Category: healthcare

Planning for the Unexpected with Your Healthcare Project Budget

Opening a new unit or remodeling a space in your facility is exciting! Not only is your staff excited about working in the new space – and often utilizing new equipment – but it's so much fun to see the impact it makes to both hospital staff and the community at large. The support of your... [Read More]

Reimagining the Hospital Command Center

The world of technology is constantly growing and evolving, and this couldn't be any truer than in the healthcare industry. There are a seemingly infinite number of fascinating technologies on the market promising to radically change the way you deliver care. Some of these technologies are so... [Read More]

Clinician-Centric Design

The patient experience is extremely important for any healthcare facility, and rightfully so. But the patient experience can all-too-easily overshadow more routine occupants: clinicians. We believe that the healthcare workforce deserves a more supportive built environment, and here's how we think... [Read More]

Behavioral Healthcare in the Age of COVID-19

Since the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, behavioral healthcare providers have had to provide the best care to their most vulnerable populations, while simultaneously adapting to the impacts the virus has had on facility design. To better understand the long-term effects of COVID-19 and... [Read More]

Re-Imagining Healthcare Design After COVID-19

pile of disposable masks

While we can't know for certain what healthcare in the U.S. will look like in the future, those of us in healthcare design are in a unique position to both watch and guide our clients towards possible solutions to changes as they happen. Here are some areas where we see change coming... [Read More]

What Can Healthcare Organizations Learn From COVID-19?

a medical professional wearing personal protective equipment

Most hospitals weren't prepared to treat the sudden surge in very sick, contagious COVID-19 patients. Most notably, they were not ready to instantly isolate possible coronavirus carriers. Most beds, general hospital rooms and surgical suites couldn't be quickly converted into temporary... [Read More]

Psychological Impacts Healthcare Design has on Patients and Staff

empty lobby of a healthcare clinic

The interior design of your healthcare facility has a meaningful impact on everyone. Whether or not it's a positive experience depends greatly on the quality of the decisions you make. Poorly thought-out healthcare projects can negatively affect the lives of patients and staff for a very long time.... [Read More]

Prioritizing Staff Satisfaction in Healthcare Architecture

Healthcare faces an epidemic of stressed and burned-out staff–something we've discussed before on our blog. But today we'll take a look at this problem in light of recent changes in corporate America. Their shift to customizable workplaces which popularized sit-to-stand desks, focus rooms, and... [Read More]

Incorporating Wayfinding Concepts into Your Healthcare Facility

Being lost or disoriented in any building is never a pleasant experience. Especially when you're already in a situation that's prone to anxiety such as a visit to the hospital. The frustration of getting lost is ranked among the top complaints by visitors to healthcare facilities. And it's no... [Read More]

Why Should Medical Facilities Care About Organic Architecture?

exterior of a healthcare facility near a small lake

The architecture of healthcare facilities has always been purpose-driven. With the need for sterilized areas and many other safety measures, hospitals are typically built with patient vulnerability and preventing the spread of disease top of mind, not with a goal of environmental balance and... [Read More]