Submit Award Nominations

Submit Award Nominations

The Design & Health International Academy Awards is the world’s leading advocacy program, recognizing professional excellence in the research and practice of designing healthy environments.

The awards are open to international organizations in both the private and public sectors participating in either research or practice, including the planning, procurement, design, construction and management of healthy built environments.

Recipients of the awards are teams and individuals who through outstanding efforts have contributed to the progress of knowledge and demonstrated vision and leadership in exemplary initiatives within the field.

The judging panel is constructed of a group of independent experts from Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Experts in their field, the judges come from multi-disciplinary backgrounds in research and practice, bringing with them a breadth of experience in their field.

Awards Categories

An award for an outstanding project showing the synthesis of human interaction with the built environment. The project must demonstrate the successful execution of effective clinical design, salutogenesis, sustainability and show how innovative design permits ongoing flexibility in use whilst achieving user satisfaction for patients, staff and visitors.

An award for an outstanding project showing the synthesis of human interaction with the built environment. The project must demonstrate the successful execution of effective clinical design, salutogenesis, sustainability and show how innovative design permits ongoing flexibility in use whilst achieving user satisfaction for patients, staff and visitors.

The award is presented to innovative solutions which will shape the future and have a positive impact on overall health care settings. Entries can be submitted across a variety of fields, including technology, sustainability, quality of user experience, healthy city design etc.

An award for a completed, innovative, independently assessed research project, which is focused on a particular aspect of design, function, construction, financing or maintenance of a healthcare facility or addressing a relevant topic concerning the public health in the context of the built environment.

An award for a health care, community or urban planning, which can demonstrate sustainability performance above the mandatory norm, satisfies legislative, technical, financial and moral imperatives, and shows understanding of the principles of salutogenic and ecological design.

An award for a project which promotes a healthy and supporting work environment for staff, which enhances health and wellbeing. Focus will be given to innovative concepts, which promote stress reduction and knowledge exchange.

An award for excellence of an integrated project team, achieving varying degrees of integration in the complex, interdisciplinary field of healthcare planning and construction.

An award for excellence in design with a synthesis of a patient friendly, healing environment that supports therapeutic intervention, whilst effectively integrating operational requirements for security and supervision.

An award for excellence of a design project, demonstrating a comprehensible, manageable and meaningful environment with the quality of fostering a strong sense of coherence and community amongst its users and promotes their health and wellbeing through stimuli, experience and emotion.

This award recognizes an outstanding young leader age 35 or younger, who has made significant contributions to the wider field of health care design. There is no entry form for this award. Enquiries regarding nominations should be sent to global@designandhealth.org

Awarded to visionary leader who has shown outstanding achievements during a lifelong commitment to enhancing the health, wellbeing and quality of people’s lives. The award also recognizes the professional and personal qualities and inspiration to future generations. There is no entry form for this award. Enquiries regarding nominations should be sent to global@designandhealth.org

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Past Award Winners

Vienna 2017

Hong Kong 2015

Toronto 2014

Brisbane 2013

Kuala Lumpur 2012

Boston 2011

Singapore 2009