A Place to Flourish: The Generative Space Health Improvement Award


The Award is given to:
The Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center, Cancer Institute
Designed by: Payette

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An annual international award to recognize and promote healthcare provider organizations that are cultivating ‘generative space’ with the intentional design of their environments to make both systemic and sustainable improvements to whole-community health.

Category Award / Competition Result
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Medical-Facility
Country United States
RegDeadline 15 May 2010 GoogleCal iCal
15 May 2010 (via Online)
Eligibility Collaborative teams with a healthcare provider and design consultant(s)
Target Field Healthcare settings in operation for 2 years or less, that demonstrate improvements for a full range of stakeholders, including the local community

The CARITAS Project seeks to identify and recognize healthcare settings—from around the world—where the focus is on improving human health through improving the design of the environment and as a result, individuals, organizations, and communities flourish.
A Place to Flourish–The 'Generative Space' Health Improvement Award will be presented at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo at the Chicago Navy Pier, September 14-16, 2010.

Tama Duffy Day (Principal, Perkins + Will, Washington, DC)
Simon Henderson (Head of Cancer Environments, Macmillan Cancer Support, UK)
Annette Ridenour (President + CEO, Aesthetics, Inc., San Diego, CA)
Dr. Mark Rowe (Founder and GP, Waterford Health Park, Waterford, Ireland)
Dr. Wayne Ruga (Founder + President, The CARITAS Project, Deerfield Beach, FL)

Exhibition and Publication

Entry Fee
$150 USD

Sufficient descriptive text(Maximum 150 words) and appropriate graphic materials, including photos, drawings, and diagrams

Notification of the judges decision: no later than 21 June 2010

The CARITAS Project

Official Website