2015 UIA-PHG Student Competition | Design of a mobile isolation, diagnosis and/or treatment unit for use in ebola or other communicable desease epidemics

Sponsors: International Union of Architects-Public Health Group (UIA-PHG) Global University Program in Healthcare Architecture (GUPHA) China Hospital Build Exhibition & Congress (CHBEC) and co-sponsored by Center for Health Systems & Design (CHSD) College of Architecture Texas A&M University

Type: open, student, one-stage

Eligibility: Full-time college students at the undergraduate, graduate or doctoral levels



20 April 2015 – Submission deadline


· First Prize: USD $8,000, before tax
· Second Prize: USD $5,000, before tax
· Third Prize: USD $3,000, before tax
· Fourth Prize: USD $2,000, before tax
· Fifth Prize: USD $1,500, before tax
· Honorable Mentions (up to 10 teams): USD $750, before tax

Design Challenge:

To develop a mobile unit that can facilitate the swift diagnosis, isolation and treatment of patients with Ebola or other communicable diseases, and safely transport infected patients to facilities that are able to provide appropriate care.

This competition is to seek innovative approaches that help curb the outbreak of communicable disease epidemics, increase people’s awareness of global impacts of ongoing or potential public health threats, and to encourage more students to be interested and engaged in health-related design.

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