Apply For ICU Design Citation Award

The ICU Design Citation award was conceived to identify and recognize a critical care unit already in operation whose design demonstrates attention to both functional and humanitarian issues. This prestigious award is co-sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health.

The deadline to submit an application is August 15, 2016.

The citation is awarded to the entry that best resolves both functional and humanitarian issues in a unique and complementary manner. The focus is on planning and design characteristics rather than process or administrative features. Units are reviewed in a blinded fashion according to the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates commitment to creating a healing environment and promoting safety and security
  • Demonstrates commitment to efficiency
  • Demonstrates attention to an innovative, unique aesthetic and creative design features

ICU Design Guidelines

Most healthcare providers have little experience designing and constructing an intensive care unit (ICU). The ICU Design Guidelines can make the process easier and the finished project more efficient, effective, safe, and patient centered.

Award Winning ICU Designs

SCCM offers an interactive, web-based program that contains the top ICU design projects since 1992, with each project reviewed in short video segments. The companion PDF document contains features and floor plans of each winning unit.

Learn more about ICU design.

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