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October 9, 2018


CHICAGO, IL - IIDA proudly announces the winners of the 2018 Healthcare Design Awards, which honor and celebrate outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces.

“As the commercial design industry as a whole continues to place people and their needs at the center of the spaces they create, healthcare designers are paving the way forward,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “These projects expertly leverage design as a solution – a driver of positive patient outcomes – and serve as an example to which all of those in the profession can aspire.”

Projects were reviewed by a panel of healthcare design professionals, including Michelle Clark, IIDA, senior associate, Rees Associates; Kerianne W. Graham, AIA, senior associate and healthcare architect, NBBJ; and Anita Rossen, healthcare practice leader, Rice Fergus Miller, Inc. – a B Corp.

The jury was pleased by this year’s array of notable submissions. “It’s important that healthcare facilities offer environments that promote employee productivity, patient satisfaction, and overall well-being. The winning entries fulfilled these challenges and more, providing successfully immersive spaces with smart concepts that highlight the relationship between design and function,” said Clark.

The 2018 Healthcare Design Awards category winners are:

Ambulatory - Cancer Center
Firm: EwingCole, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Project: Memorial Sloan Kettering Bergen, Montvale, New Jersey

Ambulatory - Specialty Clinic
Firm: Helix Architecture + Design, Kansas City, Missouri
Project: Spira Care Centers, Shawnee, Kansas

Ambulatory - Urgent Care Center
Firm: ZGF Architects LLP, Los Angeles, California
Project: Cedars-Sinai, Playa Vista Physician Office & Urgent Care, Playa Vista, California

Extended Care & Assisted Living Facilities - Long Term Care
Firm: THW Design, Atlanta, Georgia
Project: Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay, Sarasota, Florida

Hospitals - Academic/Teaching Hospitals
Firm: CannonDesign in association with NEUF Architect(e)s
Project: Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Hospitals - Pediatric
Firm: CBRE Heery, Iowa City, Iowa
Project: University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa

Firm: HGA Collaborating Offices: Los Angeles, California; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Washington, DC
Project: The Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Family Foundation Molecular Imaging Center, Washington, DC

Transformation and Innovation Award
Firm: Perkins+Will, Atlanta, Georgia; Miami, Florida
Project: The Greater Accra Regional Hospital at Ridge, Accra, Ghana, West Africa

The Best of Competition winner will be announced and all winners celebrated at a special awards reception on Thursday, November 8, 2018, in the IDEA Studio at IIDA Headquarters in Chicago. Winning projects are featured on the IIDA website and will be published in the December issue of Healthcare Design magazine.

For more information, contact Clare Socker, design competitions manager, at csocker@iida.org.

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About the International Interior Design Association
IIDA is the commercial interior design association with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. We advocate for advancement in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day. www.iida.org

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Ciara Merouan
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