Architecture - June 2019

Community and staff input informs new North Dakota hospital

The project has included an education and design workshop process


The intersection of design and healthcare

Besides aesthetics, hospitals are seeking architectural updates that improve safety, environmental friendliness and patient/staff satisfaction


Healthcare architecture market exhibits 4.1% CAGR, increasing medical tourism to fuel demand

The number of healthcare architecture establishments are also expected to increase during the forecast period 2018-2025 owing to the high demand for design consultant for healthcare facilities


Extreme weather changing design standards

Senior care facilities are adopting resilient design and planning strategies, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website


Acoustics concerns making more noise in healthcare facilities

In addition to helping patients heal, hospitals are also motivated to reduce noise levels as it impacts funding and is part of the building code


New Orlando rehab center has hotel feel

The facility has a lot of angles and curves and relied on evidence-based design practices


Strategies to improve facility collaboration

Facility managers should respond to the trend toward collaboration


Hospital designs suite to calm patients undergoing MRI

The new wide-bore MRI at the OSF Centers for Health in Peoria, Ill., features a four-inch-larger tube


How healthcare facility design can improve patient well-being

Exposure to daylight as well as acoustical and thermal comfort are key


What does the future of healthcare facility design look like?

Changes to the design of a facility can be implemented for a number of reasons, ranging from new equipment, new services or perhaps even downgrading certain departments



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