Healthcare Facilities

From hospitals to research facilities, healthcare buildings are essential to the health of the world’s population, as well as medical innovation. Designing these structures requires a delicate balance of technical requirements with the needs of doctors and patients, but when done right, these designs can save lives.
TLC Engineering Consultants' guidance on ventilation in COVID-19 patient rooms

TLC Engineering Consultants' guidance on ventilation in COVID-19 patient rooms.


Ventilation engineering guidance for COVID-19 patient rooms

The 170,000-sf replacement hospital, under construction in Uvalde, Texas, deployed a collaborative design process advocated by the project's GC Hoar Construction. Rendering and photos courtesy of Hoar Construction

March 29, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hoar Construction’s formula emphasizes preconstruction planning and input from healthcare worke...

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March 27, 2020 | Randy Guillot, James Crispino, and Scot Latimer

We believe that part of the longer-term answer lies not just with traditional health providers,...

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MARS Radiology equipment in modules

All photos courtesy FortaPRO

March 17, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Onsite construction was completed in two weeks.

Mobile wayfinding platform helps patients, visitors navigate convoluted health campuses

As soon as visitors step out of their car in the parking garage, the mobile wayfinding platform provides turn-by-turn, Blue Dot navigation through the entire campus. Photos: Gozio Health


March 09, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gozio Health uses a robot to roam hospital campuses to capture data and create detailed maps of...

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Valleywise health entrance

All renderings courtesy Cuningham Group

February 28, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Cuningham Group Architecture and EYP designed the project.


A look at milieu based on desired level of activation and socialization.

February 27, 2020 | Angela Mazzi, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC, Associate Principal

It’s time to take a closer look at the collection of therapeutic settings known as milieu.

Rendering of David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Courtesy Perkins Eastman

February 11, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building creates a model for 21st century cancer care.

Huoshenshan hospital

Images courtesy Xinhua

February 03, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor
January 30, 2020 | Alice Wainwright

Hospital employees, though excited about technological advancements, are expected to navigate a n...

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January 15, 2020 | Tony Roesch and Emily McGowan

For patients and healthcare staff, these developments will be most evident in new tools, such as...

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One of PDA’s recent projects was the design of Vibra Healthcare’s 56,000-sf rehabilitation hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif., which features upscale hospitality in its 50 deluxe rooms. Images: HED 

January 06, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Puchlik Design Associates, its new addition, specializes in healthcare design.

A new Medical Innovation Building will open in Grand Rapids, Mich., in two years, adding to that city's research capabilities. Photos: Rockford Construction

November 26, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Michigan State University is part of a development team for a new life sciences building.

On the campus of University Hospital in San Antonio, construction has begun on a 12-story tower that will serve women and children patients. Rendering: ZGF and Marmon Mok

November 06, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This $500 million project represents the next phase in the hospital system’s capital improvement...

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All renderings courtesy UNC Health Care

November 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Skanska USA will build the project in three phases.

Max and Debra Ernst Heart Center, Beaumont Hospital, Michigan, Heart failure clinics

Heart failure clinics, like the one that just opened at Beaumont Hospital in Michigan, are helping to reduce fatalities causes by heart disease. Images: HED


October 04, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

An example of this building trend recently opened at Beaumont Hospital near Ann Arbor, Mich.

Medical offices are filling space vacated by retail, Rosedale Center in Minnesota's Twin Cities

A rendering of an expanded Rosedale Center in Minnesota's Twin Cities, which when completed will include a medical office building. Image: Rosedale Center

October 01, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Healthcare developers and providers like the locations, traffic, and parking these spaces offer....

Courtesy Pixabay

August 23, 2019 | Sangmin Lee, Director, Health China

Our solutions to both today’s and tomorrow’s challenges lie at the convergence of technologies, i...

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The Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, built by Robins & Morton for Navicent Health. The five-story addition to The Medical Center of Macon, Ga., includes a new emergency center, imaging suites, a new pediatric unit, and a new 66-bed NICU and CCU. Photo: Tom Harris


August 16, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

These buildings perform functions like a medical practitioner. This and more healthcare sector tr...

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Aerial view of Atrium Helath NorthEast's new Heart and Vascular Tower
August 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Robins & Morton provided construction services for the project.

Best of healthcare design for 2019, GHESKIO Tuberculosis Hospital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti | MASS Design Group, Photo: Iwan Baan, courtesy AIA

GHESKIO Tuberculosis Hospital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, by MASS Design Group. Photo: Iwan Baan,, courtesy AIA


August 01, 2019 | AIA and BD+C

A VA rehab center in Palo Alto, Calif., and a tuberculosis hospital in Haiti are among five healt...

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A rendering of the main entry of Mora (Minn.) Hospital and Clinic, which underwent an extensive remodeling and expansion. Image: Courtesy of Kraus Anderson Construction

July 18, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A 25-month project includes three separate additions.

ErinoakKids treatment center, Erin Sauga, courtesy Stantec

For our design for an ErinoakKids treatment center, we needed to include a staircase that incorporated a large landing, since kids with mobility issues require a space to rest. So, we came up with a treehouse concept, which can be seen at the top left of this image. Photo courtesy Stantec

July 15, 2019 | Iva Radikova and Olivera Sipka, Stantec

Standard building requirements don’t have to be boring. Here’s how you can inject whimsical touch...

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July 15, 2019 | Amy Carter, Bethany Callihan, and James Crispino

Below are five strategies to improve access and patient experience.

All renderings courtesy C.F. Møller Architects

July 09, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

C.F. Møller Architects is designing the project.

All photos: Ben Benschneider

July 02, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

Called the Seattle Veterans Affairs Mental Health and Research Building, the structure is meant t...

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Beyond the corner store: Where retail health is headed

SmartExam, a virtual care platform by Portland, Oregon-based Bright.MD, attracts a significant number of patients under the age of 40 who do not have a primary care doctor and want a convenient experience.

May 24, 2019 | Lisa Feeley and Sarah Carter, Transwestern

New players are redefining what retail health might look like by embracing technologies including...

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All renderings courtesy CO Architects

May 16, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

The trapezoidal shape of the building is an eco-friendly feature.

Construction of new children’s hospital addition in NW Florida had to weather several storms

The four-story tower addition includes a 72-bed neonatal ICU and 10-bed pediatric ICU. Image: Jim Hobart/MacBeth Studio

May 09, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Patient and staff care were primary concerns during this 25-month project, says its GC.

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