Rising Star Awards: Celebrating The Next Generation of Healthcare Design


Healthcare Design
is launching a new awards program this year, recognizing newcomers to the field who are positioned to be the industry’s next great leaders. The Rising Star awards will honor individuals who have been involved in healthcare design for fewer than 10 years (there is no age restriction).

Is there a student you’ve recently mentored who impressed you with their tenacity and innovative perspective on building and design? A recent graduate in your firm or on your project team who’s gained a passion for improving the lives of patients, families, and staff through design? A young professional who has quickly risen in the ranks of your organization and become an invaluable leader? Or a seasoned design veteran who’s recently turned his or her eye to healthcare and brought a fresh perspective to our built environments?

Nominations may be made by industry professionals. We’re looking specifically for a body of work over the past two years (2016-2018) that collectively sets these individuals apart. Additionally, we’re seeking details on how and why a nominee has come to embrace healthcare as a design sector and stands to be the face of the industry in coming years, so please be specific in listing these details.

Nominees must be individuals. We encourage you to nominate as many people as you like, including yourself, but you must submit a separate form for each nomination. Please note that repeated nominations of the same individual will hold no more weight than single nominations.

Please fill out the form below and use the upload buttons at the bottom to include project photos. Additional items for consideration may include social media posts that support a project/organization, a YouTube video from the nominee about their work, links to speaking engagements or webinars presented, etc.

The nomination deadline is July 13.

The winners of the Rising Star awards will be featured in the October issue of Healthcare Design and celebrated during an awards luncheon at the 2018 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference.

Please use the following form to submit your nominations.


  • You may include up to three images to supplement your nomination by using the button below. Please name your image file using the nominee's full name (e.g. "johnsmith.jpg" or "abchealthcare.jpg”). For multiple photos, add a number at the end of the file names ("johnsmith1.jpg”). Don't include spaces or special characters.


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