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32nd Annual Design Awards

Designing buildings for an uncertain future

Designing buildings for an uncertain future

By All stories by Amanda Eisenberg  |  September 08, 2017

Winners of Modern Healthcare's 32nd annual Design Awards are at the forefront of two major industry trends: building flexible spaces that can withstand dramatic changes to the healthcare delivery model and re-connecting patients and their providers to nature in environmentally friendly facilities.

Gold Award: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Gold Award: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

By Amanda Eisenberg  |  September 08, 2017

Situated in a 27-story tower with views of downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is the first-ever “translational” research hospital where clinicians and scientists work alongside rehabilitation patients.

Environmentally Friendly Award: Meridian Center for Health

Environmentally Friendly Award: Meridian Center for Health

By Amanda Eisenberg  |  September 08, 2017

This year's environmentally friendly award winner, designed by architecture and planning firm NBBJ, is adjacent to Mineral Springs Park, a site where Native Americans used red mud for healing purposes, said Brian Uyesugi, lead designer on the project. Now, the LEED Gold-certified building brings a...

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