ARCHITECTS for HEALTH: 2008 Student Health Design Award


Children's Speech and Language Clinic
Elaine Neish, from UK, of University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

An oncology centre of tomorrow
Chi-Hang Chim, from the Netherlands, of University of Technology Eindhoven

Suleiman Alhadidi - University of Jordan
Geoffrey Chinnery - University of Western Australia
Michael Dillon - University of Kent, UK
Sarah Gilby - Manchester School of Architecture, UK
Alberto Juarez - Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
Shirly Kujawski - Israel Institute of Technology
Nicholas Lowe - University of Edinburgh, UK
Sophie Morley - University of Brighton, UK
Elaine Neish - University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Ma Yuan - Texas A&M University, USA
Chi-Hang Chim - Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

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We conceived the competition in order to diminish the stigma attached to healthcare design, to encourage academic exploration of the subject matter and hopefully and invite many more talented young architects and designers to work within it.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International Health Design Idea Competition
Genre Medical-Facility
Country UK
RegDeadline 1 August 2008 GoogleCal iCal
1 August 2008 (via Online)
Eligibility Students who are presently studying or havin completed their studies within 18 months of submission date

By establishing a focus on what is an exciting and expanding industry, AfH believes the quality of design within the healthcare sector will improve and progress as more graduate architects choose to work within it, and this in turn will encourage and motivate existing architects within the industry.
As with last year, entries will be taken of all student healthcare related designs. The project does not have to be fully resolved, and can equally be conceptual as practical. This year we will also be offering the option of using a brief as provided by AfH. Additionally we are able to offer advice and input to universities wishing to use a healthcare building type on their curriculum. Interested Tutors and students should contact AfH.

Not yet announced

Judging Process

Cash Prize, Publication and Exhibition

Entry Fee

300-600 words document and 4 number A3

Presentation of the short-listed and Judging panel deliberating: 15th August 2008

Past winners

Architects for Health

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