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Passing The Gavel

November 11, 2015     Rosalyn Cama

As The Center for Health Design’s long-time board of directors chairperson steps down, she reminds us that there’s much for the organization and industry to prepare for.


Generation Next: A Look Inside Healthcare Design Education

October 21, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Professors, design firms, students, and recent graduates share insight on the state of education for healthcare design and architecture, the skill set new designers need to compete, and the issues they can’t wait to solve.


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.


New ASID Tool Aims To Break Through The Sustainability Clutter

November 4, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The Protocols for Health and Wellness in Design will be released in 2015 with the goal to help design professionals understand existing green guidelines and how they work together.

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.

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.

Take Five With Sheila Bosch

April 22, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The director of healthcare research at Gresham, Smith and Partners and The HCD 10 Researcher of the Year discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.

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.

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.

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.

Research Brief: Design Elements That Deter Patients From Using Hospital Gardens

January 17, 2014     Adapted from The HERD Journal, Summer 2013 issue
Access to nature has proven healing qualities, but proper design of outdoor healthcare spaces can make or break their usefulness. Recent research illuminates key design parameters based on data from studying three pediatric hospitals in Texas.

Designing The Med-Surg Room

December 2, 2013     Upali Nanda, Anjali Joseph, and Melissa Piatkowski
An evidence-based tool to help designers identify ways to improve patient and worker safety, quality of care, and organizational health.

Take Five With Jeffrey Stouffer

October 17, 2013     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The principal and academic and pediatric practice leader with HKS, Inc. discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.

MNH Helps Green Singapore's Garden City

August 28, 2013     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sustainable design elements at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital earned the project a Building and Construction Authority's Green Mark Platinum Award.

Numbers Aside, LEED Buildings Make Sense

July 24, 2013     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Study’s authors make a business case that LEED can bring operational savings as well as help improve staff retention.
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