Award Categories

Lead Sponsor

Healthcare Design (Under 25,000 sqm)

An outstanding healthcare project in a community or primary care setting that demonstrates high levels of sustainability and urban integration, transforming the quality of care services in an accessible location, and supporting the integrated needs of staff, patients and the community.

Lead judge:

Jonathan Erskine
Jonathan Erskine
Director, European Health Property Network
Healthcare Design (Over 25,000 sqm)

An outstanding healthcare project in a secondary or tertiary care setting that demonstrates high levels of sustainability and urban integration, creates an effective clinical environment, promotes service improvement, and provides a supportive environment for staff, patients and their families.

Lead judge:

Diana Anderson
Diana Anderson
Healthcare Architect at Stantec Architecture
NHS Healthcare Design

An outstanding healthcare project in any setting for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) that demonstrates new design thinking to sustainably transform the quality of care services in a compassionate and humanistic environment for staff, patients and families.

Lead judge:

Beatrice Fraenkel
Beatrice Fraenkel
Chair, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Mental Health Design

A mental health project that, through innovative design thinking, achieves a reconciliation between the needs of the patient/resident for a humanistic environment that supports ongoing therapy, care and recovery, and the requirement for appropriate levels of safety, security and supervision.

Lead judge:

John Cole
John Cole
Honorary Professor, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Design for Conversion or Infill

An outstanding healthcare project that is small in scale but has a high transformational impact on resolving complex and difficult service design challenges in a location with significant constraints.

Lead judge:

Jim Chapman
Jim Chapman
Emeritus Professor, Manchester School of Architecture, UK
Design for Health and Wellness

An inspirational project that encompasses services outside of traditional healthcare settings and, through an alignment of the care philosophy with the design of the environment, helps to promote positive behaviours towards healthy living and wellness.

Lead judge:

Dr Liz Paslawsky
Dr Liz Paslawsky
Consultant advisor, SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange, Australia
Interior Design and Arts

An inspirational project that demonstrates exceptional skill in creating a compassionate healthcare environment that reflects and communicates the values of the healthcare provider through the integrated application of interior design with the visual arts.

Lead judge:

Susan Francis
Susan Francis
Programme director, Architects for Health, UK
Future Healthcare Design

A future healthcare project that can demonstrate the potential for outstanding outcomes in masterplanning, place making, wellness and sustainability, in alignment with the strategic requirements of the healthcare provider to transform their services within the wider community, regional or national health system.

Lead judge:

Birger Stamso
Birger Stamso
Head of project strategies – buildings and property, South Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority

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Design Research Project

An independently assessed, completed research study that can demonstrate current relevance and practical application in the design of healthcare services and environments. The research should show application of a rigorous methodology, and how it is supporting innovation and inspiring future studies.

Lead judge:

Dr Ruzica Bozovic Stamenovic
Dr Ruzica Bozovic Stamenovic
Associate Professor, National University of Singapore

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Design Innovation for Quality Improvement

A technological or product innovation that has had a transformational impact on the design of healthcare services and/or the patient experience, improving the quality, efficiency and accessibility of care in a specific healthcare setting or across the continuum of primary, community and secondary care.

Lead judge:

Jonathan West
Jonathan West
Healthcare Lab Leader, Research Fellow at Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art