HGA Wins 2018 IIDA Healthcare Design Award

HGA is pleased to announce that it has been named a winner of the 2018 IIDA Healthcare Design Awards for The Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Family Foundation Molecular Imaging Center.

This annual design competition honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces.

Located within Children’s National Medical Center, The Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Family Foundation Molecular Imaging Center design features a bioluminescent ocean setting that creates a calming, interactive environment for patients and families.

“As the commercial design industry as a whole continues to place people and their needs at the center of the spaces they create, healthcare designers are paving the way forward,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “The winning projects expertly leverage design as a solution and a driver of positive patient outcomes, and serve as an example to which all of those in the profession can aspire.”

Projects were reviewed by a panel of design professionals, including: Michelle Clark, IIDA, CHID, RID, senior associate, Rees Associates; Kerianne W. Graham, AIA, senior associate and healthcare architect, NBBJ; and Anita Rossen, healthcare practice leader, Rice Fergus Miller.

All winning projects will be recognized during a special awards reception on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in the IDEA Studio at IIDA Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. Winning projects are featured on the IIDA website and will be published in an issue of Healthcare Design Magazine. For more information, contact Clare Socker, design competitions manager, at