As editor of Healthcare Design, I really like all my kids—or points, fairly—equally. And whereas I might by no means select a favourite, I’ve to confess the annual Design Showcase concern is hard to beat.
Now in its twenty third 12 months, this system itself was born from our model mission to supply perception, data, and inspiration to the healthcare design trade to assist advance the place this sector goes subsequent.
Via the Design Showcase, we invite companies and healthcare organizations to submit the brand new work they’re most happy with, from conceptual designs to newly accomplished development.
These submissions are wealthy with particulars together with background on challenge wants and drivers, challenges confronted and options carried out, in addition to flooring plans and plenty and plenty of photos. Contributors additionally share design parts that reply to judging standards of Innovation, Aesthetics, Expertise, and Operational Efficiency.
A jury of trade professionals vets and scores these submissions to first affirm they’re authorised for publication. These with the very best scores turn out to be finalists within the awards element of this system and transfer on to an in-person judging occasion the place winners are chosen.
After which all of that’s translated to Healthcare Design’s August concern.
On this concern, you’ll discover our editorial protection of the Design Showcase, together with interviews with the design leads behind the Award of Benefit-winning tasks and quick profiles of the Honorable Point out winners, as effectively. After which the Showcase itself begins, the place submitting companies and organizations publish their challenge narratives—once more, with lovely supporting pictures and renderings.
Inside these pages, you’ll not solely discover invaluable particulars on the “why” and “how” behind the tasks submitted however inspiration for the way you may use what’s shared to tell tasks you’re planning.
On a a lot greater stage, a evaluation of Showcase will provide a via line that ties the tasks collectively and gives an understanding of the place healthcare design is immediately and the place it’s heading.
I promise you received’t assist however discover similarities—sure, in aesthetics, after all—however within the kinds of amenities being delivered in addition to the challenges they’re working to unravel and methods they’re serving their communities.
Now, earlier than you dig in, enable me to acknowledge one other champion of our mission: Kristin D. Zeit. Lots of Kristin as as soon as editor, then writer, and lastly portfolio director right here at Healthcare Design and Environments for Growing old.
Kristin did a lot over the previous 11 years to serve this trade and this group—and now she’s off to start out a brand new chapter in her profession. Be part of me in wishing her luck and thanking her for the worth she’s introduced (and look ahead to her again in these pages as contributing editor).
Jennifer Kovacs Silvis is editor-in-chief of Healthcare Design. She may be reached at [email protected].