Architecture - April 2015

Designing for behavioral health facilities

The next big opportunity to improve mental health care delivery lies within designers' hands

4/30/2015


Door hardware specifications for healthcare facilities

Healthcare facilities have unique door opening applications and specific door hardware requirements

4/27/2015


Designing patient- and technology-friendly clinical spaces

Nurse and design consultant says efficient, safe spaces must accommodate new technology, the human touch

4/27/2015


Seattle children's hospital emphasizes a life-affirming attitude

Hospital's new 34,000-square-foot psychiatry and behavioral medicine unit emphasizes a life-affirming attitude with patient and staff safety elements built into the design, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/24/2015


Research in the healthcare design process

High-quality research should be interwoven throughout the design process, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/21/2015


Australian hospital designed as healing tree

Lady Cilento Children's Hospital's design was based on the concept of a 'living tree' for the layout and wayfinding, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/20/2015


Design considerations for biocontainment patient care units

Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment patient care unit is the largest, and provides the best case study in facilities of this type

4/14/2015


Senior facility design scaling down

Smaller, more homelike and personalized environments that reflect and support the residents are being designed, according to an article on the Environments for Aging

4/10/2015


Designing experiences into senior facilities

Planning a successful facility includes an emphasis not just on built spaces, but on creating ageless consumer experiences, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

4/7/2015


Private resident rooms not trending in senior living

While there are supporters of the single resident room model in senior living, but in terms of code minimum, there is no mandate yet, according to an article on Environments for Aging website

4/6/2015



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