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.
Rendering of David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Courtesy Perkins Eastman

February 11, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building creates a model for 21st century cancer care.

Huoshenshan hospital

Images courtesy Xinhua

February 03, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

One of PDA’s recent projects was the design of Vibra Healthcare’s 56,000-sf rehabilitation hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif., which features upscale hospitality in its 50 deluxe rooms. Images: HED 

January 06, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Puchlik Design Associates, its new addition, specializes in healthcare design.

A new Medical Innovation Building will open in Grand Rapids, Mich., in two years, adding to that city's research capabilities. Photos: Rockford Construction

November 26, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Michigan State University is part of a development team for a new life sciences building.

On the campus of University Hospital in San Antonio, construction has begun on a 12-story tower that will serve women and children patients. Rendering: ZGF and Marmon Mok

November 06, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This $500 million project represents the next phase in the hospital system’s capital improvement...

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All renderings courtesy UNC Health Care

November 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Skanska USA will build the project in three phases.

Max and Debra Ernst Heart Center, Beaumont Hospital, Michigan, Heart failure clinics

Heart failure clinics, like the one that just opened at Beaumont Hospital in Michigan, are helping to reduce fatalities causes by heart disease. Images: HED


October 04, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

An example of this building trend recently opened at Beaumont Hospital near Ann Arbor, Mich.

Medical offices are filling space vacated by retail, Rosedale Center in Minnesota's Twin Cities

A rendering of an expanded Rosedale Center in Minnesota's Twin Cities, which when completed will include a medical office building. Image: Rosedale Center

October 01, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Healthcare developers and providers like the locations, traffic, and parking these spaces offer....

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The Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, built by Robins & Morton for Navicent Health. The five-story addition to The Medical Center of Macon, Ga., includes a new emergency center, imaging suites, a new pediatric unit, and a new 66-bed NICU and CCU. Photo: Tom Harris


August 16, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

These buildings perform functions like a medical practitioner. This and more healthcare sector tr...

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Aerial view of Atrium Helath NorthEast's new Heart and Vascular Tower
August 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Robins & Morton provided construction services for the project.

Best of healthcare design for 2019, GHESKIO Tuberculosis Hospital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti | MASS Design Group, Photo: Iwan Baan, courtesy AIA

GHESKIO Tuberculosis Hospital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, by MASS Design Group. Photo: Iwan Baan,, courtesy AIA


August 01, 2019 | AIA and BD+C

A VA rehab center in Palo Alto, Calif., and a tuberculosis hospital in Haiti are among five healt...

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A rendering of the main entry of Mora (Minn.) Hospital and Clinic, which underwent an extensive remodeling and expansion. Image: Courtesy of Kraus Anderson Construction

July 18, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A 25-month project includes three separate additions.

All renderings courtesy C.F. Møller Architects

July 09, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

C.F. Møller Architects is designing the project.

All photos: Ben Benschneider

July 02, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Called the Seattle Veterans Affairs Mental Health and Research Building, the structure is meant t...

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Beyond the corner store: Where retail health is headed

SmartExam, a virtual care platform by Portland, Oregon-based Bright.MD, attracts a significant number of patients under the age of 40 who do not have a primary care doctor and want a convenient experience.

May 24, 2019 | Lisa Feeley and Sarah Carter, Transwestern

New players are redefining what retail health might look like by embracing technologies including...

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All renderings courtesy CO Architects

May 16, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

The trapezoidal shape of the building is an eco-friendly feature.

Construction of new children’s hospital addition in NW Florida had to weather several storms

The four-story tower addition includes a 72-bed neonatal ICU and 10-bed pediatric ICU. Image: Jim Hobart/MacBeth Studio

May 09, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Patient and staff care were primary concerns during this 25-month project, says its GC.

A rendering of a drone-powered hospital that would allow patients to access medical supplies and food that would be transported to portals outside of their rooms. Image: Leo A Daly

May 03, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Leo A Daly’s Miami studio envisions a drone-powered hospital that enhances resilience to natural...

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Miura’s EX Gas/Oil Series High Pressure Steam Boiler at Greenwich (Conn.) Hospital. PHOTO: Miura Boiler


Greenwich Hospital, in Greenwich, Conn., chooses new Miura boilers.

It’s official: China opens first green hospital, designed by HMC Architects

With an eye-catching, sustainable design, Shunde Hospital aims to be the vanguard of a nationwide system of energy efficient, cutting edge teaching hospitals throughout China. The complex of buildings dominates the city of Shunde. Photo: David Wakely, courtesy HMC Architects

April 15, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Shunde Hospital of Southern Medical University is the official pilot green hospital for developme...

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All Photos: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

April 12, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Foster + Partners designed the facility.

A rendering of a 101,627-sf medical clinic replacement building in Fort Knox, Ky., which CallisonRTKL designed and Mortenson is building. Construction should be completed in spring 2021. A new study conducted by Mortenson finds that technology-abetted virtual care could become more prevalent in the future. Image: Mortenson

April 03, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Mortenson’s latest study finds that Millennials’ inclinations toward technological solutions are...

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Courtesy HKS Architects

April 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HKS Architects designed the addition.

March 29, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Francis Cauffman Architects (FCA) designed the adaptive reuse project.

The “sails” on the exterior of the new Sidra Medical and Research Center in Doha, Qatar, call to mind local dhows and sand patterns. Image: Jeff Goldberg_Esto

February 20, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Three ceramic-clad sails transport its exterior.

PSC retail and cafe element

Courtesy B+H Architects.

January 31, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Patient Support Centre will be the first project to comply with Toronto’s ­Tier 2 Building St...

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The 22,000-sf, 12-bedroom Almost Home Kids facility in Peoria, Ill., provides transitional care for children with complicated health conditions. Images: Ballogg Photography

December 12, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its newest location is positioned as a prototype for national growth.

Avera eCARE, the telehealth program of Avera Health, operates a 34,000-sf virtual hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., as well as satellites in three other states. The program handles up to 18,000 patient ”visits” in a typical month. Image: Avera Health

November 30, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Guidelines emphasize maintaining human interaction.  

Nautical theme at Salah Foundation Children's Hospital

Courtesy Salah Foundation Children's Hospital

November 28, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Skanska USA built the project.

OAH outpatient surgical center
October 30, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

MBH ARCHITECTURE is the architect for the project.

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