Architecture

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


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

1/21/2020


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


Eco-friendly strategies for healthcare facilities

U.S. healthcare industry contributes 8 – 10 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions

10/31/2019


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

10/30/2019


Shaping tomorrow's hospitals and outpatient facilities

Establishing processes and standards can help deliver a consistent patient experience as well as economies of scale

10/29/2019


Emergency rooms designed for older patients improving outcomes

These ERs include separate and customized physical spaces

10/28/2019


Austin State Hospital replacement planned

A new hospital will replace the oldest psychiatric hospital in Texas, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/25/2019


Brooklyn Heights clinic designing spaces for adults, children

Weill Cornell Medicine is outfitting two floors of primary care outpatient clinics, one pediatric and one adult, at its facility in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

10/24/2019


Designing restrooms for long-term use can save money in the long run

Good design choices can mean lower operating costs over the life of the facility

10/23/2019


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

10/22/2019


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

10/21/2019


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

10/18/2019


Hospital, continuing care retirement community in China focusing on nature, natural light

The Taikang Ningbo Hospital and Continuing Care Retirement Community will include specialized healthcare, retirement living and retail, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/16/2019


Outpatient facility design for introverts and extroverts

Waiting areas needs to allow for introverts to remain private as well as provide seating for the extrovert who is sociable and talkative, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/15/2019


Resilient design for healthcare facilities about more than disasters

Resilience can be about how the design holds up in the long-term

10/14/2019


Marquette University health facility includes state-of-the-art locker rooms

The Athletic and Human Performance Research Center (AHPRC) in Milwaukee combines training, testing and research in one facility, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/10/2019


How to create collaborative patient-centered design

The goal should be to provide spaces that offer the patient a voice, contribute to collaboration and facilitate healing

10/9/2019


Designing to give patients more control with wearable technology

Wearable technology can increase patients' level of control over their comfort and care

10/4/2019


Tennessee children's hospital designed for homey feel

Le Bonheur Children’s Outpatient Clinic was designed with forms and materials that suggest a 'home away from home,' according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/1/2019


Hospital design allows connection while maintaining USP 800 compliance

Required air pressure demands can isolate staff, but Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare maintains connections with large windows coupled with an intercom system, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

9/12/2019


Designing healthcare facilities for flexibility

Healthcare designers must address what’s necessary today while anticipating tomorrow's changes, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

9/3/2019


Acoustics involves a number of factors

The ceiling, the walls, the floor and the soundmasking system all play important roles in determining the acoustical quality of a space

8/27/2019


Workplace culture key to return on investment

Good healthcare design is informed by the reality that culture as key to leveraging the investment in capital building projects, according to an article on the Healthcare Design

8/20/2019


Emergency rooms designed for older patients improving outcomes

These ERs include separate and customized physical spaces

8/14/2019


Survey sheds light on senior living priorities

Designs should balance views to the outdoors with open wall space, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

7/2/2019


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