Washington, D.C. -- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) recognized seven projects with its Healthcare Design Awards for cutting-edge designs that help solve aesthetic, civic, urban and social problems while also being functional and sustainable.

AIA/AAH bestows the awards annually for leading healthcare building design, healthcare planning and healthcare design-oriented research. The seven projects were honored at the AIA AAH/ACHA Summer Leadership Summit in Chicago, Ill.

Projects were awarded by the seven-member jury in the following categories:

Project with a construction cost less than $25 million: Story County Medical Center Outpatient Unit Expansion (Nevada, Iowa; INVISION Architecture); Maggie's Centre Barts, (London, UK; Steven Holl Architects; Associate Architect: jmarchitects).

Project with a construction cost more than $25 million: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (Stanford, Palo Alto, California; Perkins+Will and HGA Architects and Planners); Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth (Monmouth, New Jersey; Perkins+Will); Cedars Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion (Los Angeles, Calif.; HOK).

Project primarily built within an existing hospital or clinical space or the adaptive reuse of an existing building to a healthcare use: Cedars-Sinai, Playa Vista Physician Office & Urgent Care (Playa Vista, Calif.; ZGF Architects LLP).

Project commissioned for compensation by a client with the authority and intention to build: Eastside Health Clinic (Portland, Ore.; Ankrom Moisan Architects).

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