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Gawron Turgeon Architects Wins International IIDA Interior Design Award

Monday, October 23, 2017

Scarborough, Maine; October 12, 2017 – Gawron Turgeon Architects, P.C. is proud to announce that it has been named a winner of the International Interior Design Associations 6th annual IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Competition. This competition honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces. Gawron Turgeon Architects, P.C. (GTA) was recognized in the category of Extended Care and Assisted Living Facilities, for The Mooring on Foreside in Cumberland, Maine.

“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.

“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.”

GTA, along with all winning projects, will be published in an issue of Healthcare Design magazine, featured on the IIDA website, and promoted on IIDA social media networks to more than 300,000 followers.

For more information about Gawron Turgeon Architects, P.C. please contact Cara Tachibana, GTA Marketing Director, at

For more information about The Mooring on Foreside community, please contact the President of the community, Lynn Peel, at

For more information regarding IIDA and/or their competitions, please contact Liz Moran, IIDA design competitions director, at