Designing for Health: Enhancing Interior Design through Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Dec 12, 2016 • Healthcare
By Angena Chang, IIDA; Annie Lehatto, AIA

The ultimate goal for a successful healthcare facility is to improve patient outcomes, while making the experience positive for staff, visitors, and patients alike.

Designing for Health: Holistic Health at the Community Scale

Nov 01, 2016 • Healthcare
By Daniel Windsor

Evidence shows that our behaviors and built environments can contribute to up to 70 percent of our overall health.

Designing For Health: Finding a Common Environmental Language of Care for Children Across the Autistic Spectrum

Oct 06, 2016 • Healthcare
By Aiko Tanabe, NCIDQ

Experts at Perkins+Will express the value of employing an empathetic approach in designing healthcare spaces for autistic children.

Designing for Health: Demystifying Added Antimicrobial Chemicals in Interior Products

Sep 07, 2016 • Healthcare
By Suzanne Drake, Research Director, Perkins+Will & Melissa Coffin, Operations Manager, Healthy Buildings Network

Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will investigate the impact of antimicrobial additives on interior environments.

Designing for Health: Insights for Selections of Furniture in Healthcare Spaces

Aug 03, 2016 • Healthcare
By Antonio A. Rodríguez

Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will describe the factors that inform furniture selection to achieve an optimized balance of performance and aesthetics.

Designing for Health: Redefining Waiting

Jun 07, 2016 • Healthcare
By Brooke Horan, IIDA

What the Healthcare Industry Can Learn from Trends in User Experience Improvement in Airports.

Designing for Health: Exploring Proactive Design

May 17, 2016 • Healthcare
By Tatiana Guimaraes and Alejandro Branger

The CEMDOE project explores proactive design to anticipate the care and needs of its visitors, patients, and staff, while tackling the diabetes epidemic and promoting healthy living throughout the Dominican Republic.

Designing for Health: Investing in a Branded Wayfinding Program

Mar 30, 2016 • Healthcare
By Korinna Hirsch

Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will describe the benefits of investing in holistic wayfinding strategies and design within a healthcare facility.

Designing For Health: Exploring the Link Between Light and Patient Recovery

Mar 08, 2016 • Healthcare
By Erica Schneider, AIA and Whitney Hendrickson, IIDA

Artificial lighting within the hospital environment serves as one of the primary interferences with rest-activity cycles and adversely affects sleep, mood, and pain.  Designers should be conscious of the effects of lighting and take simple measures to improve patient circadian rhythm and reduce recovery time.

Designing for Health: Beyond the Building, Leveraging Art to Improve Health Outcomes

Jan 20, 2016 • Healthcare
By Breeze Glazer, Perkins+Will and Robin Glazer, The Creative Center: Arts in Healthcare

Breeze Glazer of Perkins+Will and Robin Glazer of The Creative Center discuss the relationship between the built environment and health as a key consideration for both healthcare providers and designers. 

Designing for Health: Complex Program Challenge for Students

Dec 10, 2015 • Healthcare
By Jeffrey Keilman, Lynette Panarelli

For the design industry, the educational setting primes students to develop critical thinking skills, explore complex ideas, and, most importantly, challenge conventional thinking.

Designing for Health: Inpatient Unit Considerations

Nov 04, 2015 • Healthcare
By Gregory Swinton, Medical Planner, Perkins+Will, and Emmy Phillips, Interior Designer, Perkins+Will

Gregory Swinton and Emmy Phillips of Perkins+Will discuss the impact of zoning, circulation, workflow, and more.

Designing for Health: Designers’ Responsibility to Patient Health

Oct 02, 2015 • Healthcare
By Marie Henson, Molly Baker, and Kirsten Keane, Perkins+Will

Marie Henson, Molly Baker, and Kirsten Keane of Perkins+Will discuss the impact material selection has on healthcare environments.

