IIDA’s Healthcare Interior Design Awards

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) recently announced the winners of the inaugural Healthcare Interior Design Competition, an international interior design competition honouring and celebrating outstanding originality and excellence in the planning and design of healthcare interior spaces. The winners of the competition were selected from over 100 submissions from around the globe by an expert panel of interior design professionals, who specialize in healthcare interiors.

The jury included:

Debbie Gregory, Associate IIDA, Allied ASID, Co-founder & President, NIHD, Senior Clinical Consultant, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., in Nashville, Tennessee

Amy Lopez, IIDA, AAHID, Vice President, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. in Houston, Texas 

Peggy Noakes, FIIDA, AAHID, LEED AP, EDAC, VP, Director of Consulting for American Art

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Winners were announced in four categories that included Ambulatory Care Centers, Hospice Care, Hospitals, and Senior Living & Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities. The Best of Competition was selected from the Best of Category winners.

“The quality of entries and depth of design talent demonstrated in the project submissions was exemplary and indicative of the breadth of complexity involved in creating effective and efficient healing spaces,” says Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, executive vice-president and CEO of IIDA. “In selecting the winning projects, the IIDA panel of judges worked to bring together their knowledge of the industry and advances in the medical field, a sense of what is relevant design, and a search for what is original. The project solutions in each category are true representatives of the power of design to promote and protect health and well-being.”

Recognition was given to the following award winners in four categories and project types:

Ambulatory Care Centers

Best of Category:

Project: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Brooklyn Infusion Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA Firm: ZGF Architects, Portland, Oregon, USA

Honorable Mention:

Project: Living Well Health Center, Redmond, Washington, USA Firm: NBBJ, Seattle, Washington, USA

Honorable Mention:

Project: Executive Medical Clinic, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Firm: Gow Hastings Architects, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hospice Care

Best of Category:

Project: Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice, Sulaibikhat, Kuwait Firm: NBBJ, Columbus, Ohio, USA


Honorable Mention:

Project: Advocate Condell Medical Center, West Tower Expansion, Libertyville, Illinois, USA Firm: HDR Architecture, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, USA

Honorable Mention:

Project: North Shore LIJ Katz Women’s Hospital and Zuckerberg Pavillion, New Hyde Park, New York, USA Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, New York, New York, USA

Senior Living & Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities

Best of Category:

Project: The Summit, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA Firm: Brinkley Sargent Architects, Dallas, Texas, USA

Best of Competition

Project: Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice, Sulaibikhat, Kuwait Firm: NBBJ, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Winners will be featured in the October issue of Healthcare Design magazine, as well as on the IIDA website, www.iida.org.

About International Interior Design Association

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is a professional networking and educational association with more than 12,000 Members practicing worldwide in more than 50 countries. IIDA is committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in Interior Design and advancing Interior Design through knowledge, value and community. IIDA advocates for Interior Design excellence; nurtures a global Interior Design community; maintains high educational standards; and supports its Members and the Profession with visionary leadership. For more than 38 years, IIDA has helped reveal new Design talent through a variety of education initiatives and Interior Design/Architecture competitions honoring local talent, including the Interior Design Competition, Global Excellence Awards and HD Product Design Competition. www.iida.org.