Shim-Sutcliffe wins twice at Design & Health International Awards

Residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph, by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
Residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph, by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects

Shim-Sutcliffe Architects has received two awards in the recent 2015 Design & Health International Award program.

The Residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Toronto was the winner in the Sustainable Urban and Built Environment category, awarded for a healthcare or health community project that demonstrates sustainability performance above the mandatory norms, satisfies legislative, technical, financial and moral imperatives, and shows understanding of the principles of salutogenic and ecological design.

The Residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph also received a Highly Commended citation in the category of health projects under 40,000 square metres. This category recognizes outstanding healthcare buildings where human health considerations are as evident as clinical and managerial priorities.

The 11th Design & Health World Congress was held in July 2015 in Hong Kong, China. This international forum brings together leaders in academia, industry and government in the field of health care.

The Design & Health International Academy Awards is an annual international award program recognising professional excellence in the research and practice of designing healthy built environments. Consisting of ten categories every year across the key areas of health promotion and healthcare delivery, the program is recognised worldwide as the premier awards program in the field of design and health. The judging panels consist of leading interdisciplinary experts from Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas.