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Design & Health International Academy Awards

Click on the image to download the 2015 Academy Awards' Call for Entries and Submission Statements

The Design & Health International Academy Awards is the world's leading advocacy program, recognizing professional excellence in the research and practice of designing healthy environments.

The annual awards program has a significant influence on the global design of salutogenic environments that support health, wellbeing and quality of life, reflecting important aspects of the exceptional work undertaken by researchers and practitioners at the forefront of the field of design and health.

The awards are open to international organizations in both the private and public sectors participating in either research or practice, including the planning, procurement, design, construction and management of healthy built environments.

The judging panel is constructed from a group of independent experts from Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Experts in their field, the judges come from multi-disciplinary backgrounds in research and practice, bringing with them a breadth of experience in their field.

Recipients of the awards are teams and individuals who through outstanding efforts have contributed to the progress of knowledge and demonstrated vision and leadership in exemplary initiatives within the field.


The objectives of the awards are to:
  • Establish a global design benchmark for the psychosocially-supportive design and the development of healthy environment.
  • Establish a global research benchmark for papers into issues relating to the field of design and health. 
  • Reward and recognise the achievements of design and health professionals, including architects, designers, researchers, health professionals, facility managers and contractors in the successful delivery of leading edge research and innovative health-centric projects and buildings.

Click on the image links below to read about the award winners in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and most recently the 2014 Design & Health International Academy Awards, held at the Royal York Fairmont Hotel in Toronto, Canada on 12 July during the 10th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition from 9-13 July 2014.

The 2014 winners received their awards at a prestigious ceremony at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Canada The 2013 winners received their awards at a prestigious ceremony at the Brisbane Convention Centre, Australia
The 2012 winners received their awards at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The 2011 winners received their awards at a prestigious ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Boston, USA
The 2010 winners received their awards at a prestigious ceremony at the University of Toronto in Canada The 2009 winners received their awards at a prestigious ceremony at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Singapore

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