Building Better Healthcare Awards

Meet the Building Better Healthcare Awards judges for 2024

Published: 11-Apr-2024

This year's judging panel includes architects, directors, healthcare leaders, chief executives, experts and presidents

Considered the most credible national health and social care awards, The Building Better Healthcare Awards 2024 will bring together leading industry providers to award the finalists, highly commended and winners for outstanding work and contribution to the industry over the past year.

This year's awards feature a panel of esteemed judges representing diverse expertise and extensive experience. From architects shaping cutting-edge healthcare facilities to healthcare leaders driving innovation. Their collective insight ensures meticulous evaluation and acknowledgement of the most impactful projects in the sector. Don't miss the opportunity to showcase your achievements and be assessed by the industry's finest.



Meet the judges

Meet the Building Better Healthcare Awards judges for 2024

Steve Martin, Associate Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Steve has considerable experience in the co-ordination of large complex projects from concept design to construction detailing. He has been with the practice for 32 years, initially working on Heathrow Terminal 5 and he joined the Building Better Healthcare Awards judging panel after his work on the new cancer centre at Guy’s Hospital in London won the top trophies at the ceremony in 2017.

Meet the Building Better Healthcare Awards judges for 2024

Catherine Zeliotis, Senior Associate and Healthcare Leader, Stantec

Catherine Zeliotis is an Architect and Healthcare Leader in Stantec, with over 25 years experience within the healthcare sector. Her experience ranges from masterplanning to the clinical design of complex healthcare facilities and she joined the judging panel after her work on the new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital in London won the top trophies at the ceremony in 2017. She has specialised in the design of cancer centres and has been at the forefront of many design innovations, leading the clinical design of many award-winning cancer care projects including, Calgary Cancer Centre, Canada; and Cleveland Clinic Cancer Centres, US and UAE.

Meet the Building Better Healthcare Awards judges for 2024

Kimia Benam, Creative Director, KB Architects

Kimia Benam is the Creative Director of KB Architects and founded the practice in 2019 in London. Since graduating from Northumbria University in 2014, Kimia has worked on a number of healthcare design-led projects in several high-profile healthcare architectural firms and multidisciplinary practices, gaining invaluable knowledge in all stages of projects in the sector. Kimia leads her practice with architectural design and interior design services complimented by a project management offering which she provides as part of her practice’s scope of services.

Meet the Building Better Healthcare Awards judges for 2024

Catsou Roberts, Director of Vital Arts, Barts Health NHS Trust

Catsou Roberts is the Director of Vital Arts, the in-house arts and health group at Barts Health NHS Trust. She advocates for raising the standard of arts and health, regularly writing and lecturing on the topic. She also serves in various advisory roles including for Maggie’s, Culture Mile/CoL, Tate Exchange, Venice Architecture Biennale (Italian Pavilion 2020), and the AHRC-funded Dementia Connect. Roberts has juried several public realm design competitions, awards, and art prizes.

Meet the Building Better Healthcare Awards judges for 2024

Kevin Howell, Director of Estates and Facilities, East and North Herts NHS Trust

Kevin became Director of Estates and Facilities at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust in 2020. He has over 35 years experience in the NHS, having held a number of senior and executive estates and facilities roles, including at the Princess Royal University Hospital, Barnet and Chase Farm, and North Middlesex University Hospital. Prior to joining East and North Herts NHS Trust he was director of estates at St George’s Hospital in Tooting and was also director of environment at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Meet the Building Better Healthcare Awards judges for 2024

Dr Peter Carter, OBE

Peter Carter was Chief Executive of the Royal College of Nursing from January 2007 to August 2015. Prior to that he was chief executive of the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust for 12 years. Peter is a graduate of the Institute of Personnel and Development and has a Masters Degree and PhD from the University of Birmingham. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing, an honorary fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and an Ad Eundem of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. In 2011 he was awarded the inaugural Presidents Medal of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and in 2006 he was awarded the OBE by Her Majesty The Queen for his service to the NHS.

Meet the Building Better Healthcare Awards judges for 2024

Patricia Wilkie, President and Chairman of the National Association for Patient Participation

Patricia is a social scientist particularly interested in the patient perspective. She has spent much of her working life as a researcher in academic departments of medicine researching topics as diverse as HIV and AIDS, prescribing, and the ethical, social and psychological implications of genetic disease.  She has established patient groups in the medical Royal Colleges and other national organisations and was the first ever lay co-opted member on the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and chairman of its lay committee. She is also on the board of LTOL and a member of several advisory groups.  Patricia has an Honorary Fellowship of both the Royal College of Radiologists and the Royal College of General Practitioners and is President of the National Association for Patient Participation.

Meet the Building Better Healthcare Awards judges for 2024

Donna Fitzpatrick, Director of Project, Programme and Portfolio Management, Lexica

As a winner of the Grand Prix Design Award at the 2023 Building Better Healthcare Awards, Donna Fitzpatrick, Director of Project Management at Lexica, boasts 19 years of client-side project management expertise across higher education, healthcare, and science sectors. With adept leadership and management skills, she oversees projects from conception to defect resolution. Donna excels in planning, risk management, procurement, and contract administration, proficient in GC Works, NEC, and JCT contracts. Notable achievements include leading successful projects like a £104m hospital in central London, showcasing her talent in stakeholder engagement and strategic goal setting for project success.

Meet the Building Better Healthcare Awards judges for 2024

Russell James, Chief Revenue Officer, Specialist Door Solutions Ltd

Russell James is a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in collaborating with top healthcare architects and NHS Trusts. His expertise lies in developing new hospital designs and ensuring compliance with fire and infection control standards for doorsets. At SDS, a renowned UK manufacturer, Russell plays a pivotal role in providing specialised doorset solutions to the healthcare sector. His involvement spans from initial design discussions with architects to overseeing project completion, always prioritising durability and aesthetic appeal. Russell's passion for finding long-term solutions reflects his dedication to enhancing healthcare infrastructure.

Meet the Building Better Healthcare Awards judges for 2024

Karl Burton, Associate and Project Architect, Scott Tallon Walker Architects

Karl is an Associate and Project Architect, joining STW in 1996. He works with our healthcare team in our Dublin office and believes that good architecture can change people’s lives for the better. He looks to find tangible ways to improve patient recovery times in healthcare settings. Karl has a reputation for the successful delivery of fast-track projects requiring the coordination of multi-disciplinary teams in restrictive site conditions.

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Lyn Whitfield, Director of Content Strategy, Highland Marketing

Lyn is a journalist by background. After completing her training in local papers, she specialised in coverage of the public sector in England, the NHS, and healthcare IT. This has enabled her to follow closely the many twists and turns of recent health policy; and to report on them for specialist audiences. It has also given her an exceptional ability to advise on the reality of working with the NHS, and on communications that work for them. Lyn’s skills include strategic thinking, managing projects with a communications and publication element, editing, research, interviewing and writing.

Meet the Building Better Healthcare Awards judges for 2024

Stuart Hembury, Group Development and Commissioning Director and Chief Medical Planner, International Hospitals Group

Stuart Hembury has managed IHG’s equipping services for the past 32 years and has a proven track record of hospital-related projects prior to joining IHG. Stuart has also led International Hospital Group’s commissioning and IT projects for the previous 15 years, having delivered projects in Oman, Uzbekistan, China, Bahrain, Ghana, and Vietnam. Stuart was personally responsible for developing proprietary medical equipment scheduling software, which has been delivered in over 25 projects around the world.

How do I win?

Judges are on the lookout for projects, large and small, that demonstrate a measurable positive impact on the overall experience of patients, staff, and visitors within a healthcare environment.


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