Book Review: Modern Clinic Design: Strategies for an Era of Change

Sep 28, 2015 • Healthcare
By Sara O. Marberry, EDAC

Architects and designers at HGA coauthor an authoritative book on the design of clinics.

Designing for Health: Responding to Shifting Patient Demographics Through Empathic Design

Sep 14, 2015 • Healthcare
By Carolyn BaRoss, ASID, IIDA, Principal, Perkins+Will

Perkins+Will principal Carolyn BaRoss explains how increasing shifts in patient demographics affect healthcare design.

Designing for Health: More Healing Practice Spaces in Conventional Hospitals

Jul 23, 2015 • Healthcare
By Xie Xin, Perkins+Will

Perkins+Will interior designer Xie Xin discusses the benefits of including healing spaces in hospitals and treatment facilities.

Designing for Health: Programming Beyond Space Needs

Jun 03, 2015 • Healthcare
By Brenda K. Byrd, Perkins+Will

Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will report on the role of data and programming in healthcare design.

Designing for Health: Medical Simulation Center as Theater

May 08, 2015 • Healthcare
By Amy Sickeler, Perkins+Will

Perkins+Will design principal Amy Sickeler details the integration of theater elements into the firm's design for the Mayo Simulation Center.

Designing for Health: Long-term Benefits of Resilient Design for Healthcare

Apr 02, 2015 • Healthcare
By Fiona Wholey, Perkins+Will

Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will report on the long-term benefits of sustainable design strategies, including operational savings.

Designing for Health: A Public Institution’s Commitment to Arts and the Community

Mar 05, 2015 • Healthcare
By Courtney Johnston and Jordan Thompson, Perkins+Will

Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will report on the San Antonio University Health System’s connection between art and community.

The New American Medical School

Mar 05, 2015 • Education
By Scott P. Kelsey, FAIA

A principal at CO Architects identifies innovations for the future of healthcare.

Designing for Health: Rethinking Workplace in Healthcare

Feb 06, 2015 • Healthcare
By Brenda Smith, Perkins+Will

Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will report on rethinking workplace in healthcare.

Designing for Health: Challenges and Opportunities in Psychiatric Healthcare Design

Jan 05, 2015 • Healthcare
By Kevin Turner, AIA, LEED AP, Perkins+Will

Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will report on the many challenges and opportunities within psychiatric healthcare design.

Designing for Health: The Changing Interior Design Profession

Dec 01, 2014 • Healthcare
By Brenda Byrd, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, Perkins+Will

Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will report on the current changes in the interior design profession.

Designing for Health: Healthy Environments —Strategies for Avoiding Flame Retardants in the Built Environment

Oct 31, 2014 • Healthcare
By Suzanne Drake, LEED AP ID+C, Perkins+Will

Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will report on the controversy  surrounding flame retardants and how to protect occupants' health.

Designing for Health: Beyond Compliance at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Sep 23, 2014 • Healthcare
By Juliette Bowker, IIDA, LEED AP, Perkins+Will; Jeffrey Keilman AIA, LEED AP, Perkins+Will

Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will outline a design approach to meet the needs of those with disabilities beyond the minimum requirements.  

Designing for Health: Population Health through the Client's Eyes

Aug 04, 2014 • Healthcare
By Jason Harper, AIA, LEED AP, Perkins+Will

Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will report on population health and keeping up with the pace of health care systems.

Designing for Health: A Time to Play; a Time to Heal

Jul 11, 2014 • Healthcare
By John Michael Day, Jonathan Hoffschneider, Tatiana Escobar

Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will report on designing for children’s health care needs.

Designing for Health: Post-traumatic Understanding

May 29, 2014 • Healthcare
By Matt Finn

The healthcare experts at Perkins+Will discuss designing for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Designing for Health: The Brand Experience

May 09, 2014 • Healthcare
By Anne Smith

The experts at Perkins+Will discuss the power of branding in healthcare design.

Designing for Health: Outpatient Trends and Hospitable Destinations of Choice in Urban Centers

Apr 01, 2014 • Healthcare
By Ted Shaw, Carolyn BaRoss

Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will report on the latest outpatient trends and multi-specialty practices.

