IIDA Names Winners of 10th Annual Healthcare Design Awards

IIDA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 IIDA Healthcare Design Awards. These awards recognize design firms for creativity and innovation in the design of healthcare facilities across seven categories within Hospitals, Extended Care and Assisted Living Facilities, and Ambulatory.

“The future of healthcare is being seen now via these types of spaces that are critical to healthcare professionals’ and communities’ rapidly changing needs,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “It’s an honor to showcase these design visionaries as they merge the necessary advancements in patient care with healthcare administrators’ operation, organization, and hygiene demands.”

Projects were reviewed by a panel of healthcare design professionals, including former President of IIDA’s New York chapter, Elsie St. Léger, IIDA; HDR Senior Interior Designer Professional Associate, Kelley Dorsett, IIDA, CHID; and AECOM Senior Vice President and Interior Design Director, Americas, Brett A. Shwery, FIIDA, AAIA, CID.

“Each project not only exemplified the highest level of technicality required for healthcare design, but also went above and beyond in terms of ingenuity and originality,” St. Léger said on behalf of the jury. “The jury was incredibly impressed with each submitted project and is proud to honor these winners as those who stood out among their peers.”

The 2022 Healthcare Design Awards recipients include:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – Chestnut Hill – Image credit Robert Benson Photography

Ambulatory — Cancer Center

Design Firm: Payette (Boston)
Project: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – Chestnut Hill (Newton, MA)

Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic – Image credit Sean Airhart

Ambulatory — Pediatric

Design Firm: NBBJ (Seattle)
Project: Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (Seattle)

Bill Richards Center for Healing – Image credit Halkin Mason Photography
Institute for Specialized Medicine & Intervention (ISMI) – Image credit Claude-Simon Langlois

Ambulatory — Specialty Clinic

Design Firm: Gensler (Washington)
Project: Bill Richards Center for Healing (Rockville, MD)

Design Firm: HOK (Toronto)
Project: Institute for Specialized Medicine & Intervention (ISMI) (Kirkland, Canada)

Taikang Community Shen Garden Shenyang – Images by Qiuxin

Extended Care & Assisted Living Facilities — Hospice/Palliative Care

Design Firm: Interscape Design Associates (Shanghai City, China)
Project: Taikang Community Shen Garden Shenyang (Shenyang City, China)

Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center – Images by Kendall McCaugherty

Hospitals — Community

Design Firm: HGA (Milwaukee)
Project: Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center (Akron, OH)

Seattle Children’s Building Care Diagnostic and Treatment Facility – Image credit Benjamin Benschneider

Hospitals — Pediatric

Design Firm: ZGF Architects (Seattle)
Project: Seattle Children’s, Building Care: Diagnostic and Treatment Facility (Seattle)

Design Firm: Gensler (Washington)
Project: Bill Richards Center for Healing (Rockville, MD)

All winners will be honored and the Best of Competition as well as the Transformation and Innovation recipients will be announced at a reception at IIDA Headquarters in Chicago on November 17. All winning projects can be viewed on the IIDA.org. For more information, please contact Veronica Whitaker, design competitions manager, at vwhitaker@IIDA.org.


The International Interior Design Association, known as IIDA, is the commercial interior design association with a global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. We advocate for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.