Architectural Design Ideas


PHOTO TOUR: Stamford Hospital MOB

February 12, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through Stamford Hospital’s new outpatient medical building in Stamford, Conn., completed in October 2015.


Designing To Accommodate The Short-Stay Patient

February 5, 2016     Sheila F. Cahnman

The number of patients classified as not requiring inpatient admission is growing, meaning hospitals and their design partners must find solutions to support a short-stay environment. Blogger Sheila Cahnman shares some ideas on where to stray from a traditional observation unit approach. 


Five Ways Design Can Make Doctors' Visits Shorter

February 4, 2016     Delia Caldwell and David Martin

Not only do patients appreciate doctors’ visits that get them in and out, but shorter appointments mean providers can see more patients in a day. Design is key to success. Here are a few ideas on how to create spaces that make the average outpatient visit a whole lot faster. 


Examining The Exam Room: 3 Trends To Watch

February 2, 2016     Christine Guzzo Vickery

The once standardized exam room is evolving to support a lot more than just the patient exam, with three trends influencing the design of this space the most. 


PHOTO TOUR: CAMC Cancer Center

January 20, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through Charleston Area Medical Center’s (CAMC) new cancer center in Charleston, W.V., opened in May 2015.


PHOTO TOUR: SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital

January 8, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City, completed in November 2014.


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.


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.


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.


Top Considerations For Green Roof Installations In Healthcare

December 15, 2015     Joan Suchomel

The benefits of green roofs in healthcare facilities are numerous, and so are the potential users and levels of accessibility. In this blog from the AIA-AAH, designer Joan Suchomel reviews some of the major elements to consider. 


PHOTO TOUR: Hardin Memorial Hospital North Tower Expansion

December 3, 2015     Steve Wiser

Take a visual walk through the North Tower expansion of Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky., opened in March 2015.


PHOTO TOUR: St. Louis Children’s Hospital Specialty Care Center

November 20, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Specialty Care Center, opened in June 2015.


4 Industry Factors Influencing Clinic Planning

November 19, 2015     Christine Guzzo Vickery

New programming needs in clinics are inspiring a modern approach to planning, with these four factors making the biggest bang. 


New Voice At The Design Table

November 18, 2015     Leslie Kipps

Hospitals looking to gain efficiencies through new building projects are adding continuous improvement specialists to their staffs to collaborate with design teams and deliver on that goal.


PHOTO TOUR: Clinical Sciences Pavilion at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

November 12, 2015     John Blignaut

Take a visual walk through a new research building in Cincinnati, opened in July 2015.

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