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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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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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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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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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3 Takeaways From HCD Academy Portland

July 3, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
In June, facility managers, architects, owners, interior designers, and construction executives shared the stage to discuss key industry challenges and take the pulse of progress. Here are three lessons that stood out.
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Q&A with the USGBC’s Brendan Owens

June 27, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As the topic of product transparency and materials disclosure heats up in 2014, the U.S. Green Building Council’s vice president of LEED technical development talks about the rating system’s evolution and why the market’s ripe for change.
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Designing Abroad: How Sustainability Is Making An Impact In The Middle East

June 17, 2014     James Atkinson
In part one of a three-part guest blog series on international design challenges, HDR’s James Atkinson looks at how extreme climate, solar energy, and the desire for better healing environments are driving sustainable solutions overseas.
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Dell Children’s Pathway To Platinum

June 11, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The hospital’s new bed tower pushes its tradition of sustainable design forward in water and energy conservation and healthy materials sourcing.
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FIRST LOOK: Shatt Al-Arab Hospital

May 15, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
From its site composition to outdoor courtyards, Iraq’s new Shatt Al-Arab Hospital, targeted for completion in 2015, will provide plenty of relief from the desert sun.
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Camp Pendleton Replacement Hospital Mirrors Military Traditions

April 25, 2014     Sara O. Marberry
Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, completed in November 2013, reflects the ideals of the patients it serves and raises the bar for military healthcare facility design.
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Tipping Point Of Sustainable Design

April 18, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Energy efficient, low-VOC, and LEED—these are all part of the growing green vernacular in healthcare design. So when will green buildings be the norm?
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PHOTO TOUR: School of Osteopathic Medicine at Campbell University

April 4, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the simulation and lab spaces at the School of Osteopathic Medicine at Campbell University in North Carolina, completed in August 2013.
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FIRST LOOK: Seymour Johnson & Warner Robins Clinics

March 26, 2014     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
Take a sneak peek of two U.S. Air Force base medical facilities being replaced over the next three years.
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PHOTO TOUR: Spodak Dental Group

March 20, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the Spodak Dental Group facility in Delray Beach, Fla., which opened in December 2013.
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PHOTO TOUR: Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion

March 14, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion in Los Angeles, opened in June 2013.
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