Gawron Turgeon Winner of IIDA Competition

| November 16, 2017

A welcoming and comfortable living room / photos by Blind Dog Photo

Scarborough, ME – Gawron Turgeon Architects, P.C. (GTA) has been named a winner of the International Interior Design Associations 6th annual IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Competition that honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces.

GTA was recognized in the category of Extended Care and Assisted Living Facilities, for The Mooring on Foreside in Cumberland.


Beautiful accessible kitchen with eat-in bar and dining room

“We are thrilled that such a very special project, which challenged current assisted living industry standards, was recognized in this manner,” stated Rebecca Dillon, principal at Gawron Turgeon Architects. “Our client was determined to erase any perception of institutional care and understood that every detail of the interior design was critical to achieve that — it was a pleasure to be an integral part of that vision.”


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.

Activities room for the residents.

“With research illustrating the link between design and positive patient outcomes, designers are making a tremendous impact on the healthcare industry,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP. “This year’s winners of the Healthcare Interior Design Competition reflect the ever-evolving and healing nature of healthcare design.”

In 2017, Gawron Turgeon Architects also won the following awards for its designs:

  • IIDA New England Healthcare Design Award Nominee | Stroudwater Lodge Assisted Living
  • Stroudwater Lodge Assisted Living | 2017 Environments for Aging Design Showcase
  • Maine Historic Preservation Award | Plummer School

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