Healthcare Design Awards Promote Projects That Heal

Main entrance exterior and plaza, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (Photo/John Edward Linden Photography)
Awards program highlights latest trends in healthcare facility designs.

WASHINGTON- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) is recognizing six projects with its 2021 Healthcare Design Awards.

The awards recognize cutting-edge designs that help solve aesthetic, civic, urban and social problems while also being functional and sustainable. Eligible projects can include healthcare building design, healthcare planning and healthcare design-oriented research. This year’s projects were awarded by a seven-person jury in the following categories.

Rainier Beach Clinic: The courtyards that punctuate the clinic provide views to seasonally dynamic plantings, plentiful daylighting for anchoring circadian rhythms, and opportunities for observing stochastic movement of birds and pollinators to serve as distraction therapy for patients during treatment. (Photo/Benjamin Benschneider)

Category A Built: Less than $25 million in construction costs.

Rainier Beach Clinic, Seattle | Mahlum

Category B Built: More than $25 million in construction costs.

Penn Medicine Radnor, Philadelphia | Ballinger

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, California | SmithGroup

The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York | Perkins Eastman and Ennead Architects

The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Located in a densely packed array of hospital and medical facilities in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the building is NYC’s largest freestanding cancer care center. (Photo/Andrew Rugge-Perkins Eastman)

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Center, Omaha, Nebraska | LEO A DALY

University of Cincinnati, Gardner Neuroscience Institute, Cincinnati | Perkins&Will

Visit AIA’s website for more information on the AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Awards.