Blogs

What Defines “Appropriate” Healthcare Design?

July 21, 2014     Debra Levin
In response to a healthcare system in financial turmoil, design choices deemed appropriate for new facilities today are a whole lot different than what the design community embraced just years ago.

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.

Big Health Benefits Of A Neglected Hospital Space

July 8, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
With recent research showing that elevator buttons are bacteria breeding grounds, healthcare patients and workers have another incentive to take the stairs. What are architects and designers doing to encourage this?

Designing Abroad: Cultural Considerations In Evidence-Based Design

July 7, 2014     Bonny Slater
In the final installment of a three-part guest blog series on international design challenges, Perkins+Will’s Bonny Slater discusses the need for more studies that can be applied and adapted on a global scale.

Evaluating Post-Occupancy Evaluations

July 7, 2014     Christine Guzzo Vickery
How do healthcare designers know if their carefully planned design solutions actually accomplished intended goals for improved patient care delivery? Post-occupancy evaluations are one way to answer that question.

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.

3 Takeaways From HCD Academy Portland

July 3, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
In June, facility managers, architects, owners, interior designers, and construction executives shared the stage to discuss key industry challenges and take the pulse of progress. Here are three lessons that stood out.

From Monstrosity To Landmark: Why Community Buy-In Matters

July 1, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
No matter how great a healthcare organization and its design team might find a new building plan to be, there’s someone else who has to have a seat at the table: the community. And as some recent projects illustrate, if residents don’t like what’s being proposed, that plan can come to a halt pretty quickly.

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.

Designing Abroad: Planning For A Global Marketplace

June 24, 2014     By Raymond E. Brower
In part two of a three-part guest blog series on international design challenges, RTKL Associates’ Raymond Brower discusses key considerations for understanding global practice patterns and operational benchmarks in new markets.
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