Healthcare Facilities

From hospitals to research facilities, healthcare buildings are essential to the health of the world’s population, as well as medical innovation. Designing these structures requires a delicate balance of technical requirements with the needs of doctors and patients, but when done right, these designs can save lives.
Florida lifts 14-year ban on nursing home construction

Florida will get 22 new nursing home facilities and 11 others will expand, for a total value of $430 million. Photo: Onore Baka Sama via Wikimedia Commons

February 26, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Some $430 million of new space for senior care in Florida has been approved after the state ended...

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Primer: Using 'parallel estimating' to pinpoint costs on healthcare construction projects

Photo: U.S. Navy photo by Chief Warrant Officer 4 Seth Rossman via Wikimedia Commonshosp

February 11, 2015 | Andrew Sumner, CBRE Healthcare

As pressure increases to understand capital cost prior to the first spade touching dirt, more hea...

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market, Grand Rapids, Mich. Photo: Mike Buck

Grand Rapids Downtown Market, Grand Rapids, Mich. Photo: Mike Buck

February 05, 2015 | Bruner Foundation

Falls Park on the Reedy in Greenville, S.C., and the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Downtown Market are amo...

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7 new factors shaping hospital emergency departments

The Marion Emergency Care Center at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth, features a “super track” area to assess and treat low-acuity patients. Photo: Daryl Shields / HKS

February 01, 2015 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

A new generation of highly efficient emergency care facilities is upping the ante on patient care...

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Mega medical complex opens in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood

About $600 million of the complex’s $1.5 billion cost was raised from private donors. All photos: Mark Citret via Flickr 

January 30, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

The new UCSF Medical Center is actually three hospitals in one.

Photo: Geo Swan via Wikimedia Commons
January 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Construction consultant FMI foresees—with some caveats—continuing growth in the office, lodging,...

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Photo courtesy CBRE Healthcare
December 31, 2014 | Patrick Duke, Managing Director, CBRE Healthcare

Healthcare continues to shift toward Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley as it revamps business pra...

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Plan courtesy HDR
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

By bringing healthcare services in house, Dallas County Jail will greatly minimize the security r...

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Rendering courtesy STERIS
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Infection control, a constant worry for hospital administrators and clinical staffs, is heightene...

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Images courtesy HealthSpot
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The HealthSpot station is an 8x5-foot, ADA-compliant mobile kiosk that lets patients access a net...

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U.S. Census Bureau
December 02, 2014 | Associated Builders and Contractors

This month's increase in nonresidential construction spending is far more consistent with the ane...

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November 21, 2014 | Lora Schwartz, Principal Consultant, CBRE Healthcare

Healthcare organizations are under extreme pressure to reduce costs, writes CBRE Healthcare's Lor...

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In a video announcement released by Haskell, three business leaders at Haskell a
November 14, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The combination expands Haskell’s geographic presence by adding FreemanWhite’s offices in Chicago...

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At Coastline Community Colleges Newport Beach (Calif.) Campus, the Building Tea
November 10, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Providing more comfortable conditions to building occupants has become a top priority in today’s...

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Perkins Eastman and Turner Construction led the effort to convert the once-endan
October 30, 2014 | Perkins Eastman/LBL

The merger will significantly build upon the established practices—particularly healthcare—of bot...

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With 57 units in Phase 1 of the project, Orchards at Orenco in Hillsboro, Ore.,
October 22, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

Passive House, an ultra-efficient building standard that originated in Germany, has been used for...

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October 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The bright-white structures will feature a curvilinear form, mimicking bones and ligament. 

The research can help designers identify which products should be subjected to e
October 16, 2014 | Perkins+Will

The white paper includes a list of 193 flame retardants, including 29 discovered in building and...

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Photo courtesy Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities
October 15, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The impetus behind Harvard's Center for Green Buildings and Cities is what the design school’s de...

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Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd
October 14, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...

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The $100 million MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, designed by architecture f
October 14, 2014 | Adele Houghton, RA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, ND

The path to more extensive use of health data in green building is blocked by certain myths that...

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At Ohlone Community College in Fremont, Calif., CannonDesign, in association wit
October 13, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the American Institute of Architects’ effort to have arc...

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Rendering courtesy Union Village, HKS
October 08, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $1.2 billion Union Village project is expected to create 12,000 permanent jobs when completed...

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September 24, 2014 | AIA

On the heels of recording its strongest pace of growth since 2007, there continues to be an incre...

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September 22, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

From metal mesh panels to concealed-suspension ceilings, here's our roundup of the latest acousti...

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Perkins Eastman and Turner Construction led the effort to convert the once-endan
September 21, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Repurposing existing retail and office space is becoming an increasingly popular strategy for hos...

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September 19, 2014 | International Interior Design Association

Winners of IIDA's 2014 Healthcare Interior Design Competition include Perkins+Will, AECOM, Buffal...

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Head offices for the Federation of Korean Industries. Photo: courtesy Adrian Smi
September 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Parsons Brinckerhoff, Gensler, and Jacobs top BD+C's rankings of U.S.-based design and constructi...

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September 15, 2014 | Perkins+Will

The new hospital will be home to numerous hospital services including public health, accident and...

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September 09, 2014 | Harley Ellis Devereaux

Effective January 1, 2014, Ralph Lotito and Brett Paloutzian have merged BFHL, comprising 15 heal...

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