The official shortlist for the European Healthcare Design Awards 2018 has been announced, following a hard-fought competition and intensive judging process.
The awards, which celebrate and recognise professional excellence in the design of healthcare environments both in Europe and around the world, caught the interest of architects, healthcare leaders, academic researchers and innovative solutions providers from all over the globe. The extremely high standard of entries received meant the judges had an unenviable task in whittling them down to a final shortlist.
Comprising organisations and project teams in the running for ten awards across primary, community, secondary and tertiary levels of international healthcare provision and delivery, the shortlist is as follows:
Healthcare Design (Over 20,000 sqm)
Lead judge: Marte Lauvsnes, Sykehusbygg, Norway
Panel judges: Tricia Down, Southmead Hospital, UK; Ganesh Suntharalingam, Intensive Care Society, UK
Healthcare Design (Under 20,000 sqm)
Lead judge: Liesbeth Van Heel, senior policy advisor, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Netherlands
Panel judges: Coen van den Wijngaart, Art & Build, Belgium; Hank Adams, HDR, USA
Mental Health Design
Lead judge: Jonathan Erskine, European Health Property Network, UK
Panel judges: Alice Liang, Montgomery Sisam, Canada; Mungo Smith, MAAP, Australia
Interior Design and Arts
Lead judge: Alexandra Coulter, director, Arts & Health South West, UK
Panel judges: Vivienne Reiss, arts consultant, UK; Pam Bate, Hopkins Architects, UK
Future Healthcare Design
Lead judge: Cliff Harvey, director, Union of International Architects Public Health Group, Canada
Panel judges: Yvonne Lim, MoHH, Singapore; Hieronimus Nickl, Nickl & Partner, Germany
Design for Adaptation and Conversion
Lead judge: Visiting Professor Jim Chapman, Manchester School of Architecture, UK
Panel judges: Chris Shaw, Medical Architecture, UK; Jane McElroy, NBBJ, UK
Design Innovation for Quality Improvement
Lead judge: Jonathan West, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, UK
Panel judges: Christine Chadwick, GE Healthcare, Canada; Danny Gibson, MJ Medical, UK
Design for Health and Wellness
Lead judge: Dr Liz Paslawsky, consultant advisor, SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange, Australia
Panel judges: Helina Kotilainen, architect, Finland; Jonathan Wilson, Stantec, UK
Health and Life Sciences Design
Lead judge: David Powell, development director, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, UK
Panel judges: Karin Imberdorf, Lead Consultants, Switzerland; Tye Farrow, Farrow Partnership Architects, Canada
The judging process for the Design Research Award is ongoing, with the shortlist for this category announced at a later date.
Lead judge: Dr John Zeisel, president, Hearthstone Alzheimer’s Care, USA
The awards, which are organised by Architects for Health and SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange, will be presented at an illustrious ceremony during the final session of the European Healthcare Design 2018 Congress & Exhibition on 12 June. The awards make a significant contribution towards the development of knowledge and standards in the design of healthcare environments around the world.
The awards evaluation committee features international researchers, practitioners and policy advisors, who bring specialist multidisciplinary expertise to the specific categories they have been invited to judge.
The shortlist and winner of each award are determined by a category chair, supported by two other judges with proven expertise in their field. This robust evaluation methodology ensures a balanced and transparent decision-making process.