From traditional to modern architecture, and from San Diego to Singapore, these recent healthcare projects by firms that participated in Modern Healthcare's 2016 Construction & Design Survey provide a look at where healthcare facility design is going.
Photos: 10 big projects by top design firms working in healthcare
Photos: Junglim Architects
EWHA Woman's University Hospital, located in Magok, Seoul, South Korea, is a collaboration between AECOM and Seoul-based Junglim Architects.
The 1,000-bed hospital will contain a strong exterior urban form and naturally-lit interior atrium, and provide high-tech critical care and private medical care within a healing environment.
Photos: Cannon Design
Advocate Christ Medical Center's East Patient Tower, completed in January 2016 in Oak Lawn, Ill., contains a birthing center, state-of-the-art operating rooms, and critical care units that optimize processes.
The lobby is designed to help visitors get oriented and connect to the corridors of other buildings on campus. It uses 28% less water than a typical hospital in Illinois, generates $259,000 in energy savings annually over code and baseline, and facilitates 54% daylight autonomy.
Dallas-based Parkland Hospital replaces the existing Parkland Memorial Hospital, which was built in 1954. The facility has achieved LEED gold certification, and one of the key design strategies involved 425,000 square-feet of drought-tolerant, vegetated space on the campus.
A joint venture between HDR and Corgan, an architecture and design firm based in Dallas, led the design for a master plan of the $1.27 billion, 64-acre healthcare campus, as well as for the 862-bed, 2.1 million-square-foot, full-service acute care replacement hospital.
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Owensboro Health's replacement hospital in Owensboro, Ky., employs lean design principles to reduce long-term operational costs, improve the workplace environment, engage the community and optimize patient care and outcomes. HGA conducted a series of workshops for 150 members of hospital staff, physicians, community members to gather stories and learn about experiences that contribute to the patient experience and quality of care.
The 780,000 square-foot building includes a nine-story bed tower, three-story diagnostic and treatment building, emergency department, women's center, heart center and outpatient diagnostics center on its 162-acre campus.
Growing patient volume and an aging facility led Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital build the 368,000-square-foot Kay Jewelers Pavilion. It features a 100-bed neonatal intensive care unit, a six-bed high-risk obstetrics program, a 39-bay pediatric emergency department with 14 fast track and five behavioral health rooms, six outpatient surgical suites and clinical space for pediatric subspecialty programs.
The project, which is seeking LEED silver certification, posed an unusual challenge for the design team because the end users had the primary voice in the structure and development. HKS created full-scale cardboard mock-ups of the entire floor plan and was then forced to look at ways to reduce cost through efficient design.
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in Jurong, Singapore, is located in the Jurong Lakeside District as part of a planned commercial center and leisure destination. The hospital, which is paired with a post-acute and rehabilitation facility, is considered an important piece of the government's plan to maintain simple healthcare as the country's population ages.
The $466 million, 1.2 million-square-foot project contained a mandate that every patient would have a window, and Ng Teng's design makes plants, gardens and daylight visible to each patient.
Photos: Stephen Whalen Photography
Prebys Cardiovascular Institute on the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus in San Diego is the product of close collaboration with Scripps administrators and clinicians to design a facility that supports care delivery, patient safety, staff efficiency, productivity and functional flexibility. HOK's team put mocked up the design of key rooms with a modular building in one of the parking areas.
The seven-story 167-bed institute opened in March at a cost of $456 million. It includes 59 intensive-care beds, four operating rooms, two hybrid operating rooms, three cardiac catheterization labs and an electrophysiology lab connected to research labs.
LEO A. DALY
Photo: Leo A. Daly
Leo A. Daly provided master planning, architectural design, interior design, and structural, mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering services for the Irwin Army Community Hospital Replacement Facility in Fort Riley, Kan. The project is currently seeking LEED Silver certification. The five-story, 44-bed, 578,000-SF facility is set to open in April at a cost of $410 million. It includes a community hospital, outpatient clinics, energy plant, and 653-car parking structure.
Photos: Eduard Hueber, archphoto, courtesy of NBBJ
NBBJ designed both the architecture and landscape surrounding the OhioHealth Neuroscience Center at Riverside Methodist Hospital, based in Columbus, Ohio, as well as the hospital's main entrances.
Features within the building include large windows to bring in natural light, panels in the walls that absorb sound to create a quiet environment, and rest stops in the building's concourse where tired patients can rest.
The center's $320 million, nine-story tower consists of 224 private rooms and 409,000 square feet for brain and spine patients.
Photos: Jeffrey Totaro Architectural Photographer
The exterior design for the Charleston Area Medical Center Cancer Center (CAMC), an outpatient facility based in Charleston, W.V., was based on the traditional architecture of Charleston's state capitol as well as modern architecture located on the CAMC campus.
The three-story, 110,000 square-foot facility was completed in May 2015, and its construction cost was $40 million.
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