Gow Hastings Architects receives honourable mention in healthcare interior design competition

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) recently announced the winners of the inaugural Healthcare Interior Design Competition, an international competition honouring and celebrating outstanding originality and excellence in the planning and design of healthcare interior spaces. The winners of the competition were selected from over 100 submissions from around the globe by an expert panel of interior design professionals who specialize in healthcare interiors.

The jury included: Debbie Gregory, Associate IIDA, Allied ASID, Co-founder & President, NIHD, Senior Clinical Consultant, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., in Nashville, Tennessee; Amy Lopez, IIDA, AAHID, Vice President, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. in Houston, Texas; and Peggy Noakes, FIIDA, AAHID, LEED AP, EDAC, VP, Director of Consulting for American Art Resources in Houston, Texas.

Winners were announced in four categories that included Ambulatory Care Centres, Hospice Care, Hospitals, and Senior Living & Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities. The Best of Competition was selected from the Best of Category winners.

In the Ambulatory Care Centre category, Toronto-based Gow Hastings Architects received an Honourable Mention for their Executive Medical Clinic in Toronto, as did Seattle-based NBBJ for the living Well Health Center in Redmond, Washington. ZGF Architects of Portland, Oregon took the top prize in this category with the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Brooklyn Infusion Center in Brooklyn, New York.

In the Hospice Care category, NBBJ also made their mark with the Best Of Award for the Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice in Sulaibikhat, Kuwait.

Two Honourable Mentions were given in the Hospitals category: Chicago-based HDR Architecture’s Advocate Condell Medical Center, West Tower Expansion in Libertyville, Illinois, and New York’s Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for the North Shore LIJ Katz Women’s Hospital and Zuckerberg Pavillion inNew Hyde Park, New York.

In the Senior Living & Residential Health, Care and Support Facilities category, Dallas firm Brinkley Sargent Architects took the top prize with The Summit in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Winners will be featured in the October issue of Healthcare Design magazine, as well as on the IIDA website at www.iida.org.