As editor of Healthcare Design, I really like all my kids—or points, slightly—equally. And whereas I might by no means select a favourite, I’ve to confess the annual Design Showcase challenge is hard to beat.
Now in its twenty third 12 months, this system itself was born from our model mission to offer perception, info, and inspiration to the healthcare design trade to assist advance the place this sector goes subsequent.
By means of the Design Showcase, we invite companies and healthcare organizations to submit the brand new work they’re most happy with, from conceptual designs to newly accomplished development.
These submissions are wealthy with particulars together with background on venture wants and drivers, challenges confronted and options carried out, in addition to flooring plans and plenty and many photos. Individuals additionally share design parts that reply to judging standards of Innovation, Aesthetics, Expertise, and Operational Efficiency.
A jury of trade professionals vets and scores these submissions to first verify they’re authorized for publication. These with the best scores change into finalists within the awards element of this system and transfer on to an in-person judging occasion the place winners are chosen.
After which all of that’s translated to Healthcare Design’s August challenge.
On this challenge, you’ll discover our editorial protection of the Design Showcase, together with interviews with the design leads behind the Award of Benefit-winning tasks and quick profiles of the Honorable Point out winners, as effectively. After which the Showcase itself begins, the place submitting companies and organizations publish their venture narratives—once more, with stunning supporting images and renderings.
Inside these pages, you’ll not solely discover invaluable particulars on the “why” and “how” behind the tasks submitted however inspiration for the way you would possibly use what’s shared to tell tasks you’re planning.
On a a lot greater stage, a assessment of Showcase will provide a by line that ties the tasks collectively and presents an understanding of the place healthcare design is at this time and the place it’s heading.
I promise you received’t assist however discover similarities—sure, in aesthetics, in fact—however within the varieties of services being delivered in addition to the challenges they’re working to resolve and methods they’re serving their communities.
Now, earlier than you dig in, permit me to acknowledge one other champion of our mission: Kristin D. Zeit. A lot of you understand Kristin as as soon as editor, then writer, and lastly portfolio director right here at Healthcare Design and Environments for Ageing.
Kristin did a lot over the previous 11 years to serve this trade and this crew—and now she’s off to start out a brand new chapter in her profession. Be part of me in wishing her luck and thanking her for the worth she’s introduced (and look ahead to her again in these pages as contributing editor).
Jennifer Kovacs Silvis is editor-in-chief of Healthcare Design. She might be reached at [email protected].