Architectural Design Ideas


Clinic Design’s Next Gold Standard

October 1, 2015     Christine Guzzo Vickery

Today’s clinic spaces must answer providers’ needs for care delivery today and provide the ability to turn that model upside down tomorrow.


Designing Surgical Spaces For Now And Later

September 30, 2015     Tatiana Guimaraes

Surgical environments are a great challenge for healthcare designers, due to rapid evolution of medical procedures and technology. So what’s the key? This blog from the AIA AAH says it’s all about flexibility. 


Designing The OR Of The Future

September 24, 2015     Kwang Lee

A mock-up of an OR used in the design process for one project yielded lots of ideas on what space and technology requirements are needed to build surgical spaces today that are ready for tomorrow. 


Union Village: Introducing A First

September 22, 2015     Ed Miller and Danny Boh

The team behind the in-progress Union Village in Nevada kicks off a series of blogs providing insight on challenges encountered and lessons learned while planning this first-of-its-kind health village, starting with how the IPD team was selected. 


PHOTO TOUR: Bicester Community Hospital

September 18, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through Bicester Community Hospital in Oxfordshire, U.K., opened in July 2015.


Planning Clinics for Flexibility And Adaptability

September 17, 2015     Christine Guzzo Vickery

In order to answer the constant cycle of change seen in healthcare, it’s important that clinics are designed to respond to the short term and long term.


How To Engage Stakeholders In OR Design

September 9, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Bringing users into the design process early is essential to create successful solutions for surgical spaces.


Sum Of Its Parts: King Abdulaziz Medical City Behavioral Health Facility

September 3, 2015    

The conceptual plan for the integrated behavioral health campus in Saudi Arabia won an Award of Merit in the 2015 Healthcare Design Showcase, with jurors applauding how the project addresses the needs of distinct patient populations by using a zoned approach across outpatient and inpatient care.  


Healthcare Design Industry Reaches A Middle Ground

September 1, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

This year’s Healthcare Design Showcase illustrates projects conceived during one of healthcare’s most challenging times—between recession and reform. The program's jurors weigh in on the design solutions that emerged and where opportunities lie. 


Design Rx: Delivering Operationally Efficient Pharmacies

September 1, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Today’s hospital pharmacies are stepping up their support of building productivity and patient care, while designers step up the functionality of the spaces themselves.


PHOTO TOUR: Hatcher Station Health Center

August 28, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through the Hatcher Station Health Center in Dallas, completed in June 2015.


Tips To Reduce MRI Noise And Vibration In Healthcare Environments

August 24, 2015     Benjamin Davenny

The surfaces surrounding an MRI can contribute to the noise the machine creates, but they can also work to diminish it. Here are some ways to help keep the peace.


PHOTO TOUR: AIMMC Center for Advanced Care

August 21, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Talk a visual walk through Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s new Center for Advanced Care in Chicago, opened in April 2015.


James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute: Project Breakdown

August 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Details on The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s comprehensive cancer center in Columbus, Ohio—opened December 2014—including costs, design team, and suppliers.


Does The Decentralized Nursing Model Deliver?

August 6, 2015     Debajyoti Pati and Pamela Redden

After more than a decade of industry adoption, it may be time to look back before navigating ahead.

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