Healthcare Building Ideas

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Caring For The Caregivers

November 7, 2016     Sharon Schnall

More innovative spaces dedicated to employees’ work and respite are increasingly finding their way into building programs across healthcare for a variety of reasons, requiring solutions that are effective but won’t break the bank.

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Designing For The Next Wave

November 2, 2016     Susan Kreimer

As metro Orlando’s population swells, Florida Hospital has debuted a new tertiary facility offering services for women of all ages, from general wellness to maternity and specialty care.

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Union Village: Applying BIM/3-D Integrated Workflow

August 31, 2016     Danny Boh

In order to balance both time spent on design and construction, the team behind the new UHS Henderson Hospital, part of the in-progress Union Village health village project in Henderson, Nev., decided to overlap the two thanks to the use of technology. 

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When is a Patient Room a “Sleeping” Room?

June 8, 2016     Sheila F. Cahnman

Newly adopted codes require that new buildings must have an outside window or outside door in every sleeping room, with a sill height no higher than 36 inches above the floor. But what does this mean for short-stay units? 

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A Forecast For Change

June 1, 2016     Debra Levin

New methods of care delivery are creating opportunities for the architecture and design community. 

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Design That Meets Ebola At The Door

April 19, 2016     Gerard Georges

A facilities assessment project in West Africa to identify deficiencies and opportunities for treating Ebola patients yielded a triage prototype that can be used anywhere.

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Historic Renovation Offers Lessons In Adaptive Reuse

April 7, 2016     Steve Wiser

A landmark building offered the ideal site for a Louisville, Ky., nonprofit healthcare provider, but retrofitting the 80-year-old space to support modern care delivery was a historic challenge.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital: Project Breakdown

March 29, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Details on Los Angeles County’s new community hospital in South L.A.—opened July 2015—including costs, design team, and suppliers.

 

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The Home Stretch: Designing Rehab Centers

March 18, 2016     Sharon Schnall

Well-designed rehabilitation centers provide responsive environments to patients over both short- and long-term stays, re-creating independent living as much as possible to help ease the transition back home.

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Top Glass Manufacturing Executive Discusses Latest Trends for Architectural and Specialty Glass

December 22, 2015     Adam Armstrong

Dynamic glass installations and architectural wall placements in healthcare have lent designers greater flexibility to creatively use light, and create visually stunning environments conducive to healing.  Listen to President of McGrory Glass, Chris McGrory, as he discusses top trends in glass installations for a variety of spaces, sustainability within healthcare, and why McGrory Glass is commonly specified on projects.

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Patient-Centered Design Applications for Modern Healthcare Spaces

December 17, 2015     Adam Armstrong

In the shift to an emphasis on value-based care, patient HCAHPS scores can be influenced from intake to discharge—presenting an opportunity for architects and designers to massively influence outcomes and reimbursement through design.  

Watch this video as Mark Allen, Founding Partner and President of Futrus® Solutions With DuPont™ Corian®, defines the top trends in patient-centered design for the clinical environment.  Joining Mark is Tim Wright, Regional Sales Manager for DuPont™ Corian® Solid Surface, as he outlines how Corian® is influencing modern applications and designs within healthcare.

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View From The Top: Healthcare Green Roofs

December 17, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

The design and installation of green roofs in healthcare have come a long way over the past decade, with earlier missteps yielding plenty of lessons to be applied to a new generation of healing spaces.

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Delivering Results: A Breakdown Of Healthcare Construction Delivery Methods

November 9, 2015     Charles H. Griffin

Whether reduced cost, speed to market, risk mitigation, or ownership control is the objective, there’s a delivery method out there that’s right for your next healthcare construction project. Find the pros and cons of all the options detailed here. 

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Georgia’s Newest Resident: Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton

November 5, 2015     Barbara-Horwitz Bennett

Answering the needs of an underserved community that’s grown exponentially in size in recent decades, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is also the first new hospital to turn its lights on in the state in 20 years.

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The Next Wave In Cancer Center Design

October 26, 2015     Dyutima Jha

As the latest breakthrough in delivering radiation for cancer treatment, carbon-ion therapy is gaining popularity worldwide and inching toward more adoption in the U.S., calling for designs that support the highly complex—and expensive—technology

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