En­try dead­line nears for an­nual health­care fa­cil­ity De­sign Awards

Modern Healthcare - - COMMENT -

This is the fi­nal week to sub­mit en­tries for Mod­ern Health­care’s 30th an­nual De­sign Awards. The dead­line is end of day Fri­day, June 19.

Con­tem­po­rary health­care de­sign has evolved far be­yond daz­zling fa­cades and invit­ing ho­tel-like grand en­trances. Max­i­mum func­tion­al­ity, flex­i­bil­ity for pro­fes­sional staff and an in­te­rior en­vi­ron­ment that’s con­ducive to heal­ing have be­come key pri­or­i­ties in health­care ar­chi­tec­ture. In­creas­ingly im­por­tant is a build­ing’s “sus­tain­abil­ity,” fo­cus­ing on en­ergy ef­fi­ciency and en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly ma­te­ri­als and con­struc­tion pro­cesses.

The mission of the De­sign Awards com­pe­ti­tion is to rec­og­nize fa­cil­i­ties that mea­sure up to those cri­te­ria through ex­cel­lence in de­sign and plan­ning. New this year: The pro­gram now in­cludes an award cat­e­gory for “se­nior-friendly” fa­cil­i­ties, those de­signed for the spe­cific needs of older pa­tients.

The com­pe­ti­tion is open only to reg­is­tered ar­chi­tects. All types and sizes of pa­tient-car­ere­lated fa­cil­i­ties are el­i­gi­ble, built or un­built. Nom­i­nated fa­cil­i­ties can be in the U.S., a U.S. ter­ri­tory or an­other coun­try.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the en­try process, visit


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