality and excellence in design and furnishings in healthcare spaces, firms were awarded across categories within Ambulatory, Hospitals, and Extended Care and Assisted Living Facilities. All submissions were also eligible for a Transformation and Innovation award recognizing projects leading the industry and advancing healthcare outcomes.

“With this annual competition, we honor healthcare interior design that features extraordinary innovations,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “This year, the winning projects encompassed exceptional esthetics, creativity, function, and solutions to various healthcare needs.”

Projects were reviewed by a panel of healthcare design professionals, including NYU Langone Medical Center Assistant Project Manager, Elsie St. Léger, Assoc. IIDA, WELL AP; Tarpaulin Studio Interior Design Lead, Anne Cunningham, FIIDA, Assoc. AIA; and Gresham Smith Interior Designer, Lakiesha Stanley, IIDA, NCIDQ.

“We were highly impressed by the forward-thinking project submissions presented during this year’s competition,” said St. Léger on behalf of the jury. “The winners showcased how innovative and solution-oriented design can impact the healing and wellness of patients, staff, and visitors.”

The 2021 IIDA Healthcare Design Awards recipients include:

Ambulatory – Cancer Center
Design Firm: GBBN (Cincinnati, OH)
Project: TriHealth Thomas Comprehensive Care Center (Cincinnati, OH)

Design Firm: HGA (Milwaukee, WI)
Project: St. Elizabeth Cancer Center (Edgewood, KY)

Ambulatory – Pediatric

Design Firm: EYP (Atlanta, GA)
Project: University of Louisville Physicians Novak Center for Children’s Health (Louisville, KY)

Ambulatory – Specialty Clinic

Design Firm: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture (Austin, TX)
Project: Westlake Dermatology, Highland Park (Dallas, TX)

Extended Care & Assisted Living Facilities – Long-term Care

Design Firm: Handel Architects (New York, New York)
Project: Inspir Carnegie Hill (New York, New York)

Extended Care & Assisted Living Facilities – Mental Health

Design Firm: UrbanWork Architecture (Minneapolis, MN)
Project: Guild Crisis and Recovery Center (Savage, MN)

Hospitals – Academic/Teaching Hospital

Design Firm: Perkins&Will (Washington, D.C.)
Project: University of Virginia, University Hospital Expansion (Charlottesville, VA)

Hospitals – Community

Design Firm: HKS Architects (Dallas, TX)
Project: Texas Health Frisco (Frisco, TX)

Best of Competition

Design Firm Name: HKS Architects (Dallas, TX)
Project: Texas Health Frisco (Frisco, TX)

Transformation & Innovation Award

Design Firm: di Domenico + Partners (Long Island City, NY)
Project: Jacob K. Javits Center Medical Station & Temporary Field Hospital (New York, NY)

Winners will be honored at an IIDA virtual reception on November 10. All winning projects can be viewed on the IIDA website. For more information, please contact competitions@iida.org.