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Healthcare Facilities Design Awards

Submission Deadline: May 25, 2018
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Past Awardees

Vertical Expansion Initiative by ARC/Architectural Resources CambridgeWing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers, Surgical Center and Bed Tower by PayetteThe Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center Cancer Institute by PayetteThe Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center Cancer Institute by Payette

Click on any of the thumbnails above to view a slideshow of recent award winners.

2018 Winning Projects

Hartford Hospital Bone and Joint Institute
Designed by Perkins+Will (Site, Exterior, Lobby Design) and HDR (Medical Planning, Interior Design, Landscape)

Designed by Höweler + Yoon Architecture

Scripps Networks Tower
Designed by Shepley Bulfinch with Barber McMurray Architects

The Burnham Family Memory Care Residence at Avery Heights
Designed by Amenta Emma Architects


Lee Dykxhoorn AIA, senior project architect, Charles Rose Architects
Sherri Rullen AIA, senior director, Planning, Design & Construction, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
​Jeffrey Zynda Assoc. AIA, principal, Perkins+Will

This program is co-sponsored by BSA Healthcare Facilities Committee and BSA Committee for Research and Innovation Design.

What projects are eligible?

Small and large healthcare projects—new facilities, renovations, and additions—of any type are eligible, including hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, medical office buildings, long-term care facilities, continuing care facilities, biomedical facilities, in-school clinics, dentist offices, specialty facilities, etc. Assisted-living, retirement, childcare, and similar facilities are not eligible in their own right, but healthcare facilities within such facilities are eligible.

Projects honored by prior Healthcare Facilities Design Awards juries are ineligible, as is work done by this year’s jurors or their firms.

Who is eligible to submit?

Anyone is eligible to submit. Massachusetts AIA member firms receive special pricing.

Where must eligible projects be located?

Projects by New England design professionals may be located anywhere.

Projects by others must be located in New England.

When must have eligible projects been built?

Projects must have been completed between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2017.

How do I submit my project?

Visit the BSA Design Awards submission page, create an account, and submit. Submissions are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline.

How much is the entry fee?

Massachusetts AIA member firms pay $150 for their first submission and $100 for subsequent submissions.

Nonmembers pay $250 for their first submission and $200 for subsequent submissions.

How are projects judged?

The judging criterion is design excellence as defined by the jury.

For more information

Contact the BSA at or 617-391-4026.

2014 Healthcare Facilities Design Awards Winners

The S/L/A/M Collaborative for Marlborough Hospital Cancer Center, Marlborough, Massachusetts
Perkins+Will for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts
Perkins+Will with Stanley Beaman & Sears for Nemour's Children's Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida
Shepley Bulfinch for Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Tsoi/Kobus & Associates with Cooper Robertson & Partners for Duke Cancer Center, Durham, North Carolina
Steffian Bradley Architects for Baystate Children’s Specialty Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
Steffian Bradley Architects for Mattapan Community Health Center, Mattapan, Massachusetts
Paul Lukez Architecture for MDCO Medical Simulation Center, Parsippany, New Jersey
Payette for Boston Children’s Hospital Mandell Building, Boston
Payette for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center | Center for Surgical Innovation, Lebanon, New Hampshire
Payette for Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Ellenzweig in collaboration with architecture+ for Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts

The 2014 Healthcare Facilities Design Awards Jury (from AIA Rhode Island)

Cynthia Gerlach AIA, associate, Robinson Green Beretta &ndsp;
Timothy Kennedy AIA, associate, n|e|m|d architects
Mehdi Khosrovani AIA, president, n|e|m|d architects

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