Architectural Design Showcase: March 2014

The eighth Design Showcase features 18 specialty facilities

The eighth installment of the Daily Briefing's Architectural Design Showcase features 18 innovative specialty facilities that are designed to meet their particular patients' needs. 

Click through the slideshow to see the projects

2014 Architectural Design Showcase
  • Designers from Array Architects created Zucker Hillside Hospital. The spatial organization supports each patient's clinical, emotional, and physical needs, as well as providing a safe and efficient facility allowing caregivers to deliver health care in a compassionate environment. (© 2013 Jeffrey Totaro Photography). Read an interview with one of the architects on the Zucker Hillside project.

  • The Marie Yeager Cancer Center, designed by architects from BSA LifeStructures, provides an interdisciplinary team an environment designed to promote healing. The design includes a healing garden, natural light, soothing artwork, and a rooftop garden that collectively create a healing environment. (© 2011 Tony Frederick Photography).

  • Davis Partnership Architects designed the South Denver Cardiology Heart Center dedicated to promoting comprehensive well-being and world-class cardiac services. The facility houses rehabilitation and wellness components as well as a clinical, catheterization lab, diagnostic, and imaging departments. The Heart Center also focuses on wellness through a demonstration kitchen, cooking classroom, yoga and pilates studios, and a health spa with massage therapy and other amenities. (© 2004 Thorney Lieberman).

  • The NEA Baptist Cancer Center, designed by architects from Earl Swensson Associates, opened in January 2014 in conjunction with the new NEA Baptist Hospital and Clinic. The facility provides state-of-the-art radiation therapy, chemotherapy, clinical research, and support services. (© 2014 Michael Peck Photo). Read an interview with one of the architects on the NEA Baptist project.

  • Architects from EwingCole designed Pocono Medical Center's new cancer center. The center is connected by a skywalk to the hospital and includes a comprehensive cancer program with two linear accelerator vaults, twenty chemotherapy infusion stations, pharmacy, CT simulator, and PET/CT scanning capabilities. (© 2012 Ron Blunt).

  • Designers from Flad Architects in association with Stantec created UW Health at The American Center, a universal care center and wellness campus that operates as a "one-stop shop" for orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation, and community care–with a specific wellness mission. (© 2014 Flad Architects).

  • Architects from GBBN incorporated psychological and sociological research with patient feedback to design meaningful spaces for socialization and community within the clinical environment at the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. (© 2013 Joe Harrison).

  • Designed by architects from HOK, the Scripps La Jolla Memorial Hospital Prebys Cardiovascular Institute project will combine the cardiovascular programs of Scripps La Jolla and Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital. When complete, the Scripps cardiovascular institute will be a center for the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options for patients with cardiovascular diseases, as well as serve as a center for medical research, clinical trials, and graduate medical education. (© 2012 Mike Amaya).

  • Architects from Hord Coplan Macht designed The Angelos Center for Lung Diseases as a dedicated space for diagnosis, treatment, and continuing care related to respiratory functions. (© 2013 Hord Coplan Macht).

  • IKM Incorporated was retained by the Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC) to program, plan, and design a new Center of Excellence for Kidney Care and Transplantation. Combining renovated hospital space with new construction this new program provides a new outpatient renal clinical service program, a vascular access center, a dedicated renal inpatient nursing unit, and an inpatient dialysis center all located in the existing ECMCC campus. (© 2013 CENTRIA).

  • Phoebe Digestive Health Center was designed by architects at Page to provide a holistic approach to the health issues surrounding digestive diseases. This three-story specialty medical office building is one of only a few gastroenterology centers in the country to offer its patients private preparation and recovery rooms. (© 2012 Charles Beck).

  • Designed by architects from Perkins+Will, the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre is a free-standing, linked, 4-story facility providing comprehensive ambulatory cancer diagnostics, treatment, review and counseling for residents north of Toronto. (© 2010 Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.).

  • Architects from The S/L/A/M Collaborative designed the Marlborough Hospital Cancer Center. The center was developed to include the center's medical oncology, radiation oncology along with a multi-disciplinary exam bridge where providers share space and discussions regarding both research and patient care management. (© 2013 John Giammatteo). Read an interview with one of the architects on the Marlborough project.

  • The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, designed by architects from SmithGroupJJR, brings pediatric patients, adult patients, clinicians, and researchers under one roof. The center's design exceeds stringent California energy codes by about 20%. (© 2012 Bruce Damonte).

  • Architects from Stanely Beaman & Sears designed the Piedmont Spine Center. The facility services patients with all types of orthopedic or neurologic spinal disorder like scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis. In 2010 the project won an ASID Georgia Design of Excellence Award (Silver) in Healthcare. (© 2009 Jim Roof Photography).

  • Designed by architects from Stantec, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute incorporates sustainable design strategies to promote the health of patients, visitors, employees, and community members, while operating economically and efficiently. (© 2008 James Dow).

  • Designed by architects from VOA Associates Incorporated, the Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center offers a seamless experience for patients and their families. This re-invented cancer care environment offers multi-disciplinary clinics, family and visitor amenities, and leading edge treatment modalities in an uplifting environment rich in the legacy of Southwest Louisiana. (© 2014 VOA Associates Incorporated).

