Architecture

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


RTLS: The Intersection of Patient Experience and Facility Design

RTLS can be used to support a wide variety of patient-centric mobile applications

10/6/2020


COVID-19 Healthcare Facility Design Checklist

The list was compiled by architects and frontline workers

10/1/2020


Modular Construction Can Offer Healthcare Facilities Needed Flexibility

For construction projects already underway when the pandemic and subsequent lockdown hit, modular meant that off-site construction of various building components could continue unabated even as other industries ground to a halt

9/30/2020


New Indiana Hospital Designed To Be Environmentally Friendly

Energy-efficient La Porte Hospital to include technological amenities

9/1/2020


A Connected Point of Care Ecosystem Checklist

The entire point of care ecosystem, which goes beyond the interaction between patient and caregiver, has an effect on improving the overall experience

8/31/2020


Q&A: How Design Can Assist in Care

Safety is always our number one priority, and every design decision is made with this in mind

8/18/2020


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

8/11/2020


COVID-19 is changing hospital design in the short- and longterm

Healthcare facilities are urged to limit entries, improve HVAC systems, compartmentalize spaces and create hot zones

7/31/2020


Managing flanking noise in healthcare facilities

And at a time when hospital reimbursements are aligned with patient satisfaction, noise management is fundamental to business performance

7/28/2020


Future hospital entrance areas designed as a visual statement

A glass-walled Galleria entrance to the main lobbies of both the future adult hospital and the expanded Children’s Hospital in Loma Linda

7/24/2020


Occupancy data can create safer, more engaging and productive workplaces

Your team can use occupancy data to quickly identify COVID-19-related concerns as they arise

7/16/2020


How healthcare facility design can improve patient well-being

Exposure to daylight and acoustical and thermal comfort are key

6/16/2020


Healthcare design after COVID-19

Experts see a number of areas where they see change coming, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/8/2020


Coronavirus emergency could change hospital design

Facility design changes have become necessary

6/8/2020


Purposeful design can help fight a pandemic

Healthcare environments can assist in the prevention, containment and treatment of infectious disease

6/3/2020


Five important factors when designing for autism spectrum disorder in a pediatric environment

A strategic distribution of finishes combined with thoughtful approaches to lighting and acoustics can help a space feel comfortable, yet exciting

5/7/2020


Pandemic will affect future of the design

Healthcare design can be an important defense against COVID-19 and other outbreaks, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/4/2020


Four COVID-19 design changes hospitals can make now

When existing resources and equipment have been deployed and new items are needed, ensure that items can be reused in the next time of need

4/16/2020


Design strategies can improve mental healthcare facilities

With staff input, architects can better understand the patient experience and create spatial solutions that improve it

3/2/2020


2020 healthcare design trends

Design should address: recruitment and retention, integrating research and technology and population health issues

2/28/2020


Green hospital design redefining healthcare

Hospitals are exploring efficient ways to reduce the toxins and contaminants in the air throughout the facility as well as save energy and water

2/28/2020


It’s time to update your collaboration spaces

Companies that offer flexible geographic, collaborative and high-tech work environments have reported their workers are happier and more likely to stay with that place of employment

2/26/2020


Sustainable design can support health and recovery of patients

Sustainable design elements can also benefit staff and visitors

2/25/2020


Time-lapsed video of first coronavirus hospital being built

More than 1,000 workers and 100 machines worked non-stop for days

2/14/2020


Photo tour: China's first coronavirus hospital

1,000-bed Wuhan facility built in well under two weeks

2/11/2020


Putting the creative brain to work in healthcare facilities design

When we let the unconscious work, we can provide better spaces for healthcare

2/11/2020


How to operate a 'biophilic' facility

Facilities managers should be at the table to ensure biophilic benefits continue throughout the building’s life cycle

2/11/2020


Designing the hospital of the future

Mock-ups of Minnesota hospital help hospital staff create efficient, effective space

2/10/2020


Designing for healthcare facility staff satisfaction

While healthcare facilities are designed to support patient well-being, they can be unsupportive when it comes to caring for the needs of the staff, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/5/2020


Healthcare design trends in 2020s

Design professionals offer predictions for the upcoming trends and challenges

1/15/2020


It’s time to update your collaboration spaces

Companies that offer flexible geographic, collaborative and high-tech work environments have reported their workers are happier and more likely to stay with that place of employment

1/10/2020


Conference center converted to sports medicine complex

Inova Health System Sports Medicine complex includes 5,000-square-foot outdoor synthetic turf field designed for patient evaluation and performance enhancement, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

12/23/2019


Choosing a window wall vs. a curtain wall

Often less expensive and easier to install, window walls offer various ventilating styles and can offer improved sound transmittance between floors

12/19/2019


How BIM improves healthcare facility design and operations

BIM is especially crucial for large and complex healthcare facilities because it can simplify operations, and make them more efficient

12/13/2019


Healthcare facilities should be designed for safety

Decisions made during planning can have significant future effects - known as latent safety threats, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

12/12/2019


Wisconsin hospital builds 'first of its kind' surgery floor

Froedtert Health Care's integrated procedural platform combines surgical and interventional care areas on a single, centrally located floor

12/2/2019


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

11/25/2019


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

11/21/2019


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

11/18/2019


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.

11/14/2019


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

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

11/11/2019


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

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

11/11/2019


Long Island hospital builds kid-friendly facility

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

11/8/2019


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

11/6/2019


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