The AIA Healthcare Awards program showcases the best of healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research. Projects exhibit conceptual strengths that solve aesthetic, civic, urban, and social concerns, as well as the requisite functional and sustainability concerns of a hospital.

Serving as jurors for the 2009 awards were: Stephen Yundt, AIA, ACHA, of CO Architects, Los Angeles; Julie Snow, FAIA, of Julie Snow Architects, Minneapolis; Rolf Haarstad, AIA, of Hord Coplan Macht, Inc., Baltimore; Tom Howorth, FAIA, of Howorth Architects P.A., Oxford, Mississippi.

The following individuals evaluated designs in the Innovations in Research, Planning, and Design Research category: Peter Bardwell, FAIA, of Bardwell + Associates, LLC, Columbus, Ohio; David Allison, AIA, of Clemson University School of Architecture, Clemson, South Carolina; Scot Latimer, AIA, of Kurt Salmon Associates - Health Care Consulting Group, Evergreen, Colorado; and Janet Sisolak, Project Director of MD Anderson Cancer Center Capital Planning & Management, Houston.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) honored three healthcare facilities with this year's AAH Design Awards. The recipients were:

Category A: Built, Less than $25 million (construction cost)

Providence North Portland Clinic, Portland, Oregon Mahlum

Category B: Built, More than $25 million (construction cost)

Peter O. Kohler Pavilion, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon

Perkins + Will in Joint Venture with Petersen Kohlberg & Associates

Category C: Unbuilt

Cancer Center, Hospital, Cancer Research Institute

HKS, Inc. in Joint Venture with UHS Building Solutions

Healthcare Design 2009 November;9(11):173