Symposium Distinction Awards


 Welcome to the Symposium Distinction Awards program!

The annual program recognizes design teams, projects and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare design industry. The program accepts submissions of all types and sizes of patient care-related facilities. In addition it recognizes the best and most innovative new products within the healthcare design & construction industry. Sponsored by 


AWARD SUBMISSIONS WILL OPEN MAY 10 

How to Enter

All submissions must be entered online between May 10, 2021 and October 15, 2021. Only those submissions entered online will be considered.  Click here to read our FAQ about the Symposium Distinction Awards - will be posted by mid April

PLEASE NOTE: You can not save an online entry and go back and edit or add to it later. Please prepare your submission ahead of time by downloading this document (will be available by mid March) of the questions asked and then copy & paste at the time of submission. If you take took long in the form it will time out. 
 
2021 Important Dates
May 10 - Open for Submissions
October 15 - Deadline to Submit Entries 
November 5 - Entries Notified of Results


AWARD CATEGORIES

DESIGN AWARDS
$195 per entry

Team Award
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.

For projects to qualify for this award, part of the construction phase must have taken place between September 1, 2020 and the present, and the facility must be completed and occupied at the time of submission.

User-Centered Award
The User-Centered Award recognizes a healthcare design project or facility that best reflects and balances the requirements of patients, their family and practitioners.

For projects to qualify for this award, part of the construction phase must have taken place between September 1, 2020 and the present, and the facility must be completed and occupied at the time of submission.

Adaptive Reuse Award
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.

For projects to qualify for this award, part of the construction phase must have taken place between September 1, 2020 and the present, and the facility or space must be completed and occupied at the time of submission. 

Individual Award
The Individual Award seeks to distinguish a professional in the fields of healthcare planning, design, construction and operations that have displayed leadership and vision over a significant period of their career. This award looks to recognize an individual whose passion and driven their organizations or project teams to enhance the healing environment and a way above and beyond.

George Pressler Under 40 Award
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.

 

PRODUCT AWARDS
$295 per entry

The Product Awards recognize innovative new products that contribute to the enrichment of a healing environment through their unique design and operational support. Only products introduced between September 1, 2020, and September 1, 2021 qualify for nomination for the Product Awards.

Product Award Categories
Awards will be presented to those outstanding new products whose unique design contributes to the enrichment of a healing environment in each of the following product categories:

 

2019 JUDGES

James Atkinson
Vice President and Director, Healthcare
Design and Planning
HDR, Inc
 
Marcus A. Budaus, AIA, ACHA, LEED® AP
Associate Principal / Senior Vice President
HKS, INC.
 
Gary W Collins, AIA, NCARB
Senior Director, Healthcare
Virtual Energy Solutions
 
Rolando Conesa AIA NCARB
Principal
NELSON
 
Amy Douma, AIA, NCARB, and LEED AP
Vice President
HGA Architects and Engineers