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The AIA/AAH Design Awards showcase the best of healthcare building design, healthcare planning and healthcare design-oriented research. The awards highlight the trends of healthcare facilities and the future direction of these facilities. Projects should exhibit conceptual strength that solve aesthetic, civic, urban, and social concerns as well as the requisite functional and sustainability concerns of a hospital. The AIA/AAH will recognize the firms for their contribution to the healthcare environment. View the 2012 Award recipient project profiles.
The awards site is now closed. This page is for informational purposes only. Submitters will be notified in early April of the jury selections.
Monday, December 10th, 2012 4:59:59pm Eastern Time
Entry Fee (per project)
AIA Member - $300.00
Non Member - $350.00
Recipients will be notified in early April.
The submission deadline date will be strictly observed; no exceptions will be made. No entry fee will be refunded for entries that are disqualified, late, or not completed. Payments and submissions will only be accepted online.
Projects may be submitted in one of five categories:
Category A: Built, Less than $25 million (construction cost)
Category B: Built, More than $25 million (construction cost)
Category C: Unbuilt
Must be commissioned for compensation by a client with the authority and intention to build.
Category D: Innovations in Healthcare Design
The Innovations in Healthcare Design category recognizes a broad array of innovative or revolutionary ideas in healthcare design, planning and implementation. Awarded projects demonstrate new ideas that benefit the profession and can be applied by others to improve the overall quality of services provided by Healthcare Architects and/or Healthcare Providers.
Category E: Master Planning Urban Design for Healthcare Settings
The Healthcare Master Plan/Urban Design Award recognizes distinguished achievements that involve the role of the architect in master planning and/or urban design of healthcare developments and projects. Projects may consist of individual projects, planned developments, places, design elements, and programs that contribute to the quality of healthcare related developments. Healthcare services must be the majority and/or anchor of the plan. Since many urban design projects are never completed in the traditional sense, incomplete projects or ongoing programs may be recognized.
Because this is a program that will evaluate modern trends in healthcare design, projects submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2008.
1. Projects may be re-submitted in future year's competitions, as long as they still meet the submission requirements. Projects that have received an AIA/AAH award are not eligible for resubmission in the same category.
2. Projects may be located anywhere in the world, but must have been designed by an architect licensed in the United States or in one of its territories at the time of the project's completion. "Completion" is synonymous with "substantial completion" as defined in the standard AIA documents governing construction.
3. The submitting architect may qualify as a member of a design team, whether or not serving as the head of the team. When one architect is not the sole author, all other participants contributing substantially to the design of the project must be given credit as part of the submission, regardless of professional discipline.
4. For multiple building projects, the architect submitting the project (or portion thereof) shall offer detailed evidence of authorship of each portion of the project.
5. Any project that credits any 2013 National AIA Healthcare Design Awards jury member or their firm as architect, associate architect, consultant, or client is ineligible and will be disqualified if submitted.
6. Communication with 2013 National AIA Healthcare Design Awards jurors by the entrants is inappropriate. All architects of award-winning projects will be required to verify they had no written or verbal communication with any 2013 National AIA Healthcare Design Awards jurors regarding any submitted project from the time of submittal to completion of the jury process.
Winning entries become the property of the AIA and will be retained in the collections of the AIA Library and Archives.
Joan Saba, AIA, Chair, NBBJ, New York City
Orlando T. Maione, AIA, Maione Associates, Albany, New York
Mike Mense, FAIA, mmense Architects, Anchorage
Kathy Reno, Joint Commission Resources, Inc., Oak Brook, Illinois
Bill Rostenberg, FAIA, Stantec, San Francisco
Bryan Shiles, AIA, WRNS, San Francisco
Ron Smith, AIA, Design At The Intersection, LLC, Houston
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