Featured Projects


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.

Cardiac ICU Renovation, Children's National: Project Breakdown

March 28, 2013     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
Details on the cardiac intensive care unit renovation at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.—completed in December 2011—including costs, design team, and suppliers.

Taking the Garden Path to Health

May 1, 2012     Natalie Symon, IIDA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C
Many healing gardens put on paper and budgeted for are often value engineered out of a project. But considering the benefits these spaces can have on those who visit them, can healthcare really do without? Read on for IIDA CEUs.

The Architecture Facts and Figures

April 4, 2012     Shandi Matambanadzo, Associate Editor
The Almanac of Architecture and Design 2012 lists not only information about architecture firms but is also a reference book for anyone in the design profession.

Alive and Well

March 29, 2012     David Johnson, AIA, EDAC, and Michael Speck, AIA
A collaboration between Hayes Green Beach Hospital and the local community in Charlotte, Michigan, the Alive wellness facility offers a comprehensive program that recognizes there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to good health.

Outside In

May 27, 2011     Jennifer Kovacs, Managing Editor
Mountain States Health Alliance turns to Karlsberger to design its LEED-certified Franklin Woods Community Hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee.

‘What you see is what you get'

May 1, 2011     Amy Fryer
When hospitals lack pleasing outside views for patients and visitors, interior designers step in.

In its journey to Silver, Virginia hospital picks up Gold

May 1, 2011     Holly Martin
Exceeding one's own expectations has its rewards. In this case, a 238-bed, full-service hospital in northwestern Virginia learned that its reward was LEED Gold.

Women's Healthcare by the Bay

May 1, 2011     Todd Hutlock, Editor-in-Chief
Faced with the choice of upgrading, the leadership at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, decided not only to stay the course but to build a beautiful new facility.

The New Parkland Hospital Master Plan, Part 4

April 12, 2011     Hank Adams, AIA, and Chuck Armstrong, AIA
While it’s not uncommon for new hospital projects to solicit the advice of medical professionals and their patients, it is a new phenomenon to house these advisors among the facilities and design team.

Coming into focus: Connecting environmental stewardship and community benefit

Catholic Health Association and Practice Greenhealth's Environmental Sustainabil
April 1, 2011     Janet Brown, Contributing Editor
Science, complemented with stories, can help us best message the connection between environmental health and overall wellness.

Persistence: The key to promoting and implementing sustainability

April 1, 2011     John M. Swift Jr., PE, CEM, LEED
As the healthcare industry shifts toward green practices, facilities are examining how their operations affect the “triple bottom line”

A walk in the woods

April 1, 2011     Todd Hutlock, Editor-in-Chief
The South Sound region near Tacoma, Washington, was one of the largest population centers in the state without a central community hospital, and Franciscan Health System decided that more than 3,500 emergencies and 4,000 patients requiring overnight care who had to travel away from the area annually was simply too much.

Obstacles and solutions in real-world design

March 23, 2011     Problems overcome with creativity, ingenuity
Such innovative and even award-winning design does not come easy. Participants in this year's DESIGN Showcase shared not only their project

Comfort and joy

March 23, 2011     Patricia Sheehan, Editor-in-Chief
Willson Hospice House, Albany, Georgia Ila Burdette, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal Perkins+Will Page 42 When Ila Burdette describes her experience
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