In light of rising water and sewage rates, changing regulations, and the increasing occurrence of extreme weather conditions, healthcare facilities are exploring new ways to reduce their water consumption.
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.
Newly adopted codes require that new buildings must have an outside window or outside door in every sleeping room, with a sill height no higher than 36 inches above the floor. But what does this mean for short-stay units?
May 26, 2016 Basak Alkan and Tatiana Guimaraes, on behalf of AIA-AAH
Hospitals have an opportunity to serve as the base upon which health districts that improve the well-being of a community can be built. The Baton Rouge Health District in Baton Rouge, La., serves as an example of how it’s done.
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.
A healthcare design firm is developing a technology that will produce hard metrics for teams to present to clients to answer questions about the real value of wellness initiatives, an attempt to capture effectiveness and measure cost against benefit.