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.
The 34,000-sf Adamsville Regional Health Center, designed by Stanley Beaman & Se

The 34,000-sf Adamsville Regional Health Center, designed by Stanley Beaman & Sears, with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. as CM. The AIA-AAH award winner provides a primary care clinic, a behavioral health clinic, a dental clinic, childcare facilities, and a workforce development center to residents of this predominantly African-American neighborhood on Atlantas west side. Photo: Jonathan Hillyer

July 30, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

At the current pace, in 2020 the U.S. will spend $4.2 trillion a year on healthcare; unchecked, w...

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The new Bill Holmes Tower at CHOC Childrens Hospital in Orange, Calif., provide

The new Bill Holmes Tower at CHOC Childrens Hospital in Orange, Calif., provides inpatient care in a building that consolidates previously scattered services. The 426,000-sf facility signifies CHOCs intention to become a nationally recognized childrens hospital, and includes Orange Countys only ER, imaging, and cardiac facilities dedicated to pediatric patients. On the Building Team: FKP Architects, Jacobs (CM), and McCarthy Building Companies (GC). Photo: Craig Dugan Photography

July 30, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Hard to believe, but we’re only six months away from when the Affordable Care Act will usher in a...

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Lean principles and integrated project delivery shaped the new Owensboro Health

Lean principles and integrated project delivery shaped the new Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, part of the Owensboro (Ky.) Medical Health System. Patient care and recordkeeping functions were analyzed and mapped to maximize efficiency and safety. The Building Team included consultant KLMK Group, with HGA (architect) and Turner Construction (CM). Photo: Charles Mahlinger Photography

July 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Turner, McCarthy, Clark Group top Building Design+Construction's 2013 ranking of the largest heal...

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The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children, Birmingham, Ala. The Building Team i

The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children, Birmingham, Ala. The Building Team includes: HKS and Giattina Aycock Architecture (architects); KLMK (program manager); Hoar Construction and BE&K Construction Group (contractors); CCRD Partners (MEP engineer); HKS (structural engineer); Walter Schoal Engineering (civil engineer). Photo: HKS, Blake Marvin

July 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Jacobs, URS top Building Design+Construction's 2013 ranking of the largest healthcare engi...

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Ennead Architects led the renovation and expansion of facilities for the Yale Ar

Ennead Architects led the renovation and expansion of facilities for the Yale Art Gallery, now spanning three buildings. Shown here is the Swartout building, also known as the Old Yale Art Gallery. The 1928 neo-Gothic structure was cleaned and restored, but also received new white cube spaces on upper stories, as well as a new sculpture terrace. The project also included renovation of the 1953 main building, originally designed by Louis Kahn. Photo: Ennead Architects

July 29, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The editors of Building Design+Construction magazine present the findings of the annual...

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July 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Structure Tone, DPR, Gilbane top Building Design+Construction's 2013 ranking of the largest recon...

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July 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

URS, STV, Wiss Janney Elstner top Building Design+Construction's 2013 ranking of the largest reco...

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July 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, HOK, HDR top Building Design+Construction's 2013 ranking of the largest reconstruction a...

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The Paramount Theatre of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was heavily damaged by flooding in

The Paramount Theatre of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was heavily damaged by flooding in 2008, with water inundating underground levels and rising nearly eight feet on the main floor. A team including KJWW Engineering Consultants and Ryan Companies revived the 1928 venue in 2012, incorporating modern amenities for performers and audiences. PHOTO: MAINSTREET STUDIO

July 19, 2013 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor
Increasingly, owners recognize that existing buildings represent a considerable resource in emb...
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July 12, 2013 | AIA

AIA's Academy of Architecture for Health announced the recipients of the 2013 AIA National Health...

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July 02, 2013 | USGBC

The U.S. Green Building Council membership has voted to adopt LEED v4, the next update to the wor...

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July 01, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A new report released today forecasts the volume of construction output will grow by more than 70...

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June 28, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A recent survey of more than 60 building owners and facility management professionals by Mortenso...

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June 18, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Engineers at Brinjac quantify the illuminance and energy consumption levels achieved by increasin...

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June 17, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Energy Department today launched a new Buildings Performance Database, the largest free, publ...

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The Georgia Tech Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory was the lone Platinu

The Georgia Tech Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory was the lone Platinum Award winner in the 2013 Building Team Awards competition.

June 12, 2013 | BD+C Editors

The winners of the 2013 Building Team Awards show that great buildings cannot be built without th...

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June 05, 2013 | USGBC

In an effort to accelerate sustainable development around the world, the U.S. Green Building Coun...

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June 03, 2013 | U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending d...

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May 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Tile of Spain consultant and ceramic tile expert Ryan Fasan presented his "What's Trending in Til...

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May 20, 2013 | Jones Lang LaSalle

With healthier job growth numbers and construction volumes at near-historic lows, real estate exp...

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May 09, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Six years after a tornado virtually wiped out the town, Greensburg, Kan., is the world's leading...

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May 08, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

When embarking upon a roofing renovation project, one of the first decisions for the Building Tea...

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May 01, 2013 | AIA

More than 350 companies urge rejection of special interest efforts to gut key parts of Energy Ind...

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The design and construction of the hospitals 42-foot-high, 60,000-sf mechanical

The design and construction of the hospitals 42-foot-high, 60,000-sf mechanical floor was coordinated using BIM/VDC. All MEP subcontractors were co-located with the construction management team during the project in a highly collaborative environment. When clashes or other issues arose, the entire team would gather and come up with a workable solution.

May 01, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The Building Team for the 23-story Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago implements an integrated...

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For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High Scho

For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High School in Norridge, Ill., the design team specified

April 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Kate Steel of Steel Consulting Services offers tips and advice for choosing the correct code-comp...

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April 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Designed specifically for hospitals, nursing homes, child care centers, and other healthcare faci...

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April 24, 2013 | BD+C Staff

North Carolina lawmakers have introduced state legislation that would restrict the use of nationa...

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April 24, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants cool roofs added to the city’s building code. He is...

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