Construction and Design - November 2019

Healthcare facilities are focusing on designing for flexibility

The ability to adapt and grow to patient needs, is a major concern when designing any kind of medical facility


Design of Unity Health Care Brentwood facility in D.C. focused on employee and patient experience

Unity Health Care Brentwood was recently recognized as a winner of the ASID Outcome of Design Awards


Cherokee Nation opens largest U.S. tribal outpatient health center

More than 600 pieces of Cherokee art are on display throughout the new outpatient health center


Illinois hospital's new $30 million emergency department includes an 11,000-square-foot green roof

The building is LEED-certified and 92 percent of the debris collected from its construction was recycled


New York senior facility developed on college campus

Broadview—Senior Living at Purchase College is being developed as an intergenerational senior learning community, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website


Nine design drivers for behavioral health facilities

As the need for behavioral health inpatient units becomes clear, experienced healthcare designers are thinking carefully about the supportive characteristics of their architecture.


Chicago hospital gets more than $25 million in upgrades

Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital has made infrastructure improvements over the last nine months


Florida hospital system to invest $600 million into three 'wellness villages'

Each ‘village’ will have different healthcare concepts, including fitness and medical offices


Case study: UW Health Heart & Vascular Center at ProHealth Care

Make sure your risk assessment and scenario planning are up to date and accurate


Making the case for wellness-supporting design

When health and wellness strategies dovetail with sustainability, the financial justification argument is becoming much stronger


Long Island hospital builds kid-friendly facility

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital’s new building was designed to make families more comfortable


Sutter Health combines two sites into new facility to meet seismic requirements

New million-square-foot California Pacific Medical Center Van Ness campus takes up entire San Francisco city block, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Retrocommissioning can lead to long-term energy efficiency

A recent study shows that retrocommissioning leads to persistent energy savings in commercial buildings



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