ACHA Legacy Project Award

American College of Healthcare Architects / Legacy Project Award

ACHA Legacy Project Award

ACHA Legacy Project Award

Building an icon

The American College of Healthcare Architects introduced the Legacy Project Award in 2014 to honor healthcare facilities of enduring design excellence. I was asked to produce a promotional ad for the inaugural event, with help from architectural designer Michael Fontanilla. The objective was for the award to be recognized as the most prestigious within this specialized field – the "Academy Awards of healthcare architecture".

Based on the College’s long-term goals, I proposed that ACHA adopt a more strategic approach to make the award a distinct and aspiring icon. Instead of using an off-the-shelf piece, I designed the trophy to be the key visual element in the promotional material developed.

With an elegant, airy yet solid feel, the trophy celebrates the design excellence, fine craftsmanship and material endurance of the award-winning facilities. Adopting a holistic design approach, the essence of the Legacy Project Award is reflected in the healthfulness of the trophy, which is created by reclaimed wood, metal and glass and assembled through environmentally sound fabrication by wood artisan Ruben Foat.

The design allows for different materials to be used for the hand-made trophy every year, adding a unique edge to the iconic form and new themes to associated campaigns.

ACHA Legacy Project Award

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ACHA Legacy Project Award

Sketches

ACHA Legacy Project Award

Concept rendering

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Fabrication

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Finished awards

ACHA Legacy Project Award

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