The Most Innovative Product Award at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, went to AkitaBox Facility Condition Assessment Software and its team, shown below.
The Symposium Distinction Awards recognize design teams, projects and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare design industry and recognize the best and most innovative new products within the healthcare design and construction industry.
The Symposium Distinction Awards have been a celebrated and notable component of Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo since its inception 35 years ago. Our wonderful judges, James Atkinson, vice president and director, Healthcare Design and Planning for HDR, Inc; Marcus A. Budaus, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, associate principal / senior vice president for HKS, INC.; Gary W Collins, AIA, NCARB, senior director, Healthcare for Virtual Energy Solutions; Rolando Conesa, AIA NCARB principal for NELSON; and Amy Douma, AIA, NCARB, and LEED AP, vice president for HGA Architects and Engineers, have an important job evaluating submissions to choose this year’s winners, and we are so excited to honor these individuals, projects and products,” says Jenabeth Ferguson, vice president, Symposium director
The Team Award focuses on a project team that has worked together to change the face of healthcare design through innovation, creativity, efficiency and teamwork.
The User-Centered Award recognizes a healthcare design project or facility that best reflects and balances the requirements of patients, their family and practitioners.
The Adaptive Reuse Award recognizes a healthcare design project that creatively achieved the reuse of an existing structure or space originally used for another purpose.
The Individual Award seeks to distinguish a professional in the fields of healthcare planning, design, construction and operations who has displayed leadership and vision over a significant period of their career. This award looks to recognize an individual whose passion has driven their organizations or project teams to enhance the healing environment in a way above and beyond.
Winner: Tim Laboranti, principal of Healthcare Design, BDA Architects
The George Pressler Under 40 Award seeks the next generation of leaders within the fields of healthcare planning, design, construction and operations. The George Pressler Award recognizes a young professional who has demonstrated leadership and vision within their organization or project teams.
Winner: Stephen Parker, senior associate, Stantec
The Product Awards recognize innovative new products that contribute to the enrichment of a healing environment through their unique design and operational support.
Awards were presented to those outstanding new products whose unique design contributes to the enrichment of a healing environment in each of the following product categories:
Winner: AkitaBox Facility Condition Assessment Software
Winner: Altro Tegulis
Winner: Interface Desert Scapes™