Health - Acute Care

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges shaping acute care facility design.

  • Healthcare design choices: Is polyurethane upholstery fabric the best option in hospitals?

    Healthcare design choices: Is polyurethane upholstery fabric the best option in hospitals?

    The faux-leather fabric is easy to clean and better for the environment, but delamination failures are troubling

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  • Modular construction for healthcare: A remedy for increased flexibility in care

    Modular construction for healthcare: A remedy for increased flexibility in care

    3 project management takeaways that help deliver modular project success

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  • Illuminating trends for better healthcare

    Illuminating trends for better healthcare

    Putting the spotlight on informed lighting choices and the bottom line in hospitals

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  • 4 design features of a modern medical office building that make it a community landmark

    4 design features of a modern medical office building that make it a community landmark

    Want a distinguishable building? Innovative planning and design need to be at the forefront of the project

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  • City planners and healthcare providers need to talk about their common goals

    City planners and healthcare providers need to talk about their common goals

    How can healthcare providers and civic leaders coordinate community health goals, providing effective wellness while reducing healthcare costs?

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  • Listening at the point of care: 4 key points from the first-ever Caregivers’ Forum

    Listening at the point of care: 4 key points from the first-ever Caregivers’ Forum

    Healthcare Facilities Symposium conference discussion highlighted crucial issues impacting the effectiveness of healthcare providers in the field

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  • How partnering with university students benefits both future and current architects

    How partnering with university students benefits both future and current architects

    Collaborating with University of Kansas master’s degree students inspires Doug King: “I’ve learned a great deal from these students and how they think”

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  • From the Design Quarterly: A healthy future for mass timber in medical facilities

    From the Design Quarterly: A healthy future for mass timber in medical facilities

    The healing properties of natural materials aren’t the only benefit of building with wood

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  • From the Design Quarterly: What happens when hospitals move out?

    From the Design Quarterly: What happens when hospitals move out?

    What can our experience designing urban places tell us about planning for the next chapter of healthcare building reuse?

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  • 4 advantages of adding retail to the healthcare experience

    4 advantages of adding retail to the healthcare experience

    Retail is changing the perception of going to the hospital—and provides benefits to patients, families, visitors, staff, and the client

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  • Issue 04 | Intersections

    Issue 04 | Intersections

    When the silos break down, connections between people and place grow.

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  • Healthy light: How to design tunable or dynamic lighting to benefit patients and staff

    Healthy light: How to design tunable or dynamic lighting to benefit patients and staff

    In medical facilities, balanced lighting choices can stimulate the circadian system while providing illumination for round-the-clock care

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  • 7 principles to create a get-well plan for healthcare

    7 principles to create a get-well plan for healthcare

    If stakeholders in healthcare institutions can achieve greater harmony, our designs will have greater resonance with their mission

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  • How cross-collaboration strengthens healthcare design and education programs

    How cross-collaboration strengthens healthcare design and education programs

    Healthcare architects, educators, and researchers gather for one day with one goal in mind: to elevate healthcare design

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  • [With Video] A hometown girl helps redesign hospital where she was born

    [With Video] A hometown girl helps redesign hospital where she was born

    At Brockville General Hospital, architectural designer discovers the importance of involving her community in their project

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Bridging cultures to create buildings for unique populations

    From the Design Quarterly: Bridging cultures to create buildings for unique populations

    Lessons in navigating cultural differences in the design process from the Arctic Circle to the Sahara

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Healthy neighbors

    From the Design Quarterly: Healthy neighbors

    Building reuse brings healthcare closer to the community

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  • Take the time to create a mock-up of your new space—or face the consequences

    Take the time to create a mock-up of your new space—or face the consequences

    Seven aspects of healthcare design mock-ups you need to know right now

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  • Five ways to make healthcare waiting rooms more functional and comfortable

    Five ways to make healthcare waiting rooms more functional and comfortable

    Designers can incorporate simple elements to make a trip to the hospital better for patients and their families

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  • Rules of engagement: How to manage clients and career for 40 years

    Rules of engagement: How to manage clients and career for 40 years

    What does it take to keep a ‘client for life’? Greg and Gary Batie share some lessons learned during a career of design for healthcare facilities

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