Healthcare Design is introducing a new awards program this year, recognizing newcomers to the field who are positioned to be the industry’s next great leaders. The Rising Star awards will honor individuals who have been involved in healthcare design for fewer than 10 years (there is no age restriction).

Is there a student you’ve recently mentored who impressed you with their tenacity and innovative perspective on building and design? A recent graduate in your firm or on your project team who’s gained a passion for improving the lives of patients, families, and staff through design? A young professional who has quickly risen in the ranks of your organization and become an invaluable leader? Or a seasoned design veteran who’s recently turned his or her eye to healthcare and brought a fresh perspective to our built environments?

Nominations may be made by industry professionals. We’re looking specifically for a body of work over the past two years (2016-2018) that collectively sets these individuals apart. Additionally, we’re seeking details on how and why a nominee has come to embrace healthcare as a design sector and stands to be the face of the industry in coming years, so please be specific in listing these details.

The winners of the Rising Star awards will be featured in the October issue of Healthcare Design and celebrated during an awards luncheon at the 2018 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference.

For more details and to submit a nomination, please go here. The nomination deadline is July 13.