Architectural Design Ideas


PHOTO TOUR: Jordan Valley Cancer Center

December 2, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through the Jordan Valley Cancer Center in West Jordan, Utah, opened in September 2016.


Reducing Waiting In Healthcare

December 1, 2016     Joan Suchomel
As the patient experience becomes more important than ever, it’s time to remedy one of healthcare’s biggest pain points—
the waiting room. 

All together Now

November 21, 2016     Tom Clark

Post-occupancy evaluations conducted on four different Patient-Centered Medical Home clinic designs yield insights into what works best.


HCD Expo Keynote: A Future of Healthcare Without Walls

November 18, 2016     Shandi Matambanadzo, Managing Editor

Susan Dentzer, president and CEO of Network for Excellence in Health Innovations, U.S. healthcare and health policy, delivered the closing keynote speech at this month’s HCD Expo & Conference, challenging attendees to start thinking differently about how healthcare will be provided in the future and the effect that will have on the built environment.


New Approaches To Planning Emergency Departments

November 18, 2016     Christine Guzzo Vickery

Emergency departments must be designed to handle high-stress situations and run efficiently while answering the challenges that come with a diverse patient population, ranging from safety and security to behavioral health issues. Here are some ideas to get you started. 


PHOTO TOUR: Building for Transformative Medicine

November 18, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through the new Building for Transformative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, completed in 2016.


Transitioning The Care Model

November 11, 2016     By Kara Freihoefer, Sarah Cypher, and Pamela Scherff

Design research can play an important role in change management, as seen in one academic medical center’s transition from a centralized to decentralized care model in its medical/surgical unit.


A Few Favorite Things

November 8, 2016     Joan Suchomel

Healthcare Design blogger shares her personal top 10 list of expo hall highlights (from booth tchotchkes to surprise reunions) ahead of the upcoming Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in Houston.  


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.


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.


Put To The Test

November 1, 2016     Camilla Moretti and Upali Nanda

A research team shares how a diagnostic tool was created to analyze field research in a medical/surgical unit, which could then be applied to help design a more functional space  


How To Weigh In On The FGI Guidelines

October 31, 2016     Bryan Langlands and Byron Burlingame

The public comment period for the latest draft of the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction is open. Here’s a summary of changes being considered, what they mean for the industry, and how to share your opinions on them. 


PHOTO TOUR: Boston Children’s Hospital Simulation Center

October 28, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through Boston Children’s Hospital’s new pediatric Simulation Center, which opened in May 2016.



New Chapel Designs Offer Solace For All

October 25, 2016     Susan Kreimer

Designers are expanding the language of chapels in healthcare facilities of all kinds to create calming, nondenominational spaces for patients and visitors.


PHOTO TOUR: Cummins LiveWell Center

October 14, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through Cummins LiveWell Center in Columbus, Ind., opened July 2016.

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