The Design & Health International Academy Awards is the world's leading advocacy program, recognizing professional excellence in the research and practice of designing healthy environments. The annual awards program has a significant influence on the global design of salutogenic environments that support health, wellbeing and quality of life, reflecting important aspects of the exceptional work undertaken by researchers and practitioners at the forefront of the field of design and health.
Perkins+Will has been honored with three awards, in the 2014 Awards Program, announced on July 12, 2014. St Mary’s Hospital in Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada was honored with two awards – the Award for Sustainable Design and the Award for Use of Art. The Greater Accra Regional Hospital at Ridge in Accra, Ghana, Africa was honored with the Award for Future Health (unbuilt projects).
The judging panel included a group of independent experts from Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Experts in their field, the judges come from multi-disciplinary backgrounds in research and practice, bringing with them a breadth of experience in their field. Recipients of the awards are teams and individuals who through outstanding efforts have contributed to the progress of knowledge and demonstrated vision and leadership in exemplary initiatives within the field.