Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo Announces Award Winners

There were eight awards in total given out.

By HFT Staff


The Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo announced the winners of its 20223 Symposium Distinction Awards. 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 and construction industry.  

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.  

Winner: Banner Desert Medical Center – Women's Tower Expansion 

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. 

Winner: Rush University Medical Center Joan & Paul Rubschlager Building 

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.  

Winner: Quinault Wellness Center 

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.  

Winner: Leslie Hanson, Studio Practice Leader, Health, Partner at HKS 

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. 

Winner: Alexandra Vigliarolo, RA, Project Manager, Northwell Health 

Product Awards 

The Product Awards recognize innovative new products that contribute to the enrichment of a healing environment through their unique design and operational support. 

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: 

Most Innovative  

  • Winner: Vaask 

Most Sustainable  

  • Winner: ZippSpace - Smart Soft Locker Solution from Switzerland revolutionizes storage experiences worldwide 

Architect's Choice 

  • Winner: MedSlide Pro 


September 21, 2023


Topic Area: Architecture


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