Interior Design

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Upgrading ORs Without Missing A Beat

July 29, 2014     Karan Hoffman
From MEP infrastructure to appropriate phasing, there are plenty of things to consider when undergoing an OR renovation.
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PHOTO TOUR: Legacy ER

July 25, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the new Legacy ER in Allen, Texas, opened in November 2013.
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Staff Support: Designing Optimal Healthcare Work Environments

July 21, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
From supportive staff workspaces to on-site fitness centers to business-class lounges, hospitals are responding to employee needs—by design.
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What Defines “Appropriate” Healthcare Design?

July 21, 2014     Debra Levin
In response to a healthcare system in financial turmoil, design choices deemed appropriate for new facilities today are a whole lot different than what the design community embraced just years ago.
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Sports Stadiums: A New Playing Field For Healthcare Design?

July 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sports and healthcare naturally benefit one another, so why aren’t they more integrated in the built environment? An exhibit in the Netherlands proposes turning former sports arenas, such as a FIFA World Cup stadium, into environments for preventative care.
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Mercy Health Goes Bold And Beautiful

July 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Faced with a challenging site, the design team behind the new Mercy Health West hospital in Cincinnati maximized the location to create innovative design solutions—inside and out.
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Hasbro Children’s Gives Families A Break With A New Lounge

July 14, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The sixth floor’s new Dunkin’ Donuts Family Room features a kitchen, computer stations, and seating options, all in a setting resembling one of its restaurants.
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PHOTO TOUR: Oakwood Home For Adults With Autism

July 11, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the Oakwood Home for Adults with Autism at Oakland’s Hospital near Caterham, Surrey, U.K., completed in March 2014.
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Designing Abroad: Cultural Considerations In Evidence-Based Design

July 7, 2014     Bonny Slater
In the final installment of a three-part guest blog series on international design challenges, Perkins+Will’s Bonny Slater discusses the need for more studies that can be applied and adapted on a global scale.
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Evaluating Post-Occupancy Evaluations

July 7, 2014     Christine Guzzo Vickery
How do healthcare designers know if their carefully planned design solutions actually accomplished intended goals for improved patient care delivery? Post-occupancy evaluations are one way to answer that question.
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PHOTO TOUR: Ocean Medical Center ED

July 3, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the new emergency department at Ocean Medical Center, Meridian Health System, in Brick, N.J., opened in April 2014.
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It’s A Family Affair

July 3, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Healthcare facilities are updating and introducing new family and visitor spaces to send a message to loved ones that they’re important.
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Guest Services: A New Approach

July 3, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As loved ones take on a larger role in the caregiving process, healthcare facilities are rethinking family and visitor spaces to provide a variety of spaces for them to work, play, or simply get away.
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Room To Upgrade With Technology

July 2, 2014     Jaques Black
Implementing new technologies into existing spaces has become a major factor in construction planning, bringing new challenges and complexities to projects.
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The ABCs Of Building Product Transparency

June 30, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Here’s what you need to know about product declarations and how they’re helping the healthcare industry make more informed design decisions.
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