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.
August 03, 2018 | Gigi Bainbridge

California hospitals can save money with a holistic approach to retrofit issues.

Maggie’s Centre Barts, London, designed by Steven Holl Architects. Photo: Iwan Baan

Maggie’s Centre Barts, London, designed by Steven Holl Architects. Photo: Iwan Baan

July 30, 2018 | AIA

The Steven Holl-designed Maggie’s Centre Barts cancer treatment facility in London highlights the...

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Healthcare market trends 2018: Health systems get leaner, more resilient

The $171 million, 475,000-sf John S. Oishei Children's Hospital of Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo. The project team: Shepley Bulfinch (architect), Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SE), DiDonato (CE), CannonDesign (MEP), CT & Associates (logistics/planning), HB & Associates (medical equipment planner), and Turner Construction (GC). Photo: Laura Peters/CannonDesign

July 26, 2018 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Hospitals set their sights on improving patient convenience and operational efficiency.

5 ways design is transforming behavioral healthcare

At the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Child, Teen & Family Center and Department of Psychiatry Building, patient waiting rooms are located adjacent to the central atrium in a highly visible corridor. Rendering: ZGF

July 11, 2018 | Kari Thorsen, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Principal, ZGF

Circadian lighting, calming materials, and transparency are helping to normalize the patient expe...

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Acute Care hospital view from the northwest

Courtesy HGA

July 10, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The facility’s master plan creates a ‘hospital in a park.’

July 09, 2018 | Ray Wong, AIA, MBA, NCARB, EDAC, LEED GA

Regardless of improved accuracy gains, caregivers may struggle with the idea of a computer logic...

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Stanford Health Pavilion D

Courtesy Stanford Health Care

June 28, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The facility recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

June 26, 2018 | Stephan K. Gartman, RA, LEED AP

Offering the one-two punch of cost savings and convenience, ASCs are increasingly becoming the ve...

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Verde Center at Peachtree

Rendering courtesy of Ryan Companies

June 26, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Construction is anticipated to begin on the initial phase in mid-2019.

The new 603,000-sf outpatient facility on the Richmond campus of Virginia Commonwealth University will consolidate many of VCU Health's services. Image: VCU

June 25, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New buildings for outpatient care, engineering, and rehabilitation of serious injuries and debili...

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Dax Alzheimer's Village. Courtesy NORD Architects.

June 06, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new facility will provide research on a new way of treating Alzheimer’s patients.

May 29, 2018 | Daniel C. Jardine, Principal, AIA, LEED AP

Telemedicine is a broad term that covers many aspects and mediums of care, but primarily it refer...

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May 24, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), embassy design... read more
VA clinic exterior

Courtesy Leo A Daly

May 24, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Leo A Daly designed the facility.

Cleveland clinic exterior

The seven-story cancer center is clad in glass curtain wall to maximize daylighting and views of the campus. In the main lobby, greeters welcome patients upon arrival. A palette of wood, glass, and daylight provides clear wayfinding throughout the ground level. Robert Benson Photography.

May 17, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gold Award: Cleveland Clinic’s new cancer center is a transparent, collaborative hub for improved...

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Rendering of Gulf Coast Medical Center

Courtesy HKS

May 07, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HKS is designing the project and Skanska USA will build it.

Exterior of the VTCC
April 30, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CannonDesign designed the project.

Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine will increase its clinical space by 60% through a renovation and addition that are being conducted while the school stays open and continues to offer its services to students and the community. Image: SmithGroupjjr

April 26, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A major renovation and addition are scheduled to minimize operational disruption.

April 24, 2018 | David Redemske

Research has shown that inmates are getting older and sicker.

April 20, 2018 | Steve Wilson, DBIA and Petya Kisyova, AIA, LEED BD+C

Released in February 2016, the latest standards of the United States Pharmacopeia’s Chapter 800 P...

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Sheppard Air Force Base's new Medical/Dental Clinic in Wichita Falls, Texas

Courtesy JE Dunn Construction

April 16, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is targeting LEED Silver certification.

March 28, 2018 | Ahmed Zaman

Sound can also be healing. It promotes a culture of quietness and enhances environments, not just...

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Interior of the Oishei Children's Hospital
March 19, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Shepley Bulfinch designed the project.

March 05, 2018 | Philip LiBassi

What exactly is the hospital of future? Or more specifically, what is the future of healthcare de...

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Healthcare operations: The good and bad of the ‘visit per room per day’ metric

Image: Pixabay

February 28, 2018 | Zhanting Gao, Advanced Simulation Specialist, HDR

Merely pursuing a high “visit per room per day” metric may drive up other resource needs and, in...

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Interior collaboration area in St. Jude's advanced research center

Rendering courtesy of The Crump Firm

February 21, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Crump Firm is designing the project.

The Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

The Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., matches each floor of its research tower dedicated to a specific disease with a corresponding and connected floor in the adjacent clinical tower that includes clinical-trial areas and “knowledge transfer” zones where clinical and research faculty offices reside. Photo courtesy HDR © 2017 Corey Gaffer.

February 16, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Healthcare systems ask their AEC partners for design flexibility that is adjustable to advances i...

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The new 6,115-sf Radiation Oncology department in Berkeley Heights, N.J.

The new 6,115-sf Radiation Oncology department in Berkeley Heights, N.J., expands Summit Medical Group’s comprehensive treatment program, and solidifies its affiliation with Houston-based MD Anderson Cancer Center, whose growth plans call for opening regional cancer centers domestically and internationally.

February 14, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This treatment center is half new construction, half renovation of a building that had been used...

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February 01, 2018 | Terry Doumkos, CBRE FUSION Program

Efficient supply chains enable companies to be more competitive in the marketplace.

“The ballooning costs of healthcare act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy,” said Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO.

“The ballooning costs of healthcare act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy,” said Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO. Photo: flickr creative commons

January 30, 2018 | BD+C Staff

The three mega companies—Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase—will pursue the formation...

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