Evidence-based Design


Seeds Of Change: An Interview With Roger Ulrich

October 12, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, editor-in-chief

As the Center for Health Design bestows its Changemaker Award upon Roger Ulrich at this year’s Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, Healthcare Design spoke with him about the evolution of EBD and what excites him about its future.


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.


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. 


Little Things: Designing For Labor, Delivery, And Beyond

July 31, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Hospitals and health systems around the country are investing capital dollars in the birth experience, from creating standalone birth centers to renovating obstetrics units, all in an effort to get the details right for that special day—and, hopefully, inspire lifelong relationships along the way.


What I Learned On My Tour Of Park Nicollet Women’s Center

July 28, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Start with 18 bathrooms, bring 15 services together under one roof, and offer two types of waiting environments—including space for kids—and you’re on the right path to improving the healthcare experience for women.


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: Shriners for Children Medical Center

July 14, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

See a sneak peek of Shriners for Children’s new healthcare center in Pasadena, Calif., scheduled to open in 2017. 


Healthcare Form Meets Healthcare Function

July 10, 2015     Debra Levin

Too often healthcare facilities are built to answer a specific need, but more longevity can be achieved if buildings respond to strategic initiatives instead.


A Fresh Look At Pediatric Oncology, Behavioral Health Spaces

July 9, 2015     Tammy Smith Thompson

The Institute for Patient-Centered Design launches a new behavioral health design competition, as last year’s winning pediatric oncology care submission progresses toward becoming a real-life learning lab. 


Collaboration Is Key In Swedish NICU Design

June 23, 2015     Gloria Cornell

On the third and final leg of my journey, I visited Stockholm—the heart of some of the most extensive NICU research in the world.


Why Reality TV Might Be Killing Healthcare Design

June 22, 2015     Ellen Taylor

In a world of reality TV shows that document one-day home makeovers and quick flips, the real work of designers is at risk of being diminished. And for a segment as complex as healthcare design, shouldn’t we be dedicating more time and resources to the process?


Healthcare Design Legacy: Michael Graves

May 18, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Postmodernist architect Michael Graves, who died in March at the age of 80, spent the past decade using his own physical disability to inspire built environment solutions that accommodate everyone. Here's a look at highlights of his firm's work in healthcare and beyond, to serve as inspiration for us all.

Collaboration Via Research At The New Parkland

May 8, 2015     Gena English and Kathy Harper
Parkland Health & Hospital System encouraged partners on its new Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas to conduct research during the project. Here are the lessons learned along the way.

Prescriptive Design: POE Measures Success Of VA Pharmacy Renovation

April 30, 2015     Elizabeth Stanberry, Mary Therese Hankinson, and Ellen Taylor
A VA pharmacy in New Jersey was redesigned with an eye on much more than aesthetics, creating operational efficiencies to solve patient satisfaction and workflow challenges. The results of a POE shed light on what worked and where additional improvements might be made.

The Evolution Of Healthcare Design Interiors

April 24, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Healthcare interiors have come a long way from the days when the words “design” and “hospital” were rarely used in the same sentence

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