Architecture - May 2013

BIM/VDC made a complex MEP installation possible at Lurie Children's Hospital

Twenty-three stories up, the mechanical floor at the Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago is a testament to the design and operations pressures the vertical strategy created.


Deadline approaching for submissions to 2013 AIA healthcare design journal

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) is seeking submissions for its 2013 Journal. The submission deadline is May 31.


Hospital expansion focuses on the future with a design for growth

Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, in Dover, Del., recently expanded the institution with decades of well-planned growth in mind.


Careful planning, design can have big impact on healthcare facility operations

Planning and design have tremendous impact on a facility's overall operational efficiency and ROI, not to mention occupant comfort, sustainability and more.


Texas children's hospital reinvents NICU ward with new facility design

Many factors were considered and tested when Cook Children's Medical Center in Texas decided to expand and reinvent its renowned NICU facilities.


Focus on outpatient, team-based cancer care reshapes treatment facility design

The cancer care landscape is ever-evolving thanks to a myriad of factors, most notably, a focus on team-based, outpatient treatment plans.


Hospitals set tone for patient experience through lobby design

As hospitals seek to differentiate themselves in an ever more competitive market, many are looking to their lobbies to start the patient experience off on the right foot.


Children's hospital focuses on patient-centered design in every detail

The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, which opened June 2012 in Chicago, Ill., was designed to make going to the hospital — and sometimes staying for months at a time — a little less scary of an experience for the children and their families.



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