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 300,000-sf Major Health Partners Replacement Hospital, Shelbyville, Ind.

Courtesy BSA LifeStructures.

August 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Hospital systems are finding ways to get facilities built with a lot less money.

People sitting in an indoor collaboration space

JLABS @ TMC, part of a network of life science incubators meant to catalyze discovery in the field. Photo: Shau Lin Hon, Slyworks Photography.

August 11, 2017 | John J. parman

Healthcare exemplifies how technology innovations like digital connectivity and artificial intell...

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A lobby at a hospital
August 09, 2017 | Ray Brower

CRTKL’s Ray Brower talks design and technology trends and recaps his recent BisNow panel.

 One of the corridors with student meeting space in the new Health Education Building

Photo courtesy of KUMC

August 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building was designed to enhance the medical campus’ existing facilities, curriculum, and cla...

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Inconvenient meeting spaces, inadequate task seating, and frequent interruptions were among the key takeaways from healthcare designer Carolyn Fleetwood’s observation of a nurse during an eight-hour shift. Photos courtesy GS&P

August 02, 2017 | Carolyn Fleetwood Blake, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC

From the surprising number of “hunting and gathering” trips to the need for quiet spaces for phon...

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The exterior of the BNIM-designed Patient-Centered Care Learning Center

Photo courtesy of University of Missouri School of Medicine

August 02, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new BNIM-designed facility brings almost 100,000 sf of space for patient-centered care and cl...

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A 17,000-sf addition to the Animal Emergency & Referral Center in Oakdale, Minn., opens more space for the clinic's diagnostic equipment and its 10 care specialties. Image: Adam Kennedy Photography

August 01, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New equipment and surgery suites exceed what’s found in most vet clinics.

A rendering of a senior care room
July 31, 2017 | Barry Kowalsky

When a family member can no longer be cared for in their current home, they require specialized c...

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July 25, 2017 | Jeremy Meyers, BD Manager, Data Center Solutions

This article outlines the current data center landscape in the healthcare sector, industry trends...

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The Neighborcare Health Meridian Center for Health exterior

Photo: NBBJ/Sean Airhart

July 24, 2017 | AIA

The facilities showcase the best of healthcare building design and health design-oriented researc...

Sean Parham, VP of Product Marketing and Management with Aditazz Photo: Adam Grubb

July 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s inaugural AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live! (May 11, Chicago), featured...

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June 29, 2017 | Tama Duffy Day

Out of the many insights that night, everyone agreed that the healthcare industry is ripe for dis...

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June 27, 2017 | Scott Nolin, Senior Director of Project Management

In order to deliver superior outcomes to our healthcare clients, we have to know what our clients...

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​The building’s interior design highlights the connection between floor-to-floor “neighborhoods.” Courtesy Robert Benson Photography.

June 08, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Silver Award: A 2½-year project brings Partners HealthCare’s sprawling administrative functions u...

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May 30, 2017 |
Architects Marcene Kinney and Angela Mazzi share design hacks pinpointing specific aspects of the bu... read more
May 24, 2017 |
Sean Parham shares how Aditazz is shaking up the traditional design and construction approaches by a... read more

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May 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Pavilion broke ground on May 3.

Mortenson will construct its first building in Rochester, Minn.'s, Discovery Square on a Mayo Clinic parking lot. This will be part of this city's $5.6 billion Destination Medical Center development initiative.  Image: Courtesy of Mortenson

May 04, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

One district alone could add two million sf of commercial and residential space to Downtown Roche...

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May 01, 2017 | Steelcase Health and BD+C Staff

Hospital rooms are often not designed to accommodate extended stays for anyone other than the pat...

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April 28, 2017 | Kyle Marden, Managing Director, CBRE

Healthcare systems have much to learn from retail. While they have been laser-focused on deliveri...

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April 24, 2017 | Steve Stokes

CRTKL’s Steve Stokes talks sustainability, comfort and community at Al Wakra and in mental health...

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| April 14, 2017 | Vitro Glass

Located in Wilmington, Delaware, Nemours/duPont hospital has undergone a series of expansions sin...

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The renovation of Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center will provide more than 30% of open space on the Downey, Calif., campus. The design-build team for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. Photo courtesy SmithGroupJJR.

April 14, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A famed rehab center is reconfigured to make room for more outdoor gardens, parks, and open space...

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NYULangone Medical Center recently unveiled details about its $32.9 million, 55,000-sf Joan H. and Preston Robert Tisch medical center, which is slated to open at the Essex Crossing development site in downtown New York City in late 2018. Image: Dattner Architects

April 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new CBRE survey finds that equity set aside for purchases continues to outshoot the availabilit...

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The 14,000-sf Shift center, Chicago, focuses on enhancing clients’ physical performance by encouraging better health and nutrition habits. Courtesy Shift

April 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new medical facility in Chicago focuses on sustaining its customers’ human performance.

April 11, 2017 | Douglas King, Senior Associate, Stantec

Creating healthier populations through local community health centers.

Healthcare for the Homeless Houston quadrupled its space when it relocated last year into a three-story building that once served as a sailors' union hall. The redesign of this building revolves around the clinical model of the organization. Image: Slyworks Photography/Courtesy Page Southerland Page

April 02, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

For this adaptive reuse of an old union hall, the Building Team made the best of tight quarters. ...

March 31, 2017 | Scott Nolin,  Senior Director of Project Management, CBRE

Understanding the costs specifically related to activation is one of the keys to successfully occ...

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| March 29, 2017 | Powered by Cree

Proper lighting can improve staff productivity, patient healing, and the use of space in healthca...

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March 29, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

With a long road of political and financial uncertainty ahead for the healthcare sector, what doe...

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