Virtual reality isn’t just for gamers anymore. The technology is allowing healthcare project teams to simulate and experience spaces long before they’re built. But adopting this next frontier of design and construction comes with some rules for engagement.
A new era of healthcare with an intense focus on population health is calling for hospital campuses that are outward focused rather than inward. This blog from AIA AAH discusses how a shift is taking place in master planning approaches to support providers’ community-based wellness initiatives.
While a fear exists that relying too greatly on research might trivialize the role of the designer in creating healthcare spaces, findings also provide evidence that can be interpreted and applied to designs in any number of ways.