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.

SUBMIT ONLINE HERE

How to Enter

All submissions must be entered online between April 1, 2017 and July 28, 2017. Only those submissions entered online will be considered. 
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PLEASE NOTE: You can not save an online entry and go back and edit to add to it later. Please prepare your submission ahead of time by downloading this document of the questions asked and then copy & paste at the time of submission.
 
2017 Important Dates
April 1 - Open for Submissions
July 28- Deadline to Submit Entries
August 18 - 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, 2015 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, 2015 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 October 1, 2015 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, 2015, and September 1, 2016 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:

 

2017 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
Associate Principal
Forum Studio
 
Rolando Conesa, AIA
Principal
MGE Architects
 
Amy Douma
Associate Vice President
HGA Architects and Engineers