Designing for Health: Contemporary Simulation Design Objectives

Mar 05, 2014 • Healthcare
By Nadia Kulczycky

"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: Trends in Dental Clinics

Jan 30, 2014 • Healthcare
By David Cordell and Bonny Slater

"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: Small Space, Big Message

Jan 02, 2014 • Healthcare
By Emily Shea Beck and Jordan Thompson

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

Designing for Health: Creating familiar spaces through material selection

Nov 25, 2013 • Healthcare
By Tamara Cavin, IIDA, NCIDQ, and Emily McVeigh, IIDA, ASID, NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C

Healthcare experts at Perkins+Will report on designing familiar spaces through specific material selections.

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Healthcare Design

Oct 29, 2013 • Healthcare
By Upali Nanda, Ph.D., Eileen Malone, RN, MSN, and Anjali Joseph, Ph.D.

Experts affiliated with The Center for Health Design describe strategies and interventions for improved outcomes through design.

Designing for Health: Caring for the Community

Oct 29, 2013 • Healthcare
By April C. Goshe and John Moorhead

"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.

Book review: Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, Second Edition

Oct 28, 2013 • Healthcare
By Debra D. Harris, Ph.D.

An Expert Reviews the Revised Edition of the Primary Guide to the Sustainable Design of Healthcare Facilities

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

Oct 04, 2013 • Healthcare
By Tama Duffy Day, Jamie Huffcut

"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

Aug 27, 2013 • Healthcare
By Julie Frazier and Mary Dickinson

"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: Considering Occupant Comfort in Workplace Lighting

Jul 31, 2013 • Healthcare
By David Cordell and Haley Russell

"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: A Spectrum of Opportunities at Camp For Autistic Youth

Jun 28, 2013 • Healthcare
By Alexander Stewart, ASLA, LEED AP, Amy Sickeler, RID, LEED AP, Erika Morgan, LEED AP, Kimberly Rousseau, RID, LEED AP

"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: Hospitals and Communities Connect Through Gardening

Jun 07, 2013 • Healthcare
By Meredith Hayes Gordon, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and Sandy Christie, LEED AP BD+C

"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: Healing with Light at Nemours Children's Hospital

May 01, 2013 • Healthcare
By Allen Buie

"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

Apr 03, 2013 • Healthcare
By Carolyn BaRoss, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP

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

Designing for Health: How Community Informs Critical Access Hospital Design

Mar 01, 2013 • Healthcare
By Tatiana Escobar, AIA

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

Feb 01, 2013 • Healthcare
By Anne Smith and Carol Hyder

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

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

Jan 01, 2013 • Healthcare
By Brad Hinthorne, AIA

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

Designing for Health: Physician Shortages and Implications for Design

Dec 04, 2012 • Healthcare
By Bonny Slater

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

Nov 01, 2012 • Healthcare
By Brenda Smith, IIDA

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

Designing for Health: There Is An App For That

Oct 01, 2012 • Healthcare
By Jordan Thompson, AIA

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

Designing for Health: Healing the Hospital

Sep 04, 2012 • Healthcare
By Jessica Stebbins and Robin Guenther

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

Aug 01, 2012 • Healthcare
By Mary Jo Hind

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

Jul 02, 2012 • Healthcare
By Marlene M. Liriano, IIDA

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

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

Jun 01, 2012 • Healthcare
By Tama Duffy Day, FASID, FIIDA, and Dr. Wayne Ruga, FAIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID

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

Designing for Health: Health at Work

May 01, 2012 • Healthcare
By Gina Berndt, IIDA, LEED ID+C

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

Designing for Health: Special Design Considerations for the Middle East

Apr 02, 2012 • Healthcare
By Barbara L Burnette, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC

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

Designing for Health: Exploring Collaboration in the Consolidated Interventional Platform

Mar 01, 2012 • Healthcare
By Allen Buie, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

