Six HDR Projects Recognized in HCD Showcase Awards

Healthcare Design Awards Six HDR Projects in Design Showcase

HDR brought home two Awards of Merit, one Honorable Mention and several other honors from Healthcare Design Magazine’s 2018 Design Showcase Awards. Each project submitted was judged on four criteria: innovation, collaboration, aesthetics, and functionality/operational performance.

The six projects featured in this year’s awards stretch from Chicago to Atlanta to Australia and show a breadth of work that includes rehabilitation, medical centers, cancer care, translational health science, ambulatory care and genomics.

The six projects recognized include:

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, designed by HDR | Gensler in association with Clive Wilkinson Architects, won an Award of Merit and was noted as a “new spin on translational medicine that empowers patients and providers.”


Sunshine Coast University Hospital in Queensland, Australia, won an Award of Merit. The jurors “lauded the project for its regionally appropriate design, expansive outdoor gathering spaces, and connections to community.”


The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha, Nebraska, received an Honorable Mention for Creative Expression. One juror commented, “The incorporation of art and its healing powers is key to the experience of the spaces that have been created.”


The Advocate Outpatient Center – Des Plaines, located in Des Plaines, Illinois, was recognized by the jury in the categories of Aesthetics and Innovation. Advocate Health Care was also honored with the Outstanding Organization award in Healthcare Design Magazine’s HCD 10 awards program.


Northside Hospital Cherokee, located in Canton, Georgia, and Sanford Imagenetics, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, both received full page features in the August issue of the magazine. 

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At HDR, we blend our deep knowledge of healthcare delivery with our understanding of how environments can shape behaviors and outcomes to create solutions for clients that respect the human impact of their work. We seek to constantly champion human-centered design, solve real-life problems, and advance health and wellness.

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For more than a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans 10,000 employees, in more than 225 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future.