The International Interior Design Association (IIDA; Chicago) announced the winners of the 2021 IIDA Healthcare Design Awards, which recognize originality and excellence in design and furnishings in healthcare spaces.

Projects were reviewed by a panel of healthcare design professionals, including Elsie St. Léger, assistant project manager at NYU Langone Medical Center (New York); Anne Cunningham, interior design lead at Tarpaulin Studio (Seattle); and Lakiesha Stanley, interior designer at Gresham Smith (Charlotte, N.C.).

Submissions were judged in specific categories, including ambulatory, hospitals, and extended care and assisted living facilities. Transformation and Innovation Awards were also named for projects leading the industry and advancing healthcare outcomes.

The 2021 IIDA Healthcare Design Awards include:

Ambulatory – Cancer Center

Project: TriHealth Thomas Comprehensive Care Center, Cincinnati

Firm: GBBN, Cincinnati


Project: St. Elizabeth Cancer Center, Edgewood, Ky.

Firm: HGA, Milwaukee


Ambulatory – Pediatric

Project: University of Louisville Physicians Novak Center for Children’s Health, Louisville, Ky.

Firm: EYP, Atlanta


Ambulatory – Specialty Clinic

Project: Westlake Dermatology, Highland Park, Dallas

Firm: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, Austin, Texas


Extended Care and Assisted Living Facilities – Long-term Care

Project: Inspir Carnegie Hill, New York

Firm: Handel Architects, New York


Extended Care and Assisted Living Facilities – Mental Health

Project: Guild Crisis and Recovery Center, Savage, Minn.

Firm: UrbanWork Architecture, Minneapolis


Hospitals – Academic/Teaching Hospital

Project: University of Virginia, University Hospital Expansion, Charlottesville, Va.

Firm: Perkins&Will, Washington, D.C.


Hospitals – Community

Project: Texas Health Frisco, Frisco, Texas

Firm: HKS Architects, Dallas


Best of Competition

Project: Texas Health Frisco, Frisco, Texas

Firm: HKS Architects, Dallas


Transformation & Innovation Award

Project: Jacob K. Javits Center Medical Station & Temporary Field Hospital, New York

Firm: di Domenico + Partners, Long Island City, N.Y.