Hospital Design Trends
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The Pavilion broke ground on May 3.
While it’s been building a new 4,500-sf emergency department, Grove Hill (Ala.) Memorial Hospital has continued to offer emergency medical services via MED-1, a mobile hospital unit provided by Carolina HealthCare Systems. The seven-month installation is the longest a MED-1 has been deployed in the field and one of the first where its infrastructure—water, electricity, etc.—has been set up as if the mobile unit were a permanent structure. Photo: Brian Hale courtesy of Robins & Morton.
The MED-1 Mobile Hospital Unit serves as a lower-cost solution during construction of new ED....
Clinical staff at the Mercy Virtual Care Center, Chesterfield, Mo., check in with a remote patient. As of May, the center was serving 80 patients. Photo courtesy of Mercy.
Mercy’s new high-tech medical center equips its medical professionals to deliver care at the beds...read more
A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are amon...read more
Advanced technology provides insight into the actions necessary to cut costs, but it's the people...read more
Hybrid operating room. Photo: Pfree2014/Wikimedia Commons
"Surgical Suites: Emerging Approaches to Planning and Design" offers solutions for collaboration...read more
Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. Photo: Christopher Lance/Creative Commons.
Efficient ED operations result in shorter wait times, quicker diagnosis and care plans, maximum u...read more
Marc Berson, Vice Chairman of RWJ Barnabas Health, addresses the audience at a recent symposium on how healthcare systems can manage excess assets at a time of industry consolidation and higher demand for providing services closer to communities. Image: Rutgers Business|Center for Real Estate
As service providers position themselves closer to their communities, they are looking for ways t...read more
Entrance to the Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Photo: Jeff Dahl/Wikimedia Commons
The century-old, Beaux Arts architecture-inspired hospital will transform into a mixed-use develo...read more
Image courtesy OUE Skyspace LA
The glass slide, part of a $50 million renovation project, will stretch 45 feet along the exterio...read more
Christ Hospital's Mt. Auburn, Ohio, campus brings orthopedic and spine care under one roof in a building whose design emphasizes daylighting and wellness. The Building Team on this Center, which opened last fall, included Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (architect, interior designer, SE and CE, enviromental graphics, and LEED consultant), Fosdick & Hilmer (MEP), Champlin Architecture (local architect), THP (local SE), Kleingers (Local CE), Office of James Burnett (landscape), Messer Construction (construction management). Image: @Tom Rossiter/Courtesy SOM
The opening coincides with agreements that make this center a preferred provider for several empl...read more
Model: Centerbrook Architects & Planners
Mayo teams up with Delos to bring hard science to EBD research.
Photos and plans courtesy Copley Wolff Design Group
A Boston-area hospital takes the healing garden to the next level.
Floor plan: Shepley Bulfinch
ED scheme allows staff to isolate unruly patients and visitors in a secure area.
Kaiser Permanente’s San Diego Central Hospital Medical Center has been designed to consume 30% less energy than the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 baseline. Building Team: CO Architects (designer), KPFF (SE), Arup (MEP), and Hensel Phelps Construction (GC). Courtesy CO Architects
Several years ago, the healthcare industry would have ranked in the bottom tier among adopters of...read more
Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say eliminating healthcare-associated infections is a top priority. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The new product from Sherwin-Williams, called Paint Shield, is said to not only kill over 99.9% o...read more
Kaiser Permanente’s New Garfield Innovation Center. Photo: Ted Eytan
“Innovation” was the byword as 175 healthcare designers gathered in Chicago for the American Coll...read more
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. Photo: Zol87/Wikimedia Commons
The 2015 Mortenson Healthcare Industry Study found that 76% of providers are at least optimistic...read more
Photo: Ted Eytan via flickr Creative Commons
In the United States, the environment where outpatient healthcare is being delivered is as dynami...read more
Glass enclosed work stations between patient rooms provides staff touch down areas with full view of patients without imposing upon their respite @ MaineGeneral Hospital in Augusta, Me. Photo: Anton Grassl/Esto, courtesy TRO Jung
The newly revised guidelines from the Facilities Guidelines Institute touch on six factors that a...read more
In-board placement of bathrooms buffers corridor noise for birthing rooms at MaineGeneral Hospital in Augusta, Me. Photo: Anton Grassl/Esto
Every hospital has its own “culture” of loudness and quiet. Jacobs’ Chris Kay offers steps to a t...read more
The modern hospital room, as shown here in the 36-bed emergency department at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., mitigates disruptive sounds with rubberized flooring that reduces foot and equipment noise. Retractable glass doors can be closed while still providing patient observation to the staff. TRO JB provided the architecture, MEP, and FP services on this project. Turner Construction was the CM. Photo: Richard Mandelkorn
There’s a ‘decibel war’ going on in the nation’s hospitals. Progressive Building Teams are leadin...read more
The explosive demand for tech office space in and around metropolitan areas has led to creative redevelopment opportunities for Building Teams. The Playa Jefferson complex in Playa Vista, Calif., remade a series of nondescript, low-rise office buildings into state-of-the-art tech space for mature and startup companies. Photo: Benny Chan Fotoworks, courtesy Gensler
In the race for highly coveted tech companies and startups, cities, institutions, and developers...read more
Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, a seven-story facility that is the cornerstone of a 25-year master plan for Scripps Memorial Hospital’s La Jolla, Calif., campus. GC McCarthy Building Companies used lean construction principles to prefabricate headwalls and handwashing sinks in the patient rooms, ICUs, and prep/recovery rooms. Also on the Building Team: HOK (project architect), KPFF (SE/CE), exp (MEP), MWPA (landscape architect), and Jacobs Engineering Group (CM). Photo: Stephen Whalen Photography
Turner, McCarthy, and Skanska top Building Design+Construction's 2015 ranking of the largest heal...read more
The 33,000-sf Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute, Boca Raton, Fla., designed by HKS, is named for the late founder of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Courtesy HKS, DPR
AECOM, Jacobs, and Burns & McDonnell top Building Design+Construction's 2015 ranking of the l...read more
The 33,000-sf Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute, Boca Raton, Fla., designed by HKS, is named for the late founder of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The new facility will unite the hospital’s rehabilitative orthopedic, cardiac, and pulmonary services under one roof. DPR and HKS will also complete the 45,000-sf Christine Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute on the Boca Raton campus this summer. Courtesy HKS
HDR, Stantec, and Perkins+Will top Building Design+Construction's 2015 ranking of the largest hea...read more
The $180 million, 368,735-sf Kay Jewelers Pavilion, at Akron (Ohio) Children’s Hospital. The seven-story addition came in two months ahead of schedule and $60 million under its original estimate. On the Building Team: CBRE Healthcare (on-site PM), HKS, Inc. (design architect), Hasenstab Architects (associate architect), The Boldt Company (ILPD CM), and Welty Building Co. (CM). Photo: Courtesy HKS, Inc./Blake Marvin
Construction of hospitals and medical offices is expected to shake off its lethargy in 2015 and r...read more
Photo: Cleveland Clinic, Brunswick Family Health Center Emergency Department. All images and renderings courtesy of AIA
Montalba Architects' prototype mobile dental unit and Westlake Reed Leskosky's modern addition to...read more
University Center, The New School, New York City. Image: James Ewing
Seattle's Bullitt Center and the University Center at The New School are among AIA's ...read more