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Russ Coile Lifetime Achievement Award


The Russ Coile Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor that The Center for Health Design can bestow upon a professional in the field of health design. Established in 2007 in honor of the late Russ Coile who served on The Center for Health Design's board of directors, the award recognizes a significant body of work with lasting influence on research, theory and practice, with contributions of an individual over an entire career.

Given at The Healthcare Design Expo & Conference,  this honor acknowledges an individual’s continuous dedication to the advancement of our field whose legacy not only informs how we practice, but profoundly changes the lives of individuals we seek to serve.


Past Honorees Include: 

2007: Robert Levine, Senior Vice President, Turner Construction's Healthcare Group

2008: Norman Polsky, Fixtures Furniture Founder

2015: Roz Cama, FASID, NCIDQ, EDAC, President, Principal Interior Designer Of CAMA
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2015: Elizabeth Brawley*, AAHID, IIDA, CID, President Design Concepts Ltd.
* given at The Environments for Aging Conference

2018: Jain Malkin, CID, AAHID, EDAC, Evidence-Based Design Consultant, La Jolla, CA
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