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

Feb 02, 2012 • Healthcare
By Coulomb Chang, LEED AP, and Courtney Johnston, IIDA, RID, LEED AP

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

Designing for Health: Widening a Natural Circle of Inclusion

Jan 03, 2012 • Healthcare
By Amy Sickeler, RID, ISDA, LEED® AP ID+C, and Ila Burdett, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C

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

Dec 05, 2011 • Healthcare
By Julia Bonney, MS Arch, LEED AP

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

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

Nov 01, 2011 • Healthcare
By Missy Kutner, Susan Lee, Crystal Richards

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

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

Oct 03, 2011 • Healthcare
By Kirsten Reite

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?

Sep 07, 2011 • Healthcare
By Bonny Slater, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C

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

Aug 05, 2011 • Healthcare
By Rachel Payleitner, Jennifer Merchant, Hannah Jefferies, and Christine Kenline

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

Designing for Health: Traditional Culture in a New World

Jul 01, 2011 • Healthcare
By Marlene M. Liriano, IIDA, LEED®AP ID+C

An update on the largest hospital under construction in Colombia

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

Jun 06, 2011 • Healthcare
By Dr. Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, B.A., M.Arch., M.A. (psychology), D.Arch., FAIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP, and Rick Hintz, AIA, ACHA

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

May 23, 2011 • Healthcare
By Diana Davis, AIA, Perkins+Will, and Bowman O. Davis, Jr., Ph.D., Kennesaw State University

"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: Branding Food for Healthcare Facilities

Apr 18, 2011 • Healthcare
By Eva Maddox, FIIDA, Associate AIA, LEED AP

"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

Mar 23, 2011 • Healthcare
By Matthew J. DeGeeter, ASID, LEED AP ID+C and Helen Lanes, AAHID, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C

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

Feb 15, 2011 • Healthcare
By Ajla Aksamija, PhD, LEED AP BD+C, CDT and Kalpana Kuttaiah, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C

"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: The Role of Designers in Helping with Infection Control in Hospital Environments

Jan 18, 2011 • Healthcare
By Allen Buie, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C; Jessica Stebbins, IIDA, LEED AP, BD+C ; Lynnette McCurdy Tedder, IIDA, CID, AAHID, LEED AP, EDAC; Rashid Ashraf, RA, NCARB, LEED AP, BD+C

"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

Dec 14, 2010 • Healthcare
By Carolyn BaRoss, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP, and Heayoung Cho

"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.

Designing for Health: Integrating Research into the Design Process

Nov 15, 2010 • Healthcare
By Whitney Austin Gray, LEED AP, PhD Candidate

"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: Altruism in the Profession —The Implementation of Social Responsibility

Oct 25, 2010 • Healthcare
By Jamie C. Huffcut, ASID, EDAC, LEED® AP

"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.

Design Case Study: How Lean Design Can Improve Healthcare Outcomes

Sep 30, 2010 • Healthcare
By Marc Margulies, AIA LEED AP, and John Duggan

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

Designing for Health: How Green is Your Furniture?

Sep 13, 2010 • Healthcare
By Amy Sickeler, Marcia Knight, and Sara W. Hepler

"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

Aug 16, 2010 • Healthcare
By Courtney Johnston & Brenda Smith

"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

Jul 19, 2010 • Healthcare
By Marlene M. Liriano

"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

Jun 21, 2010 • Healthcare
By Tama Duffy Day, FIIDA, FASID, LEED AP

"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

May 24, 2010 • Healthcare
By Carrie R. Rich, MS, EDAC and Matthew J. DeGeeter, Allied Member ASID, Associate IIDA, LEED® AP

"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

Apr 19, 2010 • Healthcare
By John Spohn and Megan Bell

"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

Mar 17, 2010 • Healthcare
By Jordan Thompson, photos by Max MacKenzie

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

Feb 22, 2010 • Healthcare
By Jennifer Merchant, Brent Hussong, and Laura Zimmer

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