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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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Kaiser Permanente Completes Southwood Campus Addition

May 8, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The $22 million project is targeting to achieve LEED Silver certification.
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Got Questions About LEED For Healthcare?

February 7, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A panel of green building experts is coming to the Healthcare Design Academy, February 27-March 1 in Washington, D.C.—and they want to know what’s on your mind.
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The HCD 10: Sheila Bosch, Researcher

January 31, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sheila Bosch, director of research for Gresham, Smith and Partners, is named The HCD 10 Researcher for her work in 2013.
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SickKids Research Institute’s Urban Experiment

January 23, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The Hospital for Sick Children overcomes the constraints of a high-rise tower and the siloed nature of research to create a flexible laboratory setting.
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Take Five With Robin Guenther

January 3, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The principal with Perkins+Will discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.
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MOBs: Systems For Growth

January 2, 2014     William Ammons and William Stangeland
Careful planning of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems can ensure MOBs are ready for future expansions.
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Chicago Hospitals Share Green Initiatives

December 27, 2013     Peter Locke
Hospitals in Chicago are working toward energy efficiency improvement and joining together to share the results with peers. Here, five major initiatives are outlined.
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MOBs: From The Ground Up

December 24, 2013     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Medical office buildings are filling a major need for healthcare providers—and adding specific challenges for architects and builders.
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Take Five With Andrew Quirk

December 23, 2013     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The senior vice president and national director of Skanska’s Healthcare Center of Excellence discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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Take Five With Bob McCleskey

December 4, 2013     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The CEO of Sellen Construction discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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Materials Safety Check

November 27, 2013     Lilliana Alvarado
Behavioral health environments require an added level of durability and safety when specifying products. Read on for IIDA CEUs.
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Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital: Project Breakdown

November 26, 2013     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Details on Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital’s new resilient facility—opened April 2013—including costs, design team, and suppliers.
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High-Tech Vs. Passive: How To Choose The Right Design Solution For Your Healthcare Facility

November 25, 2013     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital illustrates how the right design choice isn't always the one based on technology. Sometimes it's as easy as opening the windows to hear the "birds and the boats."
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Design Ideas For The Medical Home Model

November 19, 2013     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Transitioning to a new care model means evolving the built environment. One case study presentation at the Healthcare Design Conference offers some lessons on building a new care facility that supports collaboration and flexibility.
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