EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms, is pleased to be named Best of Competition winner of the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) 2017 Healthcare Interior Design Competition. This competition honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces. EwingCole was recognized for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Brandywine Valley Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center.

“Designing unique and welcoming healthcare spaces can be a challenge, and EwingCole’s design team rose to the occasion by creating an innovative space for healing that feels intuitive, warm, and inspired while maintaining simplicity and elegance,” said IIDA executive vice president and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP.

The jury panel reviewing this year’s competition included Carol Doering, IIDA, AAHID, CID, LEED AP, healthcare lead, IA Interior Architects; Lisa Herriott, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, interior designer, project manager, UW Medicine | Harborview Medical Center; and Tiana Lemons, IIDA, NCIDQ, EDAC, healthcare studio leader, orcutt | winslow.

“The Brandywine Valley Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center feels inviting and playful, yet restrained, appealing to patients of all ages—a difficult balance to achieve in a healthcare setting,” said Herriott on behalf of the jury.

The Best of Competition winner was announced and all winners were celebrated during a special reception in the IDEA Studio at IIDA Headquarters in Chicago on November 6, 2017.