IIDA Announces 5th Annual Healthcare Interior Design Best of Competition Winner

IIDA Announces 5th Annual Healthcare Interior Design Best of Competition Winner

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has announced Stantec as the Best of Competition winner of the 2016 Healthcare Interior Design Competition for the project Florida Hospital for Women, in Orlando, Florida. This competition honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces.

"This design team rose to the challenge of creating a distinct place of healing, specifically for women," said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP. "Inspired by the femininity of nature, the facility offers a place of comfort for patients and their families with the use of soft lines, soothing colors, and natural textiles."

Projects were evaluated by a distinguished jury panel, including: Michelle Clark, IIDA, RID, LEED AP, Senior Associate, Rees Associates Inc.; Suzen L. Heeley, IIDA, Executive Director, Design + Construction, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Lisa Herriott, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, Interior Designer, Project Manager, UW Medicine | Harborview Medical Center.

"The hospital was clearly designed for women and their unique healthcare needs," Heeley said. "The soft, organic design components create an environment that embraces both patients and their families."

Photos: Courtesy of VOA Associates/Stantec Architecture

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