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.

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October 12, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

To date, seven NICoE Spirit satellite centers have been built on the grounds of Fort Belvoir in V...

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A rendering of the $32 million, 94,000-sf medical office building for Main Line Health in partnership with Axia Women’s Health, which broke ground in June in King of Prussia, Pa. NELSON is the architect, Bohler Engineering the CE, Pisarek Enigneering the MEP, O’Donnell & Naccarato the SE, Perkins Eastman the design consultant, and Glackin Thomas Panzak the landscape architect. Image: courtesy of IMC Construction, the project’s CM.  

September 07, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new Transwestern report suggests a “rethinking” of healthcare delivery approaches that lean hea...

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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.’

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.

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 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.

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.

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

Shepley Bulfinch designed the project.

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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VT Carilion Biomedical Research Addition
January 29, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is a collaboration between Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech.

Healthcare market year in review for 2017

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January 10, 2018 | Steve Higgs, Senior Managing Director, CBRE

While we have not fully turned the corner on healthcare reform and in particular healthcare payme...

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An aerial rendering of the main waiting area in Delta Medix's new office for its urology, general surgery, ENT, imaging, audiology, allergy, and pulmonary practices. Image: Highland Associates

January 09, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Delta Medix is one of several tenants that are changing the image of the Marketplace at Steamtown...

A view from the east wing of Columbia University's new Center for Precision Dental Medicine, which is embedded within Columbia's medical school. Image: (c) Jeff Goldberg

January 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The facility, which nests at “the core” of the university’s Medical Center, relies heavily on tec...

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VA outpatient clinic San Jose

Rendering courtesy Hoefer Wysocki

December 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Hoefer Wysocki designed the $40 million facility.

2018 predictions for healthcare facility design

Photo: Creative Commons

December 11, 2017 | E4H

From emergency departments to microhospitals, to the amenities in and locations of hospitals, the...

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December 05, 2017 | BuildCentral

Largest active projects are by Sutter Health, New York Presbyterian, and Scripps Health.

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