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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.
UCI Medical Center exterior

Renderings courtesy CO Architects

April 16, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Hensel Phelps + CO Architects design-build team were awarded the project.

Cordilleras three-story co-housing building

Renderings courtesy CannonDesign

April 13, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CannonDesign is the architect for the project.

March 04, 2021 | Lesa Lorusso, Ph.D., MBA, MSArch, Allied AIA, ASID, RID, NCIDQ

Research suggests that the built environment may help reduce burnout.

The Weekly show, Feb 25, 2021: When healthcare designers become patients, and machine learning for building design
February 25, 2021 | BD+C STAFF

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from BK Facility Con...

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The Grand, a mixed-use project in Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles has $3 billion in new construction projects under development, including The Grand, a mixed-used 1.2-million-sf public-private partnership that Related Cos. is developing, according to a new report from the Downtown Center Business Improvement District.  However, JLL's latest Construction Forecast predicts a slow recovery in construction spending nationwide. Image: Related Companies

February 24, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Predicts second-half improvement toward normalization next year.

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The Weekly show, Feb 18, 2021: What patients want from healthcare facilities, and Post-COVID retail trends
February 18, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from JLL and Landini...

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Healthcare design in a post-COVID-19 world

The 66,000-sf Virtua Samson Cancer Center in Moorestown, N.J., designed by Francis Cauffman Architects. The project involved converting a grocery store into a cancer center. Go to page 38 for more on this project. Photo ©Jeffrey Totaro


February 05, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

COVID-19’s spread exposed cracks in the healthcare sector, but also opportunities in this secto...

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Patient pavilion at Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Photos: Brad Feinknopf

February 03, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CallisonRTKL designed the project.

One of iBuilt's factories in Berwick, Pa.

iBUILT operates three factories in Pennsylvania with a combined 2 million sf production capacity. One of those facilities will be fully automated by the end of 2021. Image: Courtesy of iBUILT

January 26, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

iBUILT plans to double its production capacity this year, and usher in more technology and auto...

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Vassar Brothers Medical Center's 752,000-sf patient tower

The 752,000-sf building represents the first significant transformation of Vassar Brothers Medical Center in 133 years. Images: Brad Feinknopf

January 16, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The pavilion includes a 66-room Emergency Department.

An aerial rendering of Ohana Center for Health

The under-construction Ohana Center for Health in Monterey, Calif., reflects a growing need for mental heathcare. Images: NBBJ

January 09, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

NBBJ is among the firms tapping into this trend.

Download a PDF of all 2020 Giants 400 Rankings from Building Design+Construction magazine

Pictured: Arlington (Va.) Public Schools Heights Building Photo by Jim Tetro, courtesy Gilbane


December 16, 2020 | BD+C EDITORS

This 70-page PDF features AEC firm rankings across 51 building sectors, disciplines, and specia...

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The Weekly show, Dec 10, 2020: The future of medical office buildings, and virtual internship programs
December 10, 2020 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from SMRT Architects and Engineer...

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December 04, 2020 | Seth Kelso, Project Director, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

5 infection control principles used in high-containment facilities.

2020 Science & Technology Facilities Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the S+T sector

Photo: Gaëtan Bussy from Pixabay


December 03, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

HDR, Jacobs, and Turner head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest science and technology (S+...

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2020 Healthcare Sector Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. healthcare facilities sector

Photo courtesy Pexels


December 03, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

HDR, Jacobs, and Turner top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest healthcare facilities secto...

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Renderings courtesy HOK

November 23, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be New Jersey’s first comprehensive cancer center.

The Weekly show: Nvidia's Omniverse, AI for construction scheduling, COVID-19 signage
November 12, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from ALICE Technologies, Build Group, Hastings Architecture, Nv...

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The SPIRE Smart Building Program, World’s first smart building assessment and rating program

Photo courtesy UL and SPIRE Smart Building Program



The SPIRE Smart Building Program will help building owners and operators make better investment...

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Facade and ground level with cars in front

Photo: Albert Vecerko/Esto

October 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The New York Presbyterian David H. Koch Center wins a Silver Award in BD+C’s 2020 Building Team...

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MRMC exterior

All photos: Jim Herndon

October 20, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Learn why the Methodist Richardson Medical Center Vertical Expansion, in Richardson, Texas, was...

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Shirley Ryan Therapy Gardens

Therapy Gardens at the SHirley Ryan AbilityLab by HDR | Gensler in association with Clive Wilkinson Architects, a 2020 recipient. Photo: Dave Burk

October 02, 2020 | AIA

Awards program highlights trends in healthcare facility designs.

The new Health Science Education Center is designed and built to promote student-faculty interaction and training. Image: Peter Seiger

September 16, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Health Sciences Education Center includes two floors for simulation and immersive training....

Cairo Hospital aerial

All renderings courtesy Foster + Partners

September 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project focuses on natural light, greenery, and views of the outside.

2020 GIANTS 400 REPORT landing page Washington College_Semans Griswold Environmental Hall, Ayers Saint Gross

Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall, designed by Ayers Saint Gross, is home to Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society and commands a picturesque site on the Chester River. The river is a living laboratory that provides students with an immersive experience in support of the building’s programs in environmental science and sustainability. Photo courtesy Ayers Saint Gross


August 28, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The 2020 Giants 400 Report features more than 130 rankings across 25 building sectors and speci...

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A 12,560-sf addition to Meritus Health Center in Maryland went from concept to completion in four months. Design-to-permit alone took less than six weeks. Image: (c) John Cole

August 27, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Lean practices, and early engagement with the county’s permitting department, moved this projec...

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Advocate Aurora's newest Ambulatory Health Center cut a month off of its construction thanks to integrated project delivery that included subs, which is still a rarity in nonresidential building.  Images: John Magnoski

August 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Prefabrication played a major role in quickening construction.

The Department of Veterans Affairs' new care center, in Omaha, Neb., offers eight primary clinics. Images: Courtesy of Leo A Daly

August 13, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Clinic programming enhances patient privacy.

Shenzhen Children's Hospital aerial at night

All images courtesy B+H Architects

August 05, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

B+H Architects is designing the project.

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