AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Awards 2017
Showcasing the best healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has selected seven recipients of the AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Awards.
The award program showcases the best healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research. Projects exhibit conceptual strengths that solve aesthetic, civic, urban, and social concerns as well as the requisite functional and sustainability concerns of a hospital.
Recipients were selected in four different categories:
- Category A: Built, Less than $25 million in construction cost
- Category B: Built, More than $25 million in construction cost
- Category C: Renovations/Remodeled: Primarily built within existing hospital or clinical space. In recognition that much of today’s healthcare building involves working within existing healthcare settings, AIA/AAH are including a new category for 2017—Renovations/Remodeled construction.
- Category D: Unbuilt: must be commissioned for compensation by a client with the authority and intention to build.
Each award recipient has a compelling story that is well-told. Presence in, and integration with its community were key factors in many of the projects this year, as were sustainability and positive contributions to the environment. They inspire us to strive for greatness in healthcare architecture.
Harvey Pediatric Clinic
The Harvey Pediatric Clinic is set in contrast to the excess of materials, weak forms, and beige tones that make up the suburban landscape that surrounds it.
Neighborcare Health, Meridian Center for Health
The Meridian Center for Health is a first of its kind: an integrated, one-stop model for health treatment and prevention for underserved Seattle-area residents.
Mercy Virtual Care Center
The Virtual Care Center exemplifies this Catholic health system’s bold commitment to the future of healthcare.
UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center
Jacobs Medical Center is designed as three hospitals in one with focus on women’s and children’s, cancer and specialty surgery.
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Suite
Working closely with key stakeholders, the design team achieved Advocate's goal of improved customer experience, safety, and outcomes.
This project is the reinvention of an abandoned building and its transformation into a state-of-the-art clinic for a young dentist and her staff.
Ambulatory Surgical Facility
This ambulatory surgical facility is a replicable prototype for the five billion people in the world who lack access to safe or affordable surgery.