Architecture

Making Healthcare Facilities More Like Home

Designing a healthcare facility to be more home-like can benefit a patient’s overall experience.

3/21/2024



Designing Healthcare Facilities for Rural Communities

The Bitterroot Health-Darby Scripps Clinic is a recent example of designing and building a rural healthcare facility.

3/7/2024



How Location Data and Analytics are Revolutionizing Site Success

True site success prioritizes important mission and business objectives, such as patient volume and physician utilization.

2/26/2024



Quality Control in Healthcare Facilities: The Impact of In-House Production Studios

Production studios can help healthcare facilities navigate the digital crossroads.

2/13/2024



Hospitals to Add Production Studios to Facilities

Production studios are the next step in redefining patient care.

2/6/2024



Overcoming Design Challenges Through Collaboration

Collaboration efforts are being utilized more to avoid any hiccups during the design process of new facilities.

12/12/2023



Healthcare Experts Are Integral to Better Hospital Design

Designers have begun collaborating with healthcare experts to create more functional operations.

11/28/2023



Converting a Bank into a Healthcare Facility

Integrated design firm JZA+D converted the space into a JAG-ONE Physical Therapy facility.

11/2/2023



Horton Automatics Doors Used in Lancaster General Hospital ER Expansion

The doors will help accommodate the expected influx of patients.

9/27/2023



Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo Announces Award Winners

There were eight awards in total given out.

9/21/2023



Do Different Parts of Healthcare Facilities Have Different Acoustic Needs?

Acoustics manufacturers discuss the different needs of the various areas of a healthcare facility.

9/8/2023



Destigmatizing Senior Living Communities Through Design

From its layout to its amenities, Atria Englewood senior living community focuses on giving residents independence.

8/24/2023



Building Disaster-Resilient Senior Care Facilities

Adaptability and multipronged approaches are critical to weathering disasters.

8/10/2023



Building Senior Care Facilities for Harsh Temperatures

Going beyond the building code requirements is key for temperature resilience.

8/4/2023



Creating Diverse and Inclusive Senior Care Facilities: Designing for Diversity and Community

The older generation is rapidly diversifying and senior care facilities will need to reflect that.

7/14/2023



Converting Old Buildings to New Hospitals

With limited space available for new buildings, healthcare professionals are now looking at old buildings.

7/11/2023



Bird-Friendly Building Design: Enhancing Safety and Sustainability

Managers can make decisions related to windows, lighting and green roofs that prevent bird collisions.

6/28/2023



The Rise of Biophilic Design in Healthcare Facilities

What was seemingly a design trend is now here to stay.

6/20/2023



Designers Rely on Empathy to Create Sustainable Buildings

Designers are thinking about future generations when building new healthcare facilities.

6/6/2023



Current Trends in Roofing for Facility Management

A summary of the topics and issues discussed in the recent round of manufacturer roundtables on roofing.

3/3/2023



Specific Needs of Healthcare Facility Roofing and When to Inspect

Roofing manufacturers discuss the specific needs of healthcare facility roofing and how often to inspect the roofing.

2/17/2023



Common Issues Facility Managers Face with Hospital Roofing

Roofing manufacturers discuss how to address common problems.

2/10/2023



TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Hospital Parking Garage Collapses

A rescue box was struck to alert emergency crews of the collapse.

1/25/2023



How to Incorporate Flexibility within Healthcare Facilities

Josh Domingo discusses how healthcare facilities can better design an environment that allows for a more flexible operation.

5/19/2022



Future Hospitals: What Will They Look Like?

Coronavirus has exposed issues with current healthcare provision and architecture

12/30/2021



Trends in Senior Living Communities Spotlight Amenities

With construction of senior living communities on the rise, architects look for design elements that set them apart

11/4/2021



GSA Lays Out Facility Resilience Guidance

Plan outlines actions that can help healthcare facilities adapt to the impacts of climate change, such as sea-level rise

10/14/2021



Healthcare Facilities Resilience Topic of New ASHE Report

Resource offers guidance when designing and renovating spaces to address current pandemic and increase future resilience

10/1/2021



Future Facilities: Lessons from the Pandemic

COVID-19 forced healthcare facilities to make rapid changes to their infrastructure

4/23/2021



Design and Construction: Lessons from COVID-19

Future facilities to incorporate larger emergency rooms to keep patients more physically distanced

4/20/2021



California Hospitals Struggle With Seismic Requirements

Hospitals ask state to reconsider requirements written into law more than 20 years ago

4/12/2021



Hospital Design in the COVID-19 Era

New ideas are being vetted rapidly, such as redesign of physical space and infrastructural updates

3/26/2021



Adaptive Reuse Brings Clinic to Historic Building

Milwaukee project transforms 1847 firehouse into clinical location

3/4/2021



Earthquakes, COVID-19 Affect Medical Center Design

To meet California’s seismic standards by 2030, UC Davis Health System to undertake $3.75 billion project

3/3/2021



Co-locating Cancer Services Improves Patient Satisfaction

Designing for multi-disciplinary approach can be challenging, but improved results are worth the effort

2/22/2021



Design Decisions for Cutting-Edge Cancer Centers

Multi-disciplinary team approach for cancer care requires right space

2/16/2021



Hospital Designers Study Lessons from COVID-19

Managers look for ways to futureproof their facilities to meet whatever comes next

2/10/2021



Designing Hospitals That Foster Healthier Minds

The hospital has seen a host of mold outbreaks since 2005, when it discovered Aspergillus mold in an operating room

1/7/2021



COVID-19: The Impact on Hospital Design

The new normal includes being able to modify existing facilities to quickly create isolation zones

1/6/2021



CASE STUDY: UVA Hospital Expansion Emphasizes Well-being

The new space connects patients and staff to the calming effects of nature

1/4/2021



Designing Telehealth Spaces

Facility managers can help ensure spaces work for virtual visits

12/28/2020



Eye on ADA: Architect, Senior Living Communities Face Violations

U.S. Justice Department sues firm, owners of 15 facilities over accessibility failures

12/18/2020



Healthcare Design and the Impact of COVID-19

Some design changes might be temporary, many of these now-makeshift elements will be embedded permanently in designs for the future

12/15/2020



Strategies for Facility Design in the COVID-19 Era

Research activities like interviews, contextual inquiries and usability tests pose challenges for architects

12/11/2020



Design Should Balance Infection Control, Quality Of Life And Greater Resident Wellness

Nursing home design should balance infection control, quality of life and greater resident wellness

11/12/2020



Paint Can Keep Surfaces Below Ambient Temperature

The paint reflects 95.5 percent of solar radiation

11/4/2020



Creating 'Outdoor' Workspaces

Even without traditional outdoor space, improvements to bring nature to the lobby and other community spaces to give a 'walk in the park' feel

10/16/2020



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

10/13/2020



Covid-19 Could Change Future Hospital Design

New facilities may be designed to accommodate sudden patient surges

10/9/2020



Evolving Healthcare Design With Virtual Reality Technology

Virtual reality (VR) technology allows for immediate experiences and on-demand reconfigurations at significantly lower costs than building physical mock-ups does

10/9/2020



 
 
 


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