HKS Honored with Six Awards at The Center for Health Design’s Health Design Expo & Conference


HKS received six awards from The Center for Health Design, announced at the HCD Expo & Conference in New Orleans on Nov. 4, 2019. HKS brought home three accolades for its projects, and three for its people.



  • Erin Peavey, HKS architect and design researcher, was named a 2019 HCD Rising Star.
  • Rachael Farrell, HKS senior medical planner, was named a 2019 Herman Miller Healthcare Scholar for Emerging Professionals in Healthcare.
  • Hannah Schultz, a Clemson University graduate and HKS 2019 Health Fellow, is the recipient of an Healthcare Environment Award in the Student category for her research project, West Ashley Surgery Center.

Each year, The Center for Health Design sponsors several award programs that recognize outstanding projects, products, and individuals that have contributed to the evidence-based design field, helped advance the healthcare design industry, or demonstrated exemplary facility design.


HKS is a team of more than 1,300 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance. The firm has nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions. HKS has a dedicated research team that digs deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes for everyone. In everything HKS does, it is mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet.