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Designing for Health: Contemporary Simulation Design Objectives

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, web-exclusive series from the healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments.



Nightingale Awards Recognize the Best Healthcare Products

CF Stinson takes Best of Competition for Funnybone



Designing for Health: Trends in Dental Clinics

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, web-exclusive series from the healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments.



Interiors Awards 2014: Healthcare: Small

Bloor West Dental Group by Southside Design



Interiors Awards 2014: Healthcare: Large

Kaleida Health Gates Vascular Institute and UB Clinical Translational Research Center by Cannon Design



Designing for Health: Small Space, Big Message

Children’s Medical Center Dallas uses a small renovation to effect cultural change.



Designers Select: Healthcare

Chu Foxlin names her favorite recent introductions for healthcare settings



The 2013 Healthcare Environment Award Winners

The winners of the 2013 Healthcare Environment Awards will be honored at a ceremony at the Healthcare Design 2013 conference in Orlando on Monday, November 18.



Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre at Austin Hospital

Healthcare Environment Awards Acute Care Honorable Mention



Seattle Children's Building Hope

Healthcare Environment Awards 2013 acute care honorable mention



Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center

Healthcare Environment Awards 2013 ambulatory care winner



Kent Campus Expansion, Phase 2 Pavilion

Healthcare Environment Awards 2013 Ambulatory Care Honorable Mention



Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Healthcare Environment Awards 2013 Health and Fitness Winner



Camp Southern Ground

Healthcare Environment Awards 2013 conceptual honorable mention



Poetic Living

Healthcare Environment Awards 2013 student winner



FOUND: An Adolescent and Young Adult Cultural and Wellness Center

Healthcare Environment Awards student honorable mention



Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Perkins+Will designs a rehabilitation hospital on Boston’s waterfront



Designing for Health: Caring for the Community

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, web-exclusive series from the healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments.



Seattle Kids Dentistry

At Seattle Kids Dentistry, color, natural light, and an open plan transform pediatric oral care.



Banaji Pediatric Dental Specialists

A dental clinic near Washington, D.C., reflects personalities of both practitioner and patients



Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

HOK creates a hybrid facility for research, teaching, and patient care in Los Angeles



Designers Select: Healthcare

Designers name favorite new products for healthcare settings



Designing for Health: Bridging the Gap: Design, Research, and Education

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, web-exclusive series from the healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments.



Designing for Health: Adaptive Reuse, Renovation and Sustainability

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, web-exclusive series from the healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments.



Dental Clinic

MMVArquitecto recasts a dental clinic in Portugal with a poetic point of view.



Designing for Health: Considering Occupant Comfort in Workplace Lighting

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, web-exclusive series from the healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments.



The Inspirations Awards

The awards recognize a commitment to social responsibility in commercial interior architecture. The entry deadline is May 2nd.



Designing for Health: Hospitals and Communities Connect Through Gardening

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, web-exclusive series from the healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments.



Healthcare Environment Awards 2013

The annual competition seeks to recognize life-enhancing interior design for healthcare. Winners will be announced in November.



Designing for Health: Healing with Light at Nemours Children's Hospital

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, web-exclusive series from the healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments.



Designing for Health: Aspirational Furniture Design - Beautiful Form Follows Rigorous Function

John Hopkins Hospital achieves durability and maintenance without compromising its uplifting design



Designing for Health: How Community Informs Critical Access Hospital Design

Perkins+Will explains why critical access hospital design is specific and unique to each region



Designing for Health: The Ancient Feng Shui Philosophy in Modern Healthcare

A 4,000-year-old Chinese principle holds water with today's healthcare design practices



Interiors Awards 2013: Healthcare

Randall Children's Hospital in Portland, Oregon by ZGF Architects



Designing for Health: The True Family Women’s Cancer Center

A new oncology center in the Northwest affords a combination of services that support cross-disciplinary collaboration in a physical environment that aids healing



Designers Select: Healthcare Products

An expert in healthcare design, Christine Vandover names her favorite recent introductions to the healthcare market



Designing for Health: Physician Shortages and Implications for Design

The healthcare design and construction industry sees a shift to ambulatory care centers, community health clinics, and medical office buildings to accommodate new healthcare delivery models and legislation



Designing for Health: Designing for an International Standard of Care in Transforming Global Cultures

Qatar's Supreme Council of Health has developed an ambitious strategy with Perkins+Will to transform healthcare for its citizens



Foster + Partners Develops Master Plan for Cleveland Clinic Growth

The renowned medical center based in Cleveland has a new master plan that will guide growth for 13 major new buildings and related open space



"Next Practices" in Healthcare Design

The American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) Next Practices Committee explores how potential changes in healthcare delivery will impact healthcare design



Heart Care

Akshay Arvind Sangolli of Texas A&M University wins an honorable mention in the Student category of the 2012 Healthcare Environment Awards



Rehab + Scape

Alex Ge of Clemson University wins the Student category of the 2012 Healthcare Environment Awards



Mercy Medical Center Rooftop Gardens

Mahan Rykiel Associates with the Whiting Turner Contracting Company win the Landscape category of the 2012 Healthcare Environment Awards



Community Hospital @ Yishun

Gensler and HDR win the Conceptual category of the 2012 Healthcare Environment Awards



Memorial Sloan-Kettering Brooklyn Infusion Center

ZGF Architects LLP wins an honorable mention in the Ambulatory Care Facilities category of the 2012 Healthcare Environment Awards



Legacy Health Randall Children's Hospital

ZGF Architects LLP wins an honorable mention in the Acute Care Facilities category of the 2012 Healthcare Environment Awards



Baystate Medical Center

Steffian Bradley Architects wins an honorable mention in the Acute Care Facilities category of the 2012 Healthcare Environment Awards



Old Town Recovery Center

A community-centric mental health center incorporates nature as a healing tool



Kaleida Health Gates Vascular Institute and UB Clinical Translational Research Center

A Buffalo research facility fosters interaction and innovation



Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation

A museum dedicated to the 200-year history of Massachusetts General Hospital highlights the evolution of medicine and clinical practice



Los Angeles Center for Women's Health

HMC Architects designs a one-stop healthcare facility in downtown Los Angeles



Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center

EwingCole designs a state-of-the-art, timeless treatment facility nestled in the Pocono Mountains



Designing for Health: There Is An App For That

The design of healthcare facilities and the delivery of care are being transformed by technological innovations



Designing for Health: Healing the Hospital

A state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital in Boston alters the role of healthcare within civic architecture



Designing for Health: Improving the Patient Experience in Chemotherapy Suites

Two oncology healthcare professionals provide a better understanding of design for improved patient experience



Designing for Health: How Interior Design Informs Medical Research and Technology

A new pharmaceutical company's headquarters supports state of the art research and development, improving outcomes and lives, and strategic partnerships for a global reach



Nightingale Awards Recognize Eight Products for Healthcare

Wieland wins the Nightingale Best of Competition Award for SleepToo by Wieland



Designing for Health: Special Design Considerations for the Middle East

Cultural differences in the Middle East inform design preferences in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



Designing for Health: Health at Work

One designer examines ways workplace design can positively impact the health of its occupants



Designing for Health: Action Research as a New Paradigm for Improving Health Outcomes

Design and health thought-leaders from around the world share insights on application-based methodology



Designing for Health: Exploring Collaboration in the Consolidated Interventional Platform

A Perkins + Will designer imagines the possibilities in healthcare delivery with a few department reconfigurations for greater efficiency



Designing for Health: The differences between U.S. and U.K. clinical planning models

Differences in healthcare design such as spacial allocation were found during collaboration on several projects in the U.K. for a U.S. health system client



Interiors Awards 2012: Healthcare

CollinsWoerman's design for Swedish Issaquah Medical Center in Issaquah, Washington earned the Interiors Awards Healthcare distinction



Designing for Health: Widening a Natural Circle of Inclusion

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's Willson Hospice exemplifies the holistic model of well being in Georgia



Designing for Health: Mentoring the Next Generation of Healthcare Design Professionals

Local students get real world experience with The University Health System in San Antonio, Texas



Indiana University Health Chooses Kimball Office

Ranked one of the best hospitals in the nation, IU has tapped Kimball as its exclusive office furniture provider



Herman Miller and MASS Design Group Form Partnership

As part of the manufacturer's Better World initiative, Herman Miller will be a sponsor for MASS's fellowship program



2011 Healthcare Environment Awards

Contract magazine's Healthcare Environment Awards point to more focus on patient comfort and evidence-based design



Editorial: Place Matters

Editorial by Editor-in-Chief John Czarnecki introducing the October 2011 issue



Designing for Health: When the Professional Becomes the Patient--An Insider's Perspective

Perkins+Will designers discuss healthcare from the patient's perspective when one of their own shares a personal experience



Perspectives: David Watkins, WHR Architects

David Watkins, FAIA, Chairman and Founding Principal of WHR Architects, Houston



Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center by NBBJ

NBBJ implements Continuous Performance Improvement to create a lean design rich in human experience for Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center



Methodist Hospital Outpatient Center by WHR Architects

WHR Architects designs a centralized outpatient facility, already an icon in Houston's skyline, that can stand up to fine hotels



New Life: Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics by Perkins+Will

Perkins+Will designs a nature-inspired, spa-like environment for New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Carmen and John Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics



Raising the Bar: Alexandra and Steven Cohen Children's Emergency Department by Aedas

Designed by Aedas, New York-Presbyterian Hospital's new pediatric emergency department brings high-tech, family-friendly care to upper Manhattan



Urban Sanctuary: Brooklyn Infusion Center in New York, designed by ZGF Architects

ZGF creates an unexpectedly serene chemotherapy treatment center in Brooklyn



The Power of Design: Butaro Hospital, Burera District, Rwanda, by MASS Design Group

In rural Rwanda, the Butaro Hospital by MASS Design Group redefines the region's healthcare delivery paradigm



Designing for Health: The Evolving Role of the Design Professional Through Public Private Partnerships

The leaders at Perkins+Will discuss in this month’s exclusive online column how these types of collaborative projects can result in a more rewarding experience and end product



Designing for Health: Are Best Healthcare Design Practices Transferable to the Middle East?

The leaders at Perkins+Will discuss in this month’s exclusive online column the cultural challenges involved with designing state-of-the-art facilities in this rapidly growing region



Designing for Health: How to Attack EDAC

The leaders at Perkins+Will share in this month’s online column their best strategies for taking the intimidating Evidence-Based Design Accreditation Certification exam



FINAL DEADLINE: Enter the 2011 Healthcare Environment Awards by July 22

Last call for healthcare design projects for this year's competition



Designing for Health: Traditional Culture in a New World

An update on the largest hospital under construction in Colombia



Designing for Health: The Perils and Pearls of Field Research in Healthcare Facilities

While the actual settings are rich with potential pearls of wisdom, working analytically in the healthcare field also brings with it the perils doing just that.



Designing for Health: What's Your Problem? A Research Approach to Quantifying Design Solutions

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, Web-exclusive series from healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environment



Full of Grace: Perkins+Will designs a new hospice building model with the Willson Hospice House in Albany, Ga.

Perkins+Will elevates the level of the hospice building model by merging hospitality and healthcare design at the Willson Hospice House in Albany, Ga.



Bringing 'Up' the House: House of Culture and Movement, Designed by MVRDV and ADEPT

The design for a new, multi-purpose building—housing health, leisure, culture and education facilities—will take center stage in the City of Frederiksberg, Denmark



Designing for Health: Branding Food for Healthcare Facilities

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, Web-exclusive series from healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environment. This month's installation addresses how hospital cafeterias be reimagined to better serve and engage its users.



Designing for Health: Pre- and Post-Occupancy Surveys Influencing Design

Designing for Health" is a monthly, Web-exclusive series from healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environment.



Designing for Health: Perkins+Will Research Journal—Integration of Design and Research within a Global Practice

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, Web-exclusive series from healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environment



Interiors Awards 2011: Healthcare winner

The Dubai Mall Medical Centre designed by NBBJ



Designing for Health: The Role of Designers in Helping with Infection Control in Hospital Environments

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, Web-exclusive series from healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments.



Designing For Health: The Unexpected Oasis—A medically, spiritually, and emotionally caring environment

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, Web-exclusive series from healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments. This month's installment focuses on creating a healing garden oasis within a healthcare setting.



Heart to Heart: Geisinger Medical Center Health System, Danville, Pa., by Ewing Cole

Ewing Cole’s Acuity Adaptable design enhances the level care for cardiac patients at the Geisinger Medical Center Health System at the Center for Advanced Medicine in Denville, Pa.



Designing for Health: Integrating Research into the Design Process

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, Web-exclusive series from healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments.



Trends: From Illness Care to Wellness Care

Healthcare experts discuss the benefits of wellness centers in senior living communities



Designers Rate: Healthcare Products

Contract asks two designers to name and explain their preferred healthcare products



Of Sea and Stone: Chairama Spa, designed by Giancarlo Mazzanti and plan:b

Chairama Spa, designed by Giancarlo Mazzanti and plan:b, draws inspiration from the intrinsic beauty and diversity of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta landscape in Colombia



Designing for Health: Altruism in the Profession—The Implementation of Social Responsibility

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, Web-exclusive series from healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments.



It Takes Two: MultiCare Medical Center Emergency Department, Tacoma, Wash., by GBJ Architecture

When pushed to double their planned capacity, two hospitals in Tacoma, Wash., find a joint solution to enhance the quality of care with a new, on-campus Emergency Department, designed by GBJ Architecture. (2010 Healthcare Environments Awards, Acute Care, Honorable Mention)



Best Foot Forward: Randy Brown Architects designs a new office for Omaha Foot & Ankle

Randy Brown Architects designs a dynamic new medical office for Omaha Foot & Ankle



Harmonious & Healthy: PageSoutherlandPage designs the new Chickasaw Nation Medical Facility

Designed by PageSoutherlandPage, the new Chickasaw Nation Medical Facility provides state-of-the-art care to Native Americans in tune with their culture and the environment



The Nature of Geometry: Bellevue Medical Center, Bellevue, Ne., by HDR Architecture

HDR Architecture creates a welcoming medical facility to serve the needs of a big city that retains its small town focus on community. (2010 Healthcare Environment Awards Winner, Acute Care)



Resourceful Neighbors: Central Harlem STD Clinic, New York, NY, by Stephen Yablon Architect, PLLC

The new, 7,000-sq-ft. Central Harlem STD Clinic, designed by Stephen Yablon Architect, aims to offer the community a welcoming resource that encourages individuals to seek regular testing, as well as education on Sexually Transmitted Disease prevention and health.



Live Long and Prosper: 2010 Healthcare Environment Awards Winners

Evidence-based designs once again dominate entries of the annual Healthcare Environment Awards.



The Art of Healthcare Design: Laguna Honda Hospital moves into its next century of service with a design by Stantec/Anshen+Allen

Laguna Honda Hospital moves into its next century of service with an ambitious and standard-setting design by Stantec/Anshen+Allen



Splashy and Sustainable: Gehry Partners design a medical research facility in Las Vegas

Gehry Partners design a medical research facility linked to a dramatic events space that enlivens a barren site in Las Vegas



Back to the Future: Patient Room 2020 by Clemson University Architects + Health, with Birdtree Design Studio and NXT

A unique, conceptual design from Clemson University Architects + Health, with Birdtree Design Studio and NXT, showcases what patient rooms might evolve to in the years ahead.



Design Case Study: How Lean Design Can Improve Healthcare Outcomes

Combining lean design with two emerging healthcare delivery models are changing the way healthcare is provided to its patients.



Young at Heart: NewBridge on the Charles, Dedham, Mass. by Perkins Eastman

The 2010 Healthcare Environment Award, Long-Term Assisted Living winning project challenges conventional assumptions, showing you really can teach an old design convention new tricks.



Deadline Extended: 2011 Interiors Awards

Submissions for The 32nd annual award from Contract magazine now due October 1.



Designer Perspectives: Gianfranco Zaccai

The designer of Herman Miller Healthcare’s Compass™ System shares his inspirations behind the project.



Designer Perspectives: Chia-Hui Wang, 2010 AAHID/Nurture Graduate Research Fellowship Winner

Although Wang is still pursuing her doctorate in design, she’s making quite a stir in healthcare design research.



Designing for Health: How Green is Your Furniture?

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, Web-exclusive series from healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments.



Designing for Health: Workspaces for Well-being

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, Web-exclusive series from healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments.



Designing for Health: The Cultural Differences of Latin American Countries and Their Desire for American Influence

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, Web-exclusive series from healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments.



Designing for Health: Light and Its Role in Patient Safety

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, Web-exclusive series from healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments.



Designing for Health: Research-Based Client Communication

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, Web-exclusive series from healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments.



Designing for Health: An Urban Clinic-- Connecting with Community

"Designing for Health" is a monthly, Web-exclusive series from healthcare interior design leaders at Perkins+Will that focuses on the issues, trends, challenges, and research involved in crafting today's healing environments. This month's article focuses on connecting a healthcare facility with its urban community.



Designing For Health: Patient and Staff Safety in Behavioral Health Facilities

This month's installation of Perkins+Will “Designing for Health" series focuses on safety in behavioral health facilities.



Designing for Health: A Harmonious Companionship-- Rejuvenating State-of-the-Art

This month's “Designing for Health" article focuses on the challenges of renovating existing healthcare facilities.



Mega-Hospitals: Q&A with Health Facilities Planner Don McKahan

Addressing trends and challenges in designing a groundbreaking healthcare facility



Colors to Live By: Experts Predict Color Trends for 2010

What colors will be popular this year, and what will be driving their popularity?



Video Highlights: 2010 Interiors Awards Winning Projects

A visual montage of our 2010 winning projects



The 31st Annual Interiors Awards

In our 50th year of publication, Contract proudly presents the winners of the 31st Annual Interiors Awards Competition.



Interiors Awards 2010: Healthcare Winner

Sometimes the coolest hangouts appear in the unlikeliest of places.



Interiors Awards 2010: Spa/Fitness Winner

When the leaders of New York's College of New Rochelle asked Joseph Tattoni to design a wellness center that would fit in with the surrounding landscape, they probably did not expect that he would literally build it into the landscape.



Healthcare Trends: Daylighting the Emergency Department

After decades of relegating staff and patients to the glare of artificial light, many hospitals now are aggressively pursuing daylighting strategies that have long been the accepted as the norm in Europe.



Healthcare Trends: Emergency Departments are the Other Front Door

In the last several years, Emergency Departments have finally begun to get the right kind of treatment.



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