WASHINGTON – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has recognized five projects with its 2019 Healthcare Design Awards.
The awards recognize cutting-edge designs that help solve aesthetic, civic, urban and social problems while also being functional and sustainable, AIA said in a statement.
Recipients include healthcare building design, healthcare planning and healthcare design-oriented research. This year’s projects were awarded by a seven-member jury in the following categories.
Built: Less than $25 million (construction cost)
- The GHESKIO Tuberculosis Hospital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti | MASS Design Group
- Westlake Dermatology Concrete and Glass Pavilion, Marble Falls, Texas | Matt Fajkus Architecture
Built: More than $25 million (construction cost)
- Casey House, Toronto, Canada | Hariri Pontarini Architects
- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto (VAPA) Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center, Palo Alto, California | SmithGroup and The Design Partnership LLP
Renovations/Remodeled: Primarily built within existing hospital or clinical space or adaptive reuse of an existing building to a healthcare use.
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