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AIA 2021 Healthcare Design Awards highlight latest trends in designs

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) is recognizing six projects with its 2021 Healthcare Design Awards.

The awards recognize cutting-edge designs that help solve aesthetic, civic, urban and social problems while also being functional and sustainable. Eligible projects can include healthcare building design, healthcare planning and healthcare design-oriented research. This year’s projects were awarded by a seven-person jury in the following categories.

Category A Built: Less than $25 million in construction costs.

Rainier Beach Clinic, Seattle | Mahlum

The courtyards that punctuate the clinic provide views to seasonally dynamic plantings, plentiful daylighting for anchoring circadian rhythms, and opportunities for observing the stochastic movement of birds and pollinators to serve as distraction therapy for patients during treatment. Photo courtesy of AIA.

Category B Built: More than $25 million in construction costs.

Penn Medicine Radnor, Philadelphia | Ballinger

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, California | SmithGroup

The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York | Perkins Eastman

Located in a densely packed array of hospital and medical facilities in manhattan’s upper east side, the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is NYC’s largest freestanding cancer care center. Photo courtesy of AIA.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Center, Omaha, Nebraska | LEO A DALY

Viewed after dark, the signature “ribbon wall” continues to express honor for veterans. Its interlayered colored laminate contributes to blast resistance required for all VA projects. Photo courtesy of AIA.

University of Cincinnati, Gardner Neuroscience Institute, Cincinnati | Perkins&Will

Visit AIA’s website for more information on the AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Awards