Published in Medical Construction & Design: Sustainability and the Patient Experience

October 8, 2019 Alex Tsaparis

Going beyond “bricks and mortar” and designing for population health

 

Sustainable design in a traditional sense relates to building design—minimizing a building’s impact on the environment. While considering a building’s environmental footprint is important, especially during climate change, it is crucial to broaden the scope of what a sustainable building means. 

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Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California. Photo Credit: David Wakely

About the Author

Alex Tsaparis

A licensed architect, Alex Tsaparis champions experiential design through client charrettes. The goal? Establish the guiding vision and consistently ensure that it gets realized as the project comes to life. Some of his notable projects include the Almost Home Kids expansion to Peoria, Illinois, the Indiana University Health North Cancer Center, and the Nemours Children’s Hospital master plan.

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