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Contract Healthcare Environment Awards 2018

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To recognize innovative, life-enhancing interior design that contributes to the quality of healthcare

Judging Criteria

  • Visual and graphic images of interior spaces that support an environment capable of improving the quality of healthcare based on sound evidence-based design principles.
  • A demonstrated response to the program statement.
  • A demonstrated partnership between the clients and design professionals.
  • Client feedback or testimony that the project seeks to improve the quality of healthcare:
    • Does it demonstrate sensitivity to patient needs and seek to improve therapeutic outcomes, enhance staff performance, and increase visitor and community participation?
    • Were higher satisfaction ratings by patients, families, and staff a key design objective?


  • A demonstrated response to the goals mentioned in the project description.
  • Visual and graphic images that support an environment capable of improving the quality of healthcare.

Rules for Entry

  • Only entries submitted electronically at  https://hcenvironment.secure-platform.com:443/a/solicitations/home/11 will be accepted.
  • Professional entries (except for conceptual) must be built and fully operational no earlier than September 1, 2016, and no later than July 1, 2018.
  • Entries must not have been entered in previous Healthcare Environment Awards competitions.
  • Firms may enter multiple projects within the same year. The projects can be in the same category.
  • Professional entries of built completed work must include a minimum six and maximum ten photographs, as well as one floor plan, all submitted in .jpg format.
  • Each professional built and conceptual entry must include a $250 entry fee. Student entries have a $25 fee. With your entry, all fees are paid online by credit card.
  • Conceptual entries and student entries must include .jpg images of renderings or photographs of models.
  • For student entry: Students must include their name, full home address, email address, and name of their school. Student entries must have been completed in either the 2016-17 or 2017-18 school years.

The decision of the judges is final. The judges reserve the right to make no award.

FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION: Entries will be accepted through Friday, August 3.