Evidence-based Architecture


Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

September 23, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit

Can today’s research efforts move the needle on designing healthcare environments? Sure—if you can find them.


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. 


At Bat: Nurses Step Up To Design Plate

August 27, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

What’s the value of the clinician’s point of view in the planning and design of healthcare facilities? Two industry leaders talk about how nurses’ role has changed in the last decade and how they’re helping them get more involved.


Rewind: New Parkland Hospital

July 24, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

As the industry awaits the opening of the 2.1 million-square-foot New Parkland Hospital on Aug. 20, here's a chance to review coverage of the megaproject and hear what its team members had to say over the last seven years, in this look back at Healthcare Design's archive. 


FIRST LOOK: Saint Barnabas Medical Center

June 10, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
See a sneak peek of Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., which is undergoing a $250 million expansion and renovation that includes a new front door, private patient rooms, and NICU replacement.

FIRST LOOK: Cherokee Indian Medical Center

April 30, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Catch a sneak peek of the new replacement hospital that improves and expands services for the Cherokee population located in the remote mountains of western North Carolina.


In Her Own Words: The HCD 10’s Upali Nanda

April 3, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
This is the third installment of our HCD 10 podcast series, featuring an interview with HKS’ Upali Nanda, this year’s researcher winner. Check back each week for more installments.

Take 5 With Laura Poltronieri

March 31, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The principal with Poltronieri Tang & Associates discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.

FIRST LOOK: Eastern Maine Medical Center Modernization Project

March 25, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
See a sneak peek of the 361,000-square-foot patient tower being built in Bangor, Maine, and expected to open in 2017.

100+ Examples of Why Design Matters For Patients

March 6, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Program team members traveled through snow, ice, and subzero temperatures to convene in Washington, D.C., in February to select the Healthcare Design Conference educational sessions for 2015. It’s a solid lineup that demonstrates the power and practical necessity of good design.



March 6, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the new North Tower at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Florida, opened in January 2015.

Pushing Beyond Patient-Centered Design

February 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Susan B. Frampton, president of nonprofit organization Planetree, talks about going global, why patient needs still aren’t top of mind at some facilities, and her idea for the future of healthcare design conversations.

Resolutions For A Healthier Built Environment

February 17, 2015     Rosalyn Cama

Mirroring commercial wellness trends, healthcare providers are entering 2015 focused on keeping people well rather than treating illness, inspiring the design of spaces that promote good health.


The HCD 10: ZGF Architects LLP, Outstanding Organization

February 13, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
ZGF Architects LLP is named The HCD 10 Outstanding Organization for its work in 2014.
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