Architectural Design Ideas

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FIRST LOOK: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Specialty Care Center

July 30, 2014     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
A new ambulatory center in King of Prussia, Pa., relies on a unique building geometry and play on light and colors to create a visually engaging environment for patients.
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Upgrading ORs Without Missing A Beat

July 29, 2014     Karan Hoffman
From MEP infrastructure to appropriate phasing, there are plenty of things to consider when undergoing an OR renovation.
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Room To Bloom At Mercy Health

July 28, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The new West Hospital houses one of the largest green roofs in the state of Ohio with a mix of 65,000 native plants.
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PHOTO TOUR: Legacy ER

July 25, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the new Legacy ER in Allen, Texas, opened in November 2013.
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Staff Support: Designing Optimal Healthcare Work Environments

July 21, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
From supportive staff workspaces to on-site fitness centers to business-class lounges, hospitals are responding to employee needs—by design.
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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.
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Making Of An Exterior At Mercy Health West

July 17, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Inspired by Ohio's history with art pottery, the project team crafts a colored brick tile façade and a new brand statement for a new hospital in Cincinnati.
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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.
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FIRST LOOK: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital

July 16, 2014     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis
A new Omaha, Neb., hospital for Madonna Rehabilitation will use design to drive home its mission to provide holistic rehabilitation that supports the body, mind, and soul.
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Mercy Health Goes Bold And Beautiful

July 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Faced with a challenging site, the design team behind the new Mercy Health West hospital in Cincinnati maximized the location to create innovative design solutions—inside and out.
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PHOTO TOUR: Oakwood Home For Adults With Autism

July 11, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the Oakwood Home for Adults with Autism at Oakland’s Hospital near Caterham, Surrey, U.K., completed in March 2014.
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FIRST LOOK: East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

July 9, 2014     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
With an eye on strengthening its brand in the region by upping the quality of its pediatric care, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is embarking on a new surgery center and NICU expansion scheduled to open in 2016.
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Three Ways To Cut Building Costs In The Design Process

July 9, 2014     Charlene Marietti
Eastern experts and Western thought leaders shared concerns and trends in hospital design and care delivery trends at the 15th Hospital Build and Infrastructure China Exhibition and Congress held June 21 to 23 in Nanjing, China. One U.S. architect weighed in on approaches to shaving dollars off of healthcare projects.
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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?
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PHOTO TOUR: Ocean Medical Center ED

July 3, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the new emergency department at Ocean Medical Center, Meridian Health System, in Brick, N.J., opened in April 2014.
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