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.
- Evidence-Based Design (EBD) Touchstone Award (Gold) for the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System’s Children’s Hospital of Richmond Children’s Hospital. On hand to accept the award was HKS’ Kate Renner, an architect, design researcher and recipient of an HCD Magazine Rising Star Award in 2018. The EBD Touchstone Awards recognize the use of an evidence-based design process in the pursuit of increasing value, improving outcomes, and engagement of stakeholders.
- ProMedica Generations of Care Tower claimed top honors in the Acute (Inpatient) Care Facilities category in this year’s Healthcare Environments Awards. The Healthcare Environment Awards honor healthcare interior architecture and design across a range of project types.
- Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Kennedy Outpatient Center was named a 2019 Healthcare Design Showcase Finalist.
- 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.