Architecture - September 2014

HVAC considerations in hybrid OR design

To maximize future flexibility, designers should consider using an integrated ceiling system rather than a monolithic design


New ambulance bay built to improve safety and efficiency

Janesville, Wis., hospital's new structure can accommodate five ambulances


Resolute Health's Wellness Campus features green spaces, walking trails and gardens

Healthcare Design website article offers a photo tour of New Braunfels, Texas, facility


Architect talks of 'restorative design'

In TEDMED talk, architect discusses healthcare's move away from harmful built environments, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


New hospital in Ireland has intimate feel

Building is a series of smaller connected blocks, with the buildings nearest to the entrance limited to two and three stories, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Ghana Ridge Hospital design inspired by Kenyan culture

465,560-square-foot facility to have 600 beds and more than 12 surgical suites


Daylight's benefits coming to surgical areas

Facilities are incorporating daylighting into the surgical environment, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Design Showcase honored projects have unique challenges

Projects are unique in their challenges and the design solutions their design teams created to address them, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Laser Spine Institute plans ambulatory surgery center

New 176,000-square-foot facility in Tampa to include corporate HQ


Cancer center healing garden offers calming respite

Landscaped outdoor garden space features indigenous plants, a manmade stream and winding paths


Innovations become the new design standard

Access to natural daylight or the use of healing art are no longer unusual, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Australian cancer center lauded for daylighting

The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse in Camperdown, Australia, earned a Healthcare Design Showcase Award of Merit, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Healthcare design awards announced

Awards chronicle the industry's pursuit to define, design and create the ideal healing environment


Balancing care with efficiency

Operational analysis and digital modeling help visualize both the design and operational variables


Urgent care centers provide easy access, cost control

Massachusetts health system opening its second site in September and is planning two more in the region


Behavioral healthcare facility design is about patient dignity

One key is finding a balance between staff safety and the need for patients to feel in control of their healing experience, according to an article on the Behavioral Health website.


Fire station to add health facility

California town will incorporate healthcare facility within new fire station



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