Architects' skillset will be our best asset in confronting what will be the most critical challenge to our profession: our changing climate.
Common spaces for visitors, family, and guests don’t demand the same attention as spaces that serve the hospital’s main purpose. However, hospitals also need to think about the impact design has on common spaces and, in turn, families and other visitors.
Architects are paying more attention to the detailing and materials in the building skin. Your architect needs to understand when NFPA 285 is applicable and exactly what NFPA 285 requires. The most important part of that understanding is the loophole that exists in NFPA 285.
In addition to creating aesthetically pleasing and playful environments, designers should look to inspire hope, creativity, and interaction for pediatric patients. To accomplish this, it will be necessary as these forthcoming generations grow to combine medical care with technology for patient engagement.
Leveraging new and current technology to improve our design methodology is at the core of what we strive for. One tool we use improves design team coordination and thereby our deliverable documents and building information modeling.
By Ron Maddox, Senior Plumbing Designer My job is designing the plumbing and medical gas systems for healthcare facilities, but my story here is not one of technical expertise in healthcare. Instead I want to talk about my personal experience [...]
By Franklin Brooks, Client Executive According to a new study by Avalere Health and Physicians Advisory Institute (PAI), the number of physician medical practices and physicians employed directly by healthcare systems continues to increase nationwide. The number of hospital-acquired practices [...]
Healthcare designers and builders have very different deliverables related to a project, but they share the same common goal: to design and build things that matter and that may contribute to a positive experience when circumstances suggest otherwise.