Construction and Design - February 2014

Healthcare Design magazine honors educator

James Shraiky is the founder of the Healthcare Design Initiatives department at Arizona State University


Proper lab ventilation needed to protect to life and property

Understanding the codes and standards that guide laboratory ventilation design is key


Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion gets LEED-NC Gold certification

The exterior of the pavilion features a double-facade, high-performance glass skin that reduces heat gain and glare while providing a comfortable interior environment


Healthcare Design magazine honors Rising Star

David Ruthven, co-lead and creative director, NXT Health, gained national attention for the Patient Room 2020 project


Network technology becoming fourth utility in healthcare construction

Technology joins mechanical, electrical and plumbing as role in healthcare increases


Serene interior design and art reflect spirit of Parkinson's support facility

Every design feature needed to complement the intended outcome: the creation of a unique facility for Parkinson's patients and caregivers


Healthcare Design magazine honors Firm of the Year

Perkins+Will work with the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital attention for its waterfront facility with endless daylighting, resilient and green features and integration with the community


Ecotherapy gardens may heal the body by healing the Earth

Ecotherapy programs can be scaled to suit suburban and rural facilities with lots of landscape space or to challenging urban sites through the use of small container gardens or landscaped roofs


Architect honored by Healthcare Design magazine

Laura Poltronieri firm focuses exclusively on healthcare facilities serving children, infants, and mothers


Architect discusses influencing the next generation of designers

Healthcare Design magazine's 'Take Five' series asks healthcare design professionals about what's got their attention


Hospital offices designed for teamwork

When a team begins to design a healthcare office environment, it is important to understand the collaborative environment


Bangkok hospital focuses on attracting medical tourism business

Bumrungrad International Hospital's new women and children's campus will include concierge service on the first floor and retail and dining on the second


N.Y. laboratory a demonstration of new design ideas

Molecular Therapeutics laboratory includes more flexible spaces and a welcoming and relaxed environment for researchers


Army hospital opens first expansion in 30 years

Winn Army Community Hospital is part of a two-phase $74 million project to revitalize facility


NYSID exhibit explores design for cancer patients

New York School of Interior Design announces an exhibition called Maggie's Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care, from March 7-April 25, 2014


When reality hits the perfect hybrid OR project

Proactive strategies are needed to keep the project on track and produce a successful outcome


Simulated NICU shows impact of design on function

'Patient Experience Simulation Lab' experience is guided with input from actual clinicians, patients and families


Patient of the future offers new vision of care

Design team creates a smarter patient room that looks like it belongs in a space station


In healthcare design, patients rather than facilities are the customer

The end user of a healthcare project design is the patient, and that person defines value


How a hospital room can help patients heal

Facility design moving from being caregiver centered to patient centered


Hospital construction survey shows Obamacare spurring facilities assessment

Fifty one percent of respondents said they are considering the Affordable Care Act in senior leadership discussions about potential changes needed to existing facilities or campus design


Effective change management can help with major transitions

Using an inclusive and systematic design process helped Baltimore's Chase Brexton adeptly manage new CEOS and a remodeled historical building


Maine healthcare center's fresh look reflects surroundings

Andre Health Care Facility's interior renovation includes new light fixtures, acoustic tiles in the ceilings, furniture and floor tiles, as well as a new color scheme that reflects nearby marshes, wetlands and trees


Children's hospitals often lead the way on innovation

Calming colors on the walls, dial-up dining service and MRI machines designed for comfort are recent changes inspired by children's hospitals


Landscape designer's insights into a healing garden

Healthcare Design's 'Take Five' series asks healthcare design professionals about what's got their attention


SickKids Research Institute designed for vertical interaction

New 778,000-square-foot tower in downtown Toronto brings together 200 principal investigators and a staff of nearly 2,000 people


Renovated Craig Hospital doubles size of outpatient clinic

Englewood, Colo., facility adds 85,000 square feet of new space and approximately 135,000 square feet of renovated space including a new aquatic therapy pool


Long-term care facility renovates to fit Boomers

New assisted living facility was designed to look like an assemblage of two- and three-story townhomes, but is very much a unified structure on the interior


UK HealthCare to renovate former Lexington Dillard's store

UK HealthCare will be the anchor tenant. The clinic will consolidate patient services of UK Family & Community Medicine.


Children's Medical Center design used to unite different groups in new space

Engineering, safety, and planning design & construction needed a space that would unite them as it educated the greater organization on the value that they provide


Toronto dental facility recognized by interior design award

In addition to a new facade, the facility has a new roof with a large skylight to bring daylight into the center of the linear space. The ground floor had to be raised to meet code and that necessity became a virtue, giving the reception area, elevated above the street, a stage-like presence.


Key elements for pediatric ambulatory care spaces

Designer emphasizes flexibility, security and community ties


Take a virtual tour of The Palace at Coral Gables

Architectural and design criteria were focused on an upscale clientele of senior residents seeking to maintain their accustomed lifestyle among familiar surroundings


Boomers looking for connected long-term care facilities

They are seeking a lifestyle that allows them to remain an active part of their town or city


CEO explains Michigan hospital's luxe makeover

Hospital near Detroit feels like a luxury hotel and treats patients like guests



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