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.
Freestanding emergency departments are growing in popularity as providers find opportunity in a less costly and more convenient care option that expands reach and helps drive hospital volume. Planning and design considerations for this new project type are explored in an article from the AIA-AAH.
February 26, 2016 Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As part of the Canada Green Building Council’s new construction certification program, the project focused on strategic procurement of materials with recycled content and energy- and water-saving design features.
February 25, 2016 Patricia A. Lenaghan and Robert D. Counter
The inclusion of frontline staff in the design of Nebraska Medicine’s biocontainment unit—one of the few U.S. facilities to deal firsthand with the 2014 Ebola outbreak—paid off with a space tailored to their needs. Post-activation staff feedback now gives the industry plenty to build on.