International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announced the winners of the 2023 IIDA Healthcare Design Awards. These awards recognize design firms for creativity and innovation in the design of healthcare facilities across seven categories within Ambulatory, Extended Care and Assisted Living Facilities, and Hospitals. 

“The ever-growing needs for healthcare environments are a critical focus locally, regionally and globally,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “It’s awe-inspiring to see designers like these bridging their creative visions with the care and composition of patients, functional needs of facilities administrators, and the communities they must serve from now and into the future.”

Projects were reviewed by a panel of healthcare design professionals, including Uphealing Inc. Founder and Principal, Lilliana Alvarado, IIDA, CHID; Page Principal and Interior Design Director, Aimee Burmaster Hicks, IIDA, CHID, RID; and PhiloWilke Director of Interiors, Stephanie Fallon, IIDA, CHID.

“This year’s winners displayed sophistication, boldness, and technicality – just a few of the important key elements needed to create advanced healthcare environments like these,” Burmaster Hicks said on behalf of the jury. “The jury was mesmerized with the multi-faceted achievements of these projects and how they are moving the future of the healthcare environment boldly forward.”

The 2023 Healthcare Design Awards recipients include:

Ambulatory — Cancer Center

Design Firm: CPL

Project: FirstHealth of the Carolinas - Moore Regional Hospital Cancer Center


Ambulatory — Pediatric

Design Firm: Living Design of Sweden

Project: Tandläkargruppen Täby Centrum


Design Firm: ICRAVE

Project: St. Jude Family Commons


Ambulatory — Specialty Clinic

Design Firm: Gensler

Project: Community of Hope Family Health and Birth Center


Extended Care and Assisted Living Facilities — Independent Living

Design Firm: THW Design

Project: Corso Atlanta


Hospitals — Academic/Teaching

Design Firm: NBBJ
 Project: Atrium Health David L. Conlan Center at Carolinas Rehabilitation


Hospitals — Community

Design Firm: EwingCole
 Project: Essentia Health, St. Mary's Medical Center

Design Firm: Gensler

Project: Acibadem Atasehir Hospital


Hospitals — Pediatric

Design Firm: HGA

Project: Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children’s

Design Firm: Perkins&Will

Project: Renown Health Regional Campus, Tahoe Tower Level 5 NICU/PICU


Hospitals — Psychiatric

Design Firm: Array Architects

Project: Children's Pavilion


Hospitals — Women’s

Design Firm: Perkins&Will

Project: Virginia Mason Birthing Center


All winners will be honored and the Best of Competition as well as the Transformation and Innovation award recipients will be announced during a celebration at IIDA Headquarters in Chicago on October 12. All winning projects can be viewed