Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Included Among the Best in Global Healthcare Design

(July 14, 2014) - Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, the first integrated cancer center in Australia, has been recognized with two significant global healthcare design awards, and is one of four shortlisted health projects at the 2014 World Architecture Festival.

Design and Health International Academy Awards 2014
Lifehouse is the overall winner in the Interior Design category of the Design and Health International Academy Awards. The awards program recognizes professional excellence in the research and practice of global healthcare design. HDR | Rice Daubney's Director of Health + Research, Ronald Hicks, accepted the award at the Design & Health World Congress in Toronto on July 12th.

Healthcare Design Magazine's Design Showcase
Lifehouse is one of only two projects to receive an Award of Merit – the highest honor – in Healthcare Design's annual Design Showcase. Healthcare Design is the leading healthcare architecture magazine in the US, and more than 99 projects were submitted to this year's program. 

World Architecture Festival 2014
Lifehouse has been shortlisted as one of four projects in the Health (completed buildings) category. The World Architecture Festival is the largest festival and awards competition in the world dedicated to celebrating and sharing architectural excellence from across the globe. Ronald Hicks will present the design live to delegates and an international jury in Singapore in October. The festival culminates with a prestigious awards ceremony celebrating the winners of each category.