Healthcare facility design is evolving away from featuring cold, sterile spaces to incorporating warm, welcoming areas that exceed the needs of doctors, patients, and families. This CNN Style article explores a new class of hospitals, many of include amenities that mirror those found in hotels. Showcased as an example of healthcare design excellence is Stamford Hospital, a facility created to maximize comfort and provide relaxing spaces for patients and caregivers incorporating the latest technologies.
Whether a higher education building project involves renovation or new construction (or both), collaborating with the institution early in the process to develop a phasing strategy will keep financial goals on track and minimize impact on students and faculty. This article, featuring extensive comments from EYP academic and science planning experts Toni Loiacano and Melissa Burns, compares and contrasts three phased EYP projects that each successfully met the complex needs of end users and the institutions as a whole.
Sustainable design experts are reimagining the future of building skins by exploring how intelligent facades can conform to changing environmental conditions and user requirements; EYP is on the forefront of this revolutionary way of thinking. One of a few selected to present at this fall’s prestigious Conference on Advanced Building Skins in Bern, Switzerland, EYP architect Omar Renteria will examine the firm’s vision and evolving process for designing dynamic, sustainable facades capable of adapting to real-time environmental, social, and programmatic inputs.
Located in the heart of the renowned Texas Medical Center, the newly opened Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions provides its students with a medical education unlike any other. The first health-focused high school in the United States, the new 194,000-sf facility includes mock hospital rooms, science and research labs, and teaching spaces for dentistry, rehabilitation, and other medical practices. Close proximity to some of the country’s best doctors and medical centers and regular hospital rotations as part of the school’s curriculum allows its students to engage in on-site, hands-on learning, dramatically expanding educational opportunities.
A renowned leader in patient-centered healing, Stamford Health details the innovative zoning of their new ED in Healthline, where different colors signify patients' level of acuity, supporting operational flow and patient privacy. Built with staff in mind, this emergency department supports a high-response level that ensures the needs of patients and their families are met.
Cleanrooms for nanofabrication, bioengineering and tissue processing are among the most technically complex and costly core facilities to build. Architecture alone can't realize these special spaces: it takes a team of expert collaborators. More
Just as hospital departments employ systems to stay up to date with technology and medical procedures, they also need to plan for resiliency in the face of natural disasters. Energy management is one of the most critical components of life safety that affects everyone. Our resiliency road map helps hospitals determine how to harden the existing infrastructure and prepare for future infrastructure improvements. More
The balance of creating beautiful and innovative embassies that also exceed stringent safety, efficiency, and accessibility requirements is explored in the recent CNN article, “Diplomatic Design: New U.S. Embassies Make an Architectural Statement.” The EYP-designed embassy in Oslo, Norway, is one of only five global facilities selected to demonstrate successfully meeting this challenge.