Architectural Design Ideas


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.


PHOTO TOUR: Aiyuhua Hospital for Children and Women

August 3, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through the Aiyuhua Hospital for Children and Women in Beijing, opened in December 2014.


Little Things: Designing For Labor, Delivery, And Beyond

July 31, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Hospitals and health systems around the country are investing capital dollars in the birth experience, from creating standalone birth centers to renovating obstetrics units, all in an effort to get the details right for that special day—and, hopefully, inspire lifelong relationships along the way.


All In One: Designing Womens’ And Children’s Hospitals

July 31, 2015     Tatiana Guimaraes

Designing healthcare facilities for women and children calls for a balance of three distinct patient groups—adults, children, and infants—all while maintaining efficient operations. It’s a tall order, but this blog from AIA AAH identifies details to consider.


NICU Simulation Lab Sees Continuous Improvement

July 24, 2015     Tammy Smith Thompson

The Institute for Patient-Centered Design’s 2013 design competition to improve the NICU environment is reaching the final installment of its resulting simulation lab, with plenty learned along the way from the industry members and other stakeholders who have weighed in on iterations of its design. Here’s some of what was learned along the way.


Colossus Of Care: New Parkland Hospital

July 21, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Now preparing for an August opening, Dallas County's New Parkland Hospital showcases a design inspired by the public hospital’s pursuit to rival private competitors and the need for an environment that will stand the test of time—even with 1 million patient visits a year.


FIRST LOOK: Shriners for Children Medical Center

July 14, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

See a sneak peek of Shriners for Children’s new healthcare center in Pasadena, Calif., scheduled to open in 2017. 


What’s The Best Nurses’ Station Design For Psychiatric Hospitals?

July 1, 2015     Jeffrey R. Mural

Balancing staff safety and the humane treatment of patients in behavioral healthcare facilities is often difficult when designing the nurses’ station. But options are available. Here are tips on how to figure out which one is right for your space.


FIRST LOOK: Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Wellness Center

June 30, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
See a sneak peek of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center's new wellness center project, an effort to help community members make healthy choices with a medically integrated approach to fitness programs.

Why Reality TV Might Be Killing Healthcare Design

June 22, 2015     Ellen Taylor

In a world of reality TV shows that document one-day home makeovers and quick flips, the real work of designers is at risk of being diminished. And for a segment as complex as healthcare design, shouldn’t we be dedicating more time and resources to the process?


The Case For Patient Room Standardization

June 18, 2015     Jim Atkinson

Although it may be tempting for providers to pursue specialized patient rooms for specific populations, creating inpatient spaces that can accommodate multiple models of care will pay off in the long run.


PHOTO TOUR: Canyon Vista Medical Center

June 17, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through Canyon Vista Medical Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz., opened in April 2015.
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