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Swedish Edmonds (Wash.) Ambulatory Care Center

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The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has announced the winners of the 2016 Healthcare Interior Design Competition, which it says honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of health care interior spaces. Nine of the 10 winners come from the United States, and one of the projects is based in China.

“Now more than ever, designers play a critical role in the health care [field], providing evidence-based solutions that contribute to positive patient outcomes, as well as the well-being of caregivers and health care workers,” says IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP. “This year’s winning submissions showcase exceptional health care design, with an eye toward form, materiality, function and innovation that is creating positive, healing environments.”

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JiangSu Province Immigration Quarantine and Inspection & International Travel Hygiene Center, Nanjing, China

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The competition was split between ambulatory care centers and hospitals, with subcategories in both.

Winners for the ambulatory care category include:

  • Swedish Edmonds (Wash.) Ambulatory Care Center; NBBJ, Seattle
  • Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut, Norwalk; Amenta Emma Architects, Hartford, Conn.
  • Camp Smile, Excelsior, Minn.; Shea Inc., Minneapolis
  • JiangSu Province Immigration Quarantine and Inspection & International Travel Hygiene Center, Nanjing, China; Robarts Spaces, Beijing
  • Diane L. Max Health Center, Planned Parenthood, Queens, N.Y.; Stephen Yablon Architecture, New York City

Winners in the hospitals category include:

  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia; EwingCole, Philadelphia
  • University of Georgia Veterinary Medicine Learning Center, Atlanta; Perkins+Will, Atlanta
  • Florida Hospital for Women, Orlando; VOA (now Stantec). Orlando, Fla.
  • Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, Md.; THW Design, Atlanta
  • The Forest at Duke, Durham, N.C.; CJMW Architecture + Interior Design, Winston-Salem, N.C.
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Florida Hospital for Women, Orlando

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The competition was judged by Michelle Clark, IIDA, RID, LEED AP, senior associate, Rees Associates Inc.; Suzen L. Heeley, executive director, design + construction, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Lisa Herriott, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, interior designer, project manager, UW Medicine | Harborview Medical Center.

“In health care facilities, putting patients and their caregivers at ease is vital and design can make a significant difference in the quality of a person’s experience. The winning entries all showcased inviting, warm spaces designed to evoke feelings of calm and comfort,” said Clark on behalf of the jury.

IIDA will announce the Best of Competition winner Nov. 13.