Architecture - August 2014

Design features can influence nurse job satisfaction

Study finds environment can help communication and teamwork


Hospital room design helps healing

Patients asked for 30 percent less pain medication in redesigned room


Balancing present, future needs with design

To conceptualize new elements, a full-scale mock-up and logistics work session should be organized very early in design


Boston Children's Hospital building designed for quiet

Facility's patient rooms structured for longer hospital stays


Healthcare spaces affect attitudes, behaviors

Traditional exam rooms can be intimidating environments


New Indiana hospital adopts patient-centered design

Cameron Memorial Community Hospital focusing on safety and comfort


Creating healthcare workplace efficiencies

Architects and designers can play a role in helping to create spaces that are more operationally efficient, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Post-occupancy evaluation measures success of clinic design

Evaluation reveals that the clinic realized an 83 percent reduction in staff footsteps, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Hospital maximizes light with tintable glass

Electronically tintable glass at Fairview Ridges Hospital also boosts energy efficiency


Health City Cayman Islands blends low costs, tropical setting

It's going to take some major changes for hospitals in the U.S. to compete with coral-sand beaches and high-quality healthcare offered at a low price


Why does design thinking matter?

Design firms can deliver design thinking to solve complex problems blending together design and strategic thinking, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website


Designing behavioral health outpatient facilities

Coordinated care trend is gaining traction with the design of outpatient behavioral health practices, according to an article on the Behaviorial Healthcare website


Healthcare projects honored for design

Eight projects named in AIA's National Healthcare Design Awards, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Improving patient flow can significantly reduce costs

Maine Medical Center demonstrates how operational efficiency can lower design and construction costs


Design can contain germs in the ER

Private rooms for patients and an isolation room can support infection control


Designing for veterans

The built environment can help solve post traumatic stress disorder


Challenges for healthcare designers

Designers called on to help healthcare organizations act on the known - and unknown - changes on the horizon, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website


Designing for population health

By looking through the client's eyes, designers can gain a new understanding of how design can bend the health and wellness curve


Georgia skilled nursing facility designed for neighborhood feel

$28 million Columbus facility is set on 28 acres with an outdoor rehab courtyard and different walking surfaces to simulate orchard gardens


Philadelphia children's hospital expanding ambulatory care network

New center is being designed to create an environment that children and teenagers would find fresh and interesting, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Active living trend expected to stick around

Older adults are demanding more from their long-term living environments than just a place to live, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website



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