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.
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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Photo: Pfree2014 via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Pfree2014 via Wikimedia Commons

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

In a video announcement released by Haskell, three business leaders at Haskell and FreemanWhite discuss the acquisition (l. to r

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

At Coastline Community Colleges Newport Beach (Calif.) Campus, the Building Team took advantage of the sites natural coastal g

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

Perkins Eastman and Turner Construction led the effort to convert the once-endangered Curran OToole Building in Manhattans Gre

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.,

With 57 units in Phase 1 of the project, Orchards at Orenco in Hillsboro, Ore., is the largest precertified Passive House buildi

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

The research can help designers identify which products should be subjected to extra scrutiny during the design and construction

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

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

Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidden deterioration conditions. A seemingly impervi

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

The $100 million MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, designed by architecture firm Francis Cauffman, with P. Agnes Inc. as gene

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

At Ohlone Community College in Fremont, Calif., CannonDesign, in association with Anderson Brule Architects, is designing a repl

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

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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Photo: Samuel Boisvert via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Samuel Boisvert via Wikimedia Commons

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

Perkins Eastman and Turner Construction led the effort to convert the once-endangered Curran OToole Building in Manhattans Gre

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

Head offices for the Federation of Korean Industries. Photo: courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

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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Arizona Capitol Museum 2014. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia

Arizona Capitol Museum 2014. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia

September 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

PCL Construction, Stantec, and AECOM head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest state governmen...

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Photo: Tomasz Sienicki via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Tomasz Sienicki via Wikimedia Commons

September 08, 2014 | Megan Donham, Associate Consultant, CBRE Healthcare

The underlying variables and tools used to manage collaboration between teams is ultimately the d...

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The Mount Sinai Hess Center for Science and Medicine, in New York, a winner in t

The Mount Sinai Hess Center for Science and Medicine, in New York, a winner in the 2014 AIA Academy of Architecture for Health d

September 04, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Healthcare construction will continue to feel the effects of radical changes in the delivery of c...

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City of Galveston (Texas) Fire Station #4. Photo: courtesy HDR

City of Galveston (Texas) Fire Station #4. Photo: courtesy HDR

September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

STV, HOK, and Turner top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest local government design and cons...

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