Construction and Design - October 2018

Palos Health and Loyola University Medical Center designed to encouraged a feeling of intimacy

Access to natural daylight and visibility to nature were key design concepts


D.C. healthcare facility waiting room wins Generative Space Award

The Unity Health Care waiting room redesign project honored for involving community in design process


Hospitals design can affect patient outcomes

Architects and healthcare organizations are incorporating principles of social design into the built environment


N.Y. hospital rehabs pediatric activity room

Hospital for Special Surgery, an academic medical center tackled the renovation guided by a list of improvements requested by the staff, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Healthcare construction projects come with safety concerns

When hiring a construction company to build out any healthcare facility, it should be of the utmost importance to hire an organization that cares for the safety of their employees while on site


Architectural finishes can enhance patient satisfaction

HealthPartners Regions Hospital needed a solution for refurbishing patient care units in a cost-effective and expeditious way


Exhibit looks at more than 100 years of design and wellness

New show at London’s healthcare-focused gallery, the Wellcome Collection, chronicles the history of the built environment and wellbeing


Designing inclusive healthcare facilities

ADA requirements should be the starting point


Art installation designed to bring life, color to Austin AIDS clinic

Clinic features the work of a number of Austin-based artists


Mosaics used to decrease anxiety in Maryland cancer center

Design of John H. 'Jack' Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center focused on enhancing and humanizing the healthcare experience.


Flooring supports warehouse transformation to orthodontics practices

Practices would be interconnected, but each with separate reception areas


Green roofs support greener buildings

The choice of a green or vegetative roof can have multiple financial benefits for the building


Wood ceilings reinforce connection to nature at South Florida Cancer Center

Linear design serves as wayfinding tool for patients and families


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

Even when LEDs mimic sunlight, expert see LEDs as complementary to — but not replacing — daylighting strategies


How healthcare facilities earn LEED certification

LEED-certified facilities have been designed to reduce toxic exposures to occupants and the environment


UPMC plans three Pittsburgh specialty hospitals

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will invest $2 billion in the projects


Coney Island Hospital plans $738M storm-resistant renovation

The hospital will renovate its main building, which was built in 1954, and demolish an older building damaged by Superstorm Sandy


N.Y. hospital energy update could reduce annual costs by $220,000

The upgrade is expected to reduce the hospital's heating and air conditioning energy use by 50 percent


Improve patient care and healthcare operations with systems integration

A connected ecosystem of building systems in healthcare facilities offers benefits ranging from predictive maintenance to patient safety


How your healthcare facility’s design can attract patients and build loyalty

A well-designed, aesthetically pleasing facility is essential to attract and maintain patients


Healthcare facilities looking at new ways to reduce noise

Hospital noise is a growing concern for patients, family and staff


Art installation designed to bring life, color to Austin AIDS clinic

Clinic features the work a number of Austin-based artists


Study looks at impact of noise-reducing curtain in healthcare facilities

Research also examined the practical implications of adopting the enhanced curtains, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


New windows offer better thermal performance

Glazing industry has evolved to provide bigger and smarter window assemblies


Recognized interior designs include inviting, warm spaces

The International Interior Design Association announces the winners of the 2016 Healthcare Interior Design Competition


Upgrades planned for north Louisiana hospitals

Ochsner Health System will make improvements to the safety-net hospitals


New York-Presbyterian blends art with innovation

Facility has nearly 400 works of art



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