The Healthcare 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 associated with a healthcare setting.
- Projects submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2016.
- Projects that have received a Healthcare Design award are not eligible for resubmission in the same category. Projects may be re-submitted in future year's competitions, as long as they still meet the submission requirements.
- 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.
- 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.