The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) is recognizing seven projects with its Healthcare Design Awards for cutting-edge designs that help solve aesthetic, civic, urban and social problems while also being functional and sustainable.

Details for each of the awarded projects are available online.


AIA/AAH bestows the awards annually for leading healthcare building design, healthcare planning and healthcare design-oriented research. The seven projects were honored at the AIA AAH/ACHA Summer Leadership Summit in Chicago on Saturday, July 28. Projects were awarded by the seven-member jury in the following categories.

“Category A Built” represents a project with a construction cost that was less than $25 million:

“Category B Built” represents a project with a construction cost that was more than $25 million:

“Category C Renovations/Remodels” represents a project primarily built within an existing hospital or clinical space or the adaptive reuse of an existing building to a healthcare use:

  • Cedars-Sinai, Playa Vista Physician Office & Urgent Care, Playa Vista, California | ZGF Architects LLP.

“Category D Unbuilt” represents a project commissioned for compensation by a client with the authority and intention to build: