Sponsored by Contract magazine in conjunction with The Center for Health Design and Vendome Group, LLC, the Healthcare Environment Awards recognize excellence in new or renovated healthcare facility design since 1989.
Purpose: To recognize innovative environments that contribute to the quality of healthcare.
Who Can Enter: Architects, , and s.
Entry Criteria: Projects (except for conceptual) must be built and in use by June 1 of the year of entry.
- Acute (inpatient) Care Facilities
- Ambulatory (outpatient) Care Facilities
- Long-Term Care/ Assisted Living Facilities
- Health and Fitness Facilities
- Landscape Design
- Conceptual Design
- Student Category - Projects demonstrating innovative design solutions (products, settings, technology) that enhance the quality of healthcare delivery.
NOTE FOR STUDENT CATEGORY:
Awards will be given for innovative design solutions that enhance the quality of healthcare delivery. Entries can include, but are not limited to, healthcare products (furniture, furnishings, etc.); healthcare settings (patient areas, examination rooms, corridors, etc.); or technology (equipment, systems, etc.).
• Visual and graphic images of interior spaces that support an environment capable of improving the quality of healthcare based on sound evidence-based design principles
• A demonstrated response to the program statement
• A demonstrated partnership between the clients and design professionals
• Statement describing client feedback or testimony that the project seeks to improve the quality of healthcare: Does it demonstrate sensitivity to patient needs and seek to improve therapeutic outcomes, enhance staff performance, and increase visitor and community participation? Were higher satisfaction ratings by patients, families, and staff a key design objective?
FOR PROFESSIONAL CONCEPTUAL AND STUDENT ENTRIES:
• A demonstrated response to the goals mentioned in the project description
• Visual and graphic images that support an environment capable of improving the quality of healthcare
• Winners will be announced at an awards presentation during the 2013 HEALTHCARE DESIGN Conference in November 2013, in Orlando.
• An award will be presented to each winner.
• Winners will be required to assemble presentation boards of projects for display at the 2013 HEALTHCARE DESIGN Conference.
• First-place winners will receive a complimentary registration to the 2013 HEALTHCARE DESIGN Conference.
• Winners will be featured in the October 2013 issue of Contract magazine, which focuses on healthcare design, and at The Center for Health Design’s web site: healthdesign.org.
• Only those that had won or received honorable mention in each category will be notified.
Each entry will be reviewed by a jury of designers and architects with expertise in healthcare design.
Confirmed jurors are: Patrick Leahy, director of architecture at Burns & McConnell; Joan Saba, AIA, FACHA, partner at NBBJ; Rebecca Kleinbaum Sanders, AIA, associate vice president at HGA Architects and Engineers; and Terri Zybrowsky, adjunct faculty at the University Minnesota.
Recognition: First-place winners are awarded one complimentary registration to the annual HEALTHCARE DESIGN conference. Winners and Honorable Mentions are recognized during an official awards ceremony at the conference, receive specially designed awards, and are published in Contract magazine.
Deadline for Entry: Tuesday, July 2, 2013, Entry Submission page live Tuesday, May 28, 2013
All submittals, complete with payment, must be received electronically by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. For questions, email Cody Calamaio at ccalamaio [at] contractdesign [dot] com
• Only entries submitted electronically will be accepted.
• Professional entries (except for conceptual) must be built and fully operational no earlier than September 1, 2011, and no later than June 1, 2013. Entries must not have been entered in previous Healthcare Environment Awards competitions.
• Each entry must include at least six and no more than 10 images.
• Each professional entry must include a $250 entry fee. Student entries have a $25 fee.
• The decision of the judges is final. The judges reserve the right to make no award.
2012 Award Winners
- Kaleida Health, Gates Vascular Institute and UB Clinical Translational Research Center by Cannon Design, winner
- Baystate Medical Center by Steffian Bradley Architects, honorable mention
- Legacy Health Randall Children's Hospital by ZGF Architects, honorable mention
Ambulatory (outpatient) Care Facilities
- Old Town Recovery Center by SERA Architects, winner
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Brooklyn Infusion Center by ZGF Architects, honorable mention
- Mercy Medical Center Rooftop Gardens by Mahan Rykiel Associates with the Whiting Turner Contracting Company, winner
- Rehab + Scape by Alex Ge of Clemson University, winner
- Heart Care by Akshay Arvind Sangolli of Texas A&M University, honorable mention
The jurors for 2012 were: Jason Freeland, AIA, ACHA, vice president and director of healthcare design at Heery International; Robin Guenther, FAIA, principal at Perkins+Will and board member of The Center for Health Design; Shannon Kraus, AIA, ACHA, MBA, senior vice president and managing director at HKS Architects.