Essential to the success of the contemporary medical school is its facility’s ability to adapt to changes in medical curriculum and pedagogy, and for the program spaces to support multiple functions. Innovative solutions to traditional medical education space planning will result in a building able to flex to various scaled activities in a single space. Designing for change will create a facility that is durable, enduring and sustainable, demonstrating a prudent use of an institution’s physical, financial and human resources.
This year’s AAMC Joint Spring Meeting offered a series of sessions presenting exploratory studies from all over the country. Two sessions, led by a university president and the CEO of the Human and Civil Rights Center exposed the process of innovation through two very different perspectives. Designer Avery Miller shares her insights in our latest journal post.
San Diego Medical Center is Kaiser Permanente’s next iteration of its Template Hospital strategy, designed over the past two decades to improve wellness, patient safety, operational efficiency, sustainability, and energy efficiency with interiors that are highly sensitive to the emotional and physical needs of both patients and personnel.
Parini Mehta shares the highlights of her trip to the 2016 Healthcare Design Conference in Houston, Texas.
Don Kim shares his passion designing for human life with healthcare architecture students on a construction tour of the Shriners For Children Medical Center Pasadena.
Get a bird’s-eye video preview of CO Architects’ hospital design for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego–65% complete.
Kaiser Permanente’s newest San Diego Central Hospital campus features a 7 storied hospital building, an Energy Center and a 1400 space parking structure, all nestled within a full garden setting and slated to be completed in late 2016.