Award Categories

Lead Sponsor

Healthcare Design (Over 25,000 sqm)

An outstanding healthcare project in a secondary or tertiary care setting that demonstrates high levels of sustainability and urban integration, creates an effective clinical environment, promotes service improvement, and provides a supportive environment for staff, patients and their families.

Lead judge:

Kate Copeland
Kate Copeland
Chair, Australian Health Design Council, Australia

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Healthcare Design (Under 25,000 sqm)

An outstanding healthcare project in a community or primary care setting that demonstrates high levels of sustainability and urban integration, transforming the quality of care services in an accessible location, and supporting the integrated needs of staff, patients and the community.

Lead judge:

Liesbeth van Heel
Liesbeth van Heel
Senior policy advisor, Erasmus MC, Netherlands
Health and Life Sciences Research

An outstanding health and life sciences project that supports the alignment of training and education, clinical research, informatics, innovation and healthcare delivery, with a focus to improve patient and population health outcomes by translating research into practice to develop integrated health services.

Lead judge:

David Powell
David Powell
Development director, Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Mental Health Design

A mental health project that, through innovative design thinking, achieves a reconciliation between the needs of the patient/resident for a humanistic environment that supports ongoing therapy, care and recovery, and the requirement for appropriate levels of safety, security and supervision.

Lead judge:

Jonathan Erskine
Jonathan Erskine
Director, European Health Property Network
Design for Adaptation and Transformation

An outstanding healthcare project that is small in scale but has a high transformational impact on resolving complex and difficult service design challenges in a location with significant constraints.

Lead judge:

Jim Chapman
Jim Chapman
Visiting Professor, Manchester School of Architecture, UK
Design for Health and Wellness

An inspirational project that encompasses services outside of traditional healthcare settings and, through an alignment of the care philosophy with the design of the environment, helps promote positive behaviours towards healthy living and wellness.

Lead judge:

Dr Liz Paslawsky
Dr Liz Paslawsky
Consultant advisor, SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange, Australia
Interior Design and Arts

An inspirational project that demonstrates exceptional skill in creating a compassionate healthcare environment that reflects and communicates the values of the healthcare provider through the integrated application of interior design with the visual arts.

Lead judge:

Alexandra Coulter
Alexandra Coulter
Director of Arts & Health South West
Future Healthcare Design

A future healthcare project that can demonstrate the potential for outstanding outcomes in masterplanning, place making, wellness and sustainability, in alignment with the strategic requirements of the healthcare provider to transform their services within the wider community, regional or national health system.

Lead judge:

Clifford Harvey
Clifford Harvey
Director, Union of International Architects Public Health Group, Canada

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Design Research Project

An independently assessed, completed and novel research study that can demonstrate innovation, relevance and practical application. The research should be original, showing critical thinking in a new field of investigation or by applying innovative methods and analysis to existing issues.

Lead judge:

Göran Lindahl
Göran Lindahl
Associate professor, Chalmers University, Sweden

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Design Innovation for Quality Improvement

An innovation in system or service design, technology or industrial design that has had a transformational impact on the design of health services and/or the patient experience, improving quality, efficiency, sustainability and accessibility of care in a specific healthcare setting or across the continuum of primary, community and secondary care.

Lead judge:

Jonathan West
Jonathan West
Healthcare Lab Leader, Research Fellow at Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art