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

Research Project Awarded for a completed, innovative, independently assessed, piece of research focused on a particular aspect of the design, function, construction, financing or maintenance of a healthcare facility or addressing a relevant topic concerning public health in the context of the working environment.

*Projects should be in design or under construction –  An award for the design of a future any built environment that recognizes the changing role of the built environment in relation to health and wellbeing of people or local community. The project must demonstrate a ‘Salutogenic’ vision for healthy environments that addresses anticipated socioeconomic challenges of the future.

Awarded for a healthcare project or any type of health community and urban planning completed after 1 January 2008 that 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 to recognize a therapeutic space that enhances the health, wellbeing and quality of life of the patients, staff and visitors. Preference will be shown to innovative projects, which show understanding of the principles of salutogenesis, respect the privacy and dignity of patients, as well as provide a enjoyable experience that reduce stress.

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An award for an outstanding healthcare building where human health considerations are as evident as clinical and managerial priorities. The project must demonstrate an understanding of the principles of salutogenesis, and show how innovative design permits ongoing flexibility of use and addresses issues of sustainable healthy building.

An award for an outstanding healthcare building where patient-centred considerations are as evident as clinical and managerial priorities. The project must demonstrate an understanding of the principles of salutogenesis, and show how innovative design permits ongoing flexibility of use and addresses issues of sustainability

An award for a mental health facility where an effective reconciliation between operational requirements for security and supervision and the imperative for a civilizing and humane environment that supports therapeutic intervention is evident. Submissions should show an understanding of the principles and practice of salutogenesis.

An award that recognizes the effective application of creative endeavor which further advances knowledge of the potential of the arts to support therapeutic outcome and impact the health process. Preference will be given to success in new and innovative approaches of using Art in public spaces to create mental process and thereby stimulate positive emotional experience.

Awarded to a healthcare leader & visionary who as shown an ongoing and lifelong commitment to enhancing the health, wellbeing and quality of people’s lives through their dedication to healthcare design. The award recognizes the human and personal qualities needed to push back the boundaries of progress and inspire future generations

To submit an award nomination, contact us via the form below

Past Award Winners

Vienna 2017

Hong Kong 2015

Toronto 2014

Brisbane 2013

Kuala Lumpur 2012

Boston 2011

Singapore 2009