The World Changing Ideas program recognizes products, concepts, companies, policies and designs that are pursuing innovation for the good of society and the planet. Fast Company announced the full list of winners today on its website.
The Los Angeles County+University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Restorative Care Village earned distinction as a finalist in the Spaces, Places and Cities category and received honorable mention in the General Excellence and Health and Wellness categories. The dynamic design-build project, allows for a well-rounded approach to the interrelated and complex needs of homelessness, substance abuse, mental illness, job training and medical co-morbidity.
The Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Thompson Autism Center earned honorable mention in the Best World Changing Idea, Health and Wellness, Spaces, Places and Cities and the General Excellence categories of the awards program. The center is just one of a handful of clinics across the country dedicated solely to diagnosing, managing and treating children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The project is infused with leading-edge design principles related to ASD and first hand experience from adults with autistic children.
CannonDesign has previously been recognized by Fast Company as a world changing company and one of the most innovative architecture firms in the world. Previous projects recognized as World Changing Ideas include UCSD Jacobs Medical Center, Cook County Bond Court and VCU Health’s Virginia Treatment Center for Children among others.