Health - Acute Care

  • 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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  • From the Design Quarterly: Healthy neighbors

    From the Design Quarterly: Healthy neighbors

    Building reuse brings healthcare closer to the community

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Indigenous healthcare facility design, a conversation (Part 1)

    Indigenous healthcare facility design, a conversation (Part 1)

    Three healthcare designers discuss creating an inclusive and respectful project framework

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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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  • 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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  • Published in Health Facilities Management: Repurposing retail space for health care use

    Published in Health Facilities Management: Repurposing retail space for health care use

    Converting shopping venues for health care applications comes with a number of opportunities and risks

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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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  • 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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  • From ancillary to essential: Technology’s new role in the healthcare experience (Part 2)

    From ancillary to essential: Technology’s new role in the healthcare experience (Part 2)

    To meet hospital user expectations, the ability to anticipate and adapt to ever-changing technology needs is more important than ever

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  • Can capital partnerships provide hospitals an affordable facility solution?

    Can capital partnerships provide hospitals an affordable facility solution?

    A ‘build to suit—lease back arrangement’ can help healthcare facilities reduce debt while maintaining programs

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  • We can help prevent hospital-acquired infections during renovation

    We can help prevent hospital-acquired infections during renovation

    Controlling dust and air pressure—and future-proofing buildings for renovation—can save lives

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  • When is it time to rip off the band-aid and really plan for healthcare facility power?

    When is it time to rip off the band-aid and really plan for healthcare facility power?

    A 10-year-old healthcare facility is outdated when looking at power density; a few questions can help determine when it’s time for an upgrade

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  • Should UV light be a weapon in our infection-control arsenal inside hospitals?

    Should UV light be a weapon in our infection-control arsenal inside hospitals?

    Ultraviolet C holds great promise as a germ killer in healthcare—but there are still plenty of questions

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  • Issue 02 | Culture by Design

    Issue 02 | Culture by Design

    How thoughtful approaches can influence behavior and build community

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