Evidence-based Design


HCD Expo Keynote: Changemakers Find Magic In The Intersection Of Research, Design, Education

November 14, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Executive Editor

This year’s honorees—D. Kirk Hamilton and Jaynelle Stichler—have coedited the HERD Journal for more than a decade. At the Healthcare Design Expo in Houston, they discussed how their careers in architecture and nursing, respectively, eventually led to writing, research, and advocating for evidence-based design.


Searching For The Perfect Nursing Station Design

November 14, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Executive Editor

New research shared at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference shows the debate over centralized and decentralized nursing stations is far from over.


Having It All: New Trends In Clinic Design

November 3, 2016     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

The care provided in clinics is becoming more and more comprehensive, pushing designers and providers to create collaborative, flexible, and welcoming spaces that accommodate a multitude of needs.  


Trust Me; It’s Research

July 29, 2016     Ellen Taylor

The frenzy of today’s political discourse reminds us that facts and findings can be easily misinterpreted, misrepresented, and misused. Make sure you’re an informed user—and source—of evidence-based design knowledge. 


Showcase 2016: Today's Healthcare Designs Are Making A Statement

July 8, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Community-inspired aesthetics and indoor/outdoor connections were on display in this year’s Healthcare Design Showcase, but jurors are still looking for more solutions on staff spaces and places where families and care teams can collaborate.


Take 5 With Mary Frazier

June 21, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The principal and architect at EwingCole discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.


Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark

June 16, 2016     Joan Suchomel

When planning lighting programs in healthcare facilities, it’s important that designers think beyond the role daylighting plays in the healing process. Many critical body functions take place while we sleep at night and require total darkness in the patient care environment. 


6 Evidence-Based Design Strategies For Med/Surg Rooms

May 19, 2016     Debra Levin

The Center for Health Design studied patient rooms in medical/surgical units to identify the top design considerations that should be introduced for improved patient and staff safety. Here’s a look at the top six. 


Fueling Change In Healthcare Dining

May 17, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is using EBD to renovate its cafeteria into a healing environment replete with views of nature, daylighting, and fresh prepared menu options.


HERD Editors Named 2016 Changemakers

May 4, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

The Center for Health Design's annual award to recognize individuals or organizations that have changed the way healthcare facilities are designed and built this year goes to the cofounders and co-editors of the Health Environments Research & Design Journal. They'll be honored at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in November. 


All Is Well: Q+A With Perkins+Will’s Sharon Woodworth

May 2, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The healthcare practice leader at Perkins+Will’s San Francisco office discusses the evolution of wellness and sustainable healthcare design, the need for outcome-based codes, and why we need to start think beyond buildings to create healthcare districts.


All Is Well: Shriners For Children Delivers All Access To Nature

April 27, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

From ground level to the roof top, the new medical center will provide accessible garden space on every level of the 75,000-square-foot-building when it opens this year in Pasadena, Calif.


A Rural Healthcare Roadmap

April 12, 2016     Kirsten Staloch

Critical access hospitals and other remote healthcare sites face unique challenges and provider goals, calling for healthcare spaces that support those needs. A recent research study identifies some proven paths for design.


Time for Change: Top Insights From the 2015 Healthcare Design Conference

December 17, 2015     Adam Armstrong

Imagine looking at an exam room from 20 years ago, and compare it to contemporary exam rooms.  Overwhelmingly, there is little to no difference between the two.   In the world of healthcare design, it is time for change.

Watch this video as the Steelcase Health team shares their insights from the 2015 Healthcare Design Conference in Washington D.C. .  Listen to key thought leaders detail how they shared over 10,000 hours of evidence-based behavioral field data and analysis, illustrated key applications and design concepts in a booth that were driven by these findings, and the true impact space can have on patient outcomes.


New Ideas For The New Year

December 11, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Before we say goodbye to 2015, let's take a moment to reflect on some of the industry’s best moments and what we'd like to see happen in the coming months.

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