Washington, D.C. -- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) is recognizing five projects with its 2019 Healthcare Design Awards. The awards recognize cutting-edge designs that help solve aesthetic, civic, urban and social problems while also being functional and sustainable. Recipients can include healthcare building design, healthcare planning and healthcare design-oriented research. This year’s projects were awarded by a seven-member jury in the following categories.

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

The GHESKIO Tuberculosis Hospital (Port-au-Prince, Haiti | MASS Design Group)
Westlake Dermatology Concrete and Glass Pavilion (Marble Falls, Texas | Matt Fajkus Architecture)

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

Casey House (Toronto, Canada | Hariri Pontarini Architects)
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto (VAPA) Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center (Palo Alto, California | SmithGroup and The Design Partnership LLP)

Category C: Renovations/Remodeled: Primarily built within existing hospital or clinical space or adaptive reuse of an existing building to a healthcare use.

Studio Dental II (San Francisco | Montalba Architects)

All five projects were honored at the AIA AAH/ACHA Summer Leadership Summit in Chicago on July 27.

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