Anne DiNardo's blog

Can Healthcare Design Help Tackle Obesity?

September 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Despite widespread publicity about the growing problem of overweight adults and children, rates are still rising—both in the U.S. and abroad. Is it time for design to step up and offer some game-changing ideas to address this issue?

Designing To Help Those in Need

September 5, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Delivering healthcare facilities to one of the most underserved regions in the world starts with listening and involving residents in the building process.

Data Centers: One Size Does Not Fit All

August 21, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As the need for storing and securing medical data continues to grow, owners should know they’ve got options.

Playing It Cool With Facility Design

August 8, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Who says colorful materials and inspiring features should be reserved for patient rooms and public spaces? A chiller plant on Ohio State’s campus demonstrates how a little wow can go a long way on any campus building.

3 Challenges For Healthcare Architects And Designers

August 1, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Healthcare leaders sent a message to attendees at the annual Summer Leadership Summit in Chicago: Help us solve some of the issues and challenges we’re facing.

Sports Stadiums: A New Playing Field For Healthcare Design?

July 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sports and healthcare naturally benefit one another, so why aren’t they more integrated in the built environment? An exhibit in the Netherlands proposes turning former sports arenas, such as a FIFA World Cup stadium, into environments for preventative care.

It’s A Family Affair

July 3, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Healthcare facilities are updating and introducing new family and visitor spaces to send a message to loved ones that they’re important.

Q&A with the USGBC’s Brendan Owens

June 27, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As the topic of product transparency and materials disclosure heats up in 2014, the U.S. Green Building Council’s vice president of LEED technical development talks about the rating system’s evolution and why the market’s ripe for change.

Spreading The Word About Simulation Modeling

June 20, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A webinar panel during next week’s Healthcare Design Education Day plans to share the real-world benefits of this design tool in multiple stages of the project planning process.

Family And Visitor Spaces: An Opportunity To Innovate

June 6, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
In an age of mobile technology, families and visitors are less tethered to patient rooms, leaving healthcare facilities with an opportunity to offer new spaces to take a break.
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