2009 STUDENT DESIGN AWARDS
On the 27th of September the third annual AfH Student Health Design Award was celebrated. Those gathered at RIBA watched presentations by the shortlisted candidates before the judges retired to an anteroom to debate and elect a winner. After an hour the judges, chaired by John Cooper AfH president, emerged to announce the results.
The awards were conceived in 2007 with the goal of bridging a perceived schism between the practicing architectural design community and the academic arena. From both perspectives, the other is often viewed as not aligning with their respective goals, be it preparing students for the challenging array of potential briefs in Healthcare or demonstrating that these vital pieces of community infrastructure can be delightful works of architecture.
The ongoing support for this event by Brookfield, the global asset management company with interest in the UK healthcare infrastructure, is vital to its success and has demonstrated a genuine commitment to the development of the quality of healthcare related design.