Over the years, Healthcare Design has evolved its professional awards programs to celebrate individuals who are making meaningful contributions to the industry, with honorees ranging from organization presidents and design firm principals to researchers and construction managers, representing companies both large and small.
The first incarnation, 20 Making A Difference, began in 2006 as a peer-nominated recognition that sought to honor architects, interior designers, and consultants working to advance the design of healthcare facilities. A few years later, the program expanded into The Most Influential People in Healthcare Design and invited readers to not just nominate but also vote on the winners.
In 2013, The HCD 10 was launched, better defining categories for nominations based on 10 professional titles, including architect, researcher, facility manager, provider, and educator. Peer nominations were accepted in the fall and editors made the final decision, with winners profiled in the January issue of Healthcare Design. (The next HCD 10 will be published in the September 2016 issue, and nominations will open in spring. Stay tuned for more details.)
In some cases, even a decade later, these same professionals continue to leave a significant mark on the healthcare design field. So what exactly have they been up to since they were last profiled and how are they grappling with the industry realities facing us all today?
To find out, Healthcare Design invited past award winners to answer a few questions about what they’ve been up to, the changes they’ve seen during their careers, and what’s got them excited about the evolving healthcare design landscape.
The full Q+As will be published daily in December; click on the names below to learn what they have to say—there’s much to learn from these industry leaders, then and now.
- Rosalyn Cama, president of Cama Inc.
- David F. Chambers, president, David F. Chambers Consulting Inc.
- Tama Duffy Day, principal, Global Health & Wellness practice leader, Gensler
- Kristi Ennis, principal and sustainable design director, Boulder Associates Architects
- Lyn Geboy, principal, Cygnet Innovations Group
- Robin Guenther, principal and global sustainable healthcare leader, Perkins+Will
- Natalie Miovski Hagerty, Director, facilities planning, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Kimberly N. Montague, A&D manager, healthcare, Herman Miller Healthcare
- Derek Parker, founder and chairman, PCI
- Bruce Raber, architect, vice president, practice leader for health and wellness, Stantec
- Blair L. Sadler, senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
- Nicholas Watkins, director of research, BBH Design
- Gail Vittori, co-director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems