The time has come once again here in the HEALTHCARE DESIGN offices to begin the search for our new class of the Most Influential People in Healthcare Design.

To get started, we’re going to need your help. We’ve opened up nominations to the public so we can hear from you, our readers, about who you think are the best architects, interior designers, facility managers, and researchers out there today.

Most importantly, though, we want to know why you think they’re leaders in the industry in 2011. What projects did they play a key role in this year? What research did they conduct over the past 12 months? What makes your nominee someone who should make our list of the 2011 Most Influential People in Healthcare Design?

Before you get started, we do have a couple of requirements. One, nominations may only be made by industry professionals. And, two, submissions by students will not be considered.

The only other reminder I’d like to leave you with is that repeated nominations of the same individual will hold no more weight than a single nomination—so there is no need to submit multiple forms nominating one person.

Now, go get to it and let us know who your picks are for 2011 at, and share this link with your colleagues—maybe you’ll be making the list this year! The nomination deadline is Tuesday, September 6.