Evidence-based Architecture

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EBD Theory Becomes Practice At WellStar Paulding Hospital

October 21, 2014     Sara O. Marberry
The new WellStar Paulding Hospital in Hiram, Ga., is steeped in evidence-based design to create a space that showcases healthcare’s proven best practices.
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Infection Prevention: What Design Can Do

October 14, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The Ebola threat underscores the need for all players in the healthcare arena—designers, engineers, and architects included—to do everything they can to stop the spread of infection within facilities.
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Caring For Cancer Kids: Innovative Designs

October 10, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The Family-Centered Cancer Care Design Competition from the Institute for Patient-Centered Design names its top three finalists; see their designs here.
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Signs Of Life In A “Comatose” Industry

September 17, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
After decades of operating as an industrial system that “contributes to problems it’s there to solve,” the U.S. healthcare industry is starting to wake up, said Robin Guenther of Perkins+Will, speaking at TEDMED. An important step in the process: Buildings that do no harm.
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Bringing Daylight To Surgical Areas

September 12, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A growing design strategy involves bringing more natural light into nontraditional areas, including surgical environments. Speakers at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference share some effective design strategies and the lessons learned from international projects.
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Standouts: Showcase Honorable Mentions

September 11, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
While unique in their design challenges and solutions, three projects share recognition as this year’s Honorable Mention winners in the Healthcare Design Showcase.
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Take Five With Rives Taylor

September 9, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The architect and principal at Gensler discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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Setting A New Standard For Healthcare Design

September 8, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis
Many innovations of past years are now ingrained in healthcare design practice. As this new standard emerges, the 2014 Healthcare Design Showcase jurors weigh in on the current state of design and what’s on the horizon.
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Research Brief: More Daylight Means Healthier And Happier Nurses

August 7, 2014     Adapted from The HERD Journal, Summer 2014 issue
A recent study demonstrates how more daylight can have positive health effects on staff, in addition to patients, in healthcare environments.
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3 Challenges For Healthcare Architects And Designers

August 1, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Healthcare leaders sent a message to attendees at the annual Summer Leadership Summit in Chicago: Help us solve some of the issues and challenges we’re facing.
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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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An International Standard Of Care And Design

July 15, 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.
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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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Designing Abroad: Cultural Considerations In Evidence-Based Design

July 7, 2014     Bonny Slater
In the final installment of a three-part guest blog series on international design challenges, Perkins+Will’s Bonny Slater discusses the need for more studies that can be applied and adapted on a global scale.
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Can Different Architectural Forms Influence Patient Behavior?

June 26, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Researchers from Texas Tech and HKS look at how contours may affect patients and their overall experience. The results will be shared at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference.
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