Healthcare

Institutions are reimagining healthcare to meet evolving standards and research, while balancing the needs of patients, staff, and families with medical technology.

EYP Welcomes Stanley Beaman & Sears

We are transforming healthcare design through the united expertise of WHR and Stanley Beaman & Sears.

Little Patients, Big Impact

Exterior of Children's Hospital of San Antonio (CHOSA)

CHRISTUS Health

Children's Hospital of San Antonio (CHOSA)

Child-friendly design embraces the whole family. Balancing the dual and often competing design goals of providing a higher level of pediatric care that signal confidence and yet appearing playful and non-threatening is an art. This child-focused, family-friendly healthcare facility represents the region’s first hospital dedicated solely to pediatric care.

Healthcare Design Research Well-Being

New Model for Healing

Stamford Hospital

New Stamford Hospital

The new Stamford Hospital is the boldest healthcare initiative in Fairfield County's history. Stamford's new building is more than a state-of-the-art facility: it symbolizes their philosophy of patient- and family-centered care. Healing begins as soon as you arrive at the hospital. This is Healing Reimagined, as told by the Stamford leadership team.

Well-Being Community Impact Healthcare Design Research

Under the Planetree: The Design Philosophy of "Embrace, Care, Heal"

by Tushar Gupta

Lobby of Stamford Hospital

The Planetree philosophy filters all decisions through three focused lenses – Empowerment, Dignity and Compassion – with an underlying focus on safety, effectiveness, and well-being for patients and caregivers. Embracing this human-centered approach helps hospitals reimagine the healing experience and negotiate the challenges associated with the rapidly changing healthcare arena.

space suit on hospital bed

Houston Methodist

Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, & Education

Houston, TX

Health Education

Researchers, scientists, and surgeons pioneer new technology and procedural techniques in this one-of-a-kind facility.

Exterior rendering of Houston Methodist Hospital North Campus Expansion

Houston Methodist

North Tower Expansion

Houston, TX

Inpatient

New high-tech ORs will dramatically expand the Hospital’s ability to provide image-guided procedures, reducing the number of open surgeries.

Memorial Hermann Pavilion street view rendering

Memorial Hermann

Hermann Pavilion 2

Houston, TX

Inpatient

The new 17-story patient care building is part of a larger $650 million expansion and modernization of the campus, home to one of the two Level 1 trauma centers in greater Houston.

Awards & Honors

  1. First Place, International Health Project

    Design & Health International Academy

    Hackensack Meridian Health

    Jersey Shore University Medical Center

  2. Designed to Perform Award - Healthcare

    Antron Carpet Fiber

    Houston Methodist

    Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, & Education

Promoting Patient and Practitioner Health

Stamford Staff Lounge

Our evidence-based design approach, including partnerships with organizations like Planetree, had led to a growing awareness of the link between design and well-being. In this article from Medical Construction & Design, Lead Designer Tushar Gupta and Research Director Laurie Waggener provide snapshots of some recent projects and features that address these issues.

Healthcare Design Research Well-Being

International Perspective

Region Hovedstaden

Bispebjerg Somatic Hospital

We're revolutionizing healthcare delivery for 450,000 people in Denmark's largest metro area.

Exterior of Jersey Shore Ocean Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Health

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Neptune, NJ

Specialty Services

The region’s only academic university-level teaching center and clinical research facility has undergone a transformational modernization and expansion.

Houston Methodist Outpatient Tower at dusk

Houston Methodist

Outpatient Center

Houston, TX

Outpatient

This 26-story triangular tower, topped by a “tiara” building brow and spire, has transformed the Houston skyline, as well as the outpatient experience.

Emergency entrance to CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital

CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital

Women & Children's Hospital & Emergency Department Expansion

Alexandria, LA

Greenfields & Suburban Hospitals

A strategic framework guides long-term campus growth and addresses short-term community needs.

A New Kind of Hospital

User involvement is critical in medical planning but can also be challenging. We must make choices to find solutions. After discussion, there comes a point where you must decide what you believe is best for future patients and staff.

In its latest blog post, Region Hovedstaden focuses on the collaborative planning process for the new Bispebjerg Hospital. Engaging healthcare professionals in design charrettes maximizes functional efficiencies among clinical specialties to better meet patient needs.

Architecture focused on patient care reminds us that every design and client interaction should be done with respect for the people we represent, empathy for the lives we touch, stewardship for our natural resources and concern for the communities we serve

David Watkins David Watkins, FAIA Healthcare Sector Leader