Architecture

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


What Will Hospitals of the Future Look Like?

Coronavirus has exposed issues with current healthcare provision and architecture

3/9/2021


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


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



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