The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announced the winners of the 2017 Healthcare Interior Design Competition, which recognizes outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces. “Commercial interior designers play a critical role in the healthcare industry, providing evidence-based solutions that contribute to positive patient outcomes and the well-being of caregivers and healthcare employees,” IIDA executive vice president and CEO Cheryl S. Durst said in a release. “This year’s winners exemplify exceptional healthcare design that puts patients and their caregivers at ease while creating positive healing environments.”

This year’s Best of Competition winner is EwingCole for the Brandywine Valley Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in Glen Mills, Pa. This year’s competition also featured the first-ever Transformation and Innovation Award, which recognizes a project that is leading the industry and advancing healthcare outcomes. Parra-Müller Arquitectura de Maternidades in Madrid, Spain, was presented with the Transformation and Innovation Award for the Natural Birth Unit at University Hospital HM Nuevo Belén project in Madrid, Spain. (For more on this project, check out HCD’s December issue or click here.)

The jury panel reviewing this year’s competition included Carol Doering, IIDA, AAHID, CID, LEED AP, healthcare lead, IA Interior Architects; Lisa Herriott, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, interior designer, project manager, UW Medicine | Harborview Medical Center; and Tiana Lemons, IIDA, NCIDQ, EDAC, healthcare studio leader, Orcutt|Winslow.

The category winners of the 2017 Healthcare Interior Design Competition include:

Ambulatory – Ambulatory Surgery Center

Project: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Naples, Naples, Fla.

Firm: Gresham, Smith and Partners, Nashville, Tenn.


Project: Memorial Sloan Kettering – Josie Robertson Surgery Center, New York

Firm: Perkins Eastman, New York


Ambulatory – Cancer Center

Project: Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth, Middletown, N.J.

Firm: Perkins+Will, New York


Project: Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland

Firm: Stantec Architecture, San Francisco


Ambulatory – Pediatric

Project: Brandywine Valley Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center, Glen Mills, Pa.

Firm: EwingCole, Philadelphia


Project: Stanford Children’s Health Specialty Services, Sunnyvale, Calif.

Firm: HOK, San Francisco


Ambulatory – Specialty Clinic

Project: Kaiser Permanente Roseville Behavioral Health, Roseville, Calif.

Firm: Lionakis, Sacramento, Calif.


Project: UCSF Ambulatory Care Center 5, Heart & Vascular Clinic, San Francisco

Firm: Taylor Design, Irvine, Calif.


Ambulatory – Urgent Care Center

Project: Indigo Urgent Care Clinics, Tacoma, Wash.

Firm: BCRA, Inc., Tacoma, Wash.


Extended Care & Assisted Living Facilities – Long Term Care

Project: Sun City Kobe, Kobe, Japan

Firm: BAMO, San Francisco


Project: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium – Patient Housing, Anchorage, Alaska

Firm: KPB Architects, Anchorage, Alaska


Extended Care & Assisted Living Facilities – Skilled Nursing Facility

Project: The Mooring on Foreside, Cumberland, Maine

Firm: Gawron Turgeon Architects, Scarborough, Maine


Project: Evergreen Homeland, Shanghai, China

Firm: Robarts Spaces, Beijing, China


Extended Care & Assisted Living Facilities – Mental Health

Project: The Burnham Family Memory Care Residence at Avery Heights, Hartford, Conn.

Firm: Amenta Emma Architects, Hartford, Conn.


Hospitals – Academic/Teaching Hospitals

Project: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago

Firm: HDR | Gensler in association with CWa, Chicago


Project: The Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn.

Firm: HDR and Perkins+Will, New York


Hospitals – Community

Project: Erlanger Health System East Campus Addition and Renovation, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Firm: HKS, Inc., Atlanta


Project: UC San Diego, Jacobs Medical Center, La Jolla, Calif.

Firm: Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign, Los Angeles


Hospitals – Pediatric

Project: Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, The Woodlands, Texas

Firm: FKP, Houston


Project: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Medical Behavioral Unit, Philadelphia

Firm: ZGF Architects LLP, New York


Hospitals – Psychiatric

Project: MultiCare Health System Adolescent Behavioral Health at Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, Wash.

Firm: Clark/Kjos Architects, Portland, Ore.


Hospitals – Women’s

Project: Natural Birth Unit at University Hospital HM Nuevo Belén, Madrid, Spain

Firm: Parra-Müller Arquitectura de Maternidades, Madrid, Spain


Project: Gagua Clinic – Maternity Hospital, Tbilisi, Georgia

Firm: Tsutskiridze + Architects, Tbilisi, Georgia


For more information on the competition, visit