Construction and Design - January 2017

Pa. rehab center renovates for a more relaxing feel

Shenandoah Heights facility installs murals depicting local sites


Conn. healthcare facility offers concierge-style services

Newton physicians' office built with patient comfort and privacy in mind


Addiction facility in Berkshires takes advantage of natural setting

Swift River Massachusetts in the Berkshire mountains has an abundance of natural wildlife that can be used as a resource to help ground clients, according to an article on the Behavioral Healthcare Executive website


Physical therapy facilities are changing with market

Physical therapy practices are adjusting to changes in technological advancements


Healthcare design patients of all ages

Designers look for ways to design healthcare facilities for hard-to-classify 'boomers'


Chicago convent turned into cancer center

As healthcare demand grows, existing spaces are being adapted to fill needs


Video: Adaptive reuse in healthcare

Architect posts a talk on dealing with 'retailization' of outpatient care


Decentralized nursing stations can come with unintended consequences

Nursing stations were moved to lessen walking distances for nurses and allow for more time at the bedside


Supporting team-based healthcare through design

Teamwork areas feature collaborative space that provide separation from the exam areas


Designing healthcare facilities that benefit community life

Facilities can be interwoven into the fabric of urban life


2016's most expensive hospital renovation projects listed

Becker's Hospital Review gathers 34 of the most expensive hospital facility expansions or renovations announced or completed in 2016


Healthcare architect discusses designing beyond big data

Healthcare Design asks Don Thomas, principal and director of interior design at BWBR, to share what’s got their attention


Key aspects of wayfinding

A comprehensive wayfinding strategy lives at the intersection of healthcare facility design and communication, according to an article on the healthcare Design website


Biophilic design supports behavioral health

Because biophilia results in environments that comfort, it’s relevant to the design of behavioral health spaces, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Micro hospitals among 2016 healthcare trends

Small facilities allow providers to offer access to quality healthcare at a substantially lower cost than building a more traditional hospital, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Trends in clinic design come with construction challenges

In line with the expansion of technology across healthcare, cable routing and coordination will become mandatory for effective construction and operations, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Illuminating Dallas’ new Parkland Hospital

Biggest challenge was the scale of the project, so the lighting design was kept as simple as possible


Funding issues challenge the greening of healthcare facilities

System says savings generated in adjustments to operations cannot be used to make further capital investments


Designing a quiet healthcare facility

Pervasive noise elevates stress, blood pressure, heart rates and perception of pain, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website



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