  • The University of Virginia's Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center was designed by architects from ZGF. The facility has received LEED Gold certification and won a National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies. (© 2011 Chuck Choi Photographer).

The eighth installment of the Daily Briefing's Architectural Design Showcase features 18 innovative specialty facilities that are designed to meet their particular patients' needs. 

Click through the slideshow to see the projects

2014 Architectural Design Showcase
  • Designers from Array Architects created Zucker Hillside Hospital. The spatial organization supports each patient's clinical, emotional, and physical needs, as well as providing a safe and efficient facility allowing caregivers to deliver health care in a compassionate environment. (© 2013 Jeffrey Totaro Photography). Read an interview with one of the architects on the Zucker Hillside project.

  • The Marie Yeager Cancer Center, designed by architects from BSA LifeStructures, provides an interdisciplinary team an environment designed to promote healing. The design includes a healing garden, natural light, soothing artwork, and a rooftop garden that collectively create a healing environment. (© 2011 Tony Frederick Photography).

  • Davis Partnership Architects designed the South Denver Cardiology Heart Center dedicated to promoting comprehensive well-being and world-class cardiac services. The facility houses rehabilitation and wellness components as well as a clinical, catheterization lab, diagnostic, and imaging departments. The Heart Center also focuses on wellness through a demonstration kitchen, cooking classroom, yoga and pilates studios, and a health spa with massage therapy and other amenities. (© 2004 Thorney Lieberman).

  • The NEA Baptist Cancer Center, designed by architects from Earl Swensson Associates, opened in January 2014 in conjunction with the new NEA Baptist Hospital and Clinic. The facility provides state-of-the-art radiation therapy, chemotherapy, clinical research, and support services. (© 2014 Michael Peck Photo). Read an interview with one of the architects on the NEA Baptist project.

  • Architects from EwingCole designed Pocono Medical Center's new cancer center. The center is connected by a skywalk to the hospital and includes a comprehensive cancer program with two linear accelerator vaults, twenty chemotherapy infusion stations, pharmacy, CT simulator, and PET/CT scanning capabilities. (© 2012 Ron Blunt).

  • Designers from Flad Architects in association with Stantec created UW Health at The American Center, a universal care center and wellness campus that operates as a "one-stop shop" for orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation, and community care–with a specific wellness mission. (© 2014 Flad Architects).

  • Architects from GBBN incorporated psychological and sociological research with patient feedback to design meaningful spaces for socialization and community within the clinical environment at the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. (© 2013 Joe Harrison).

  • Designed by architects from HOK, the Scripps La Jolla Memorial Hospital Prebys Cardiovascular Institute project will combine the cardiovascular programs of Scripps La Jolla and Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital. When complete, the Scripps cardiovascular institute will be a center for the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options for patients with cardiovascular diseases, as well as serve as a center for medical research, clinical trials, and graduate medical education. (© 2012 Mike Amaya).

  • Architects from Hord Coplan Macht designed The Angelos Center for Lung Diseases as a dedicated space for diagnosis, treatment, and continuing care related to respiratory functions. (© 2013 Hord Coplan Macht).

  • IKM Incorporated was retained by the Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC) to program, plan, and design a new Center of Excellence for Kidney Care and Transplantation. Combining renovated hospital space with new construction this new program provides a new outpatient renal clinical service program, a vascular access center, a dedicated renal inpatient nursing unit, and an inpatient dialysis center all located in the existing ECMCC campus. (© 2013 CENTRIA).

  • Phoebe Digestive Health Center was designed by architects at Page to provide a holistic approach to the health issues surrounding digestive diseases. This three-story specialty medical office building is one of only a few gastroenterology centers in the country to offer its patients private preparation and recovery rooms. (© 2012 Charles Beck).

  • Designed by architects from Perkins+Will, the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre is a free-standing, linked, 4-story facility providing comprehensive ambulatory cancer diagnostics, treatment, review and counseling for residents north of Toronto. (© 2010 Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.).

  • Architects from The S/L/A/M Collaborative designed the Marlborough Hospital Cancer Center. The center was developed to include the center's medical oncology, radiation oncology along with a multi-disciplinary exam bridge where providers share space and discussions regarding both research and patient care management. (© 2013 John Giammatteo). Read an interview with one of the architects on the Marlborough project.

  • The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, designed by architects from SmithGroupJJR, brings pediatric patients, adult patients, clinicians, and researchers under one roof. The center's design exceeds stringent California energy codes by about 20%. (© 2012 Bruce Damonte).

  • Architects from Stanely Beaman & Sears designed the Piedmont Spine Center. The facility services patients with all types of orthopedic or neurologic spinal disorder like scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis. In 2010 the project won an ASID Georgia Design of Excellence Award (Silver) in Healthcare. (© 2009 Jim Roof Photography).

  • Designed by architects from Stantec, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute incorporates sustainable design strategies to promote the health of patients, visitors, employees, and community members, while operating economically and efficiently. (© 2008 James Dow).

  • Designed by architects from VOA Associates Incorporated, the Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center offers a seamless experience for patients and their families. This re-invented cancer care environment offers multi-disciplinary clinics, family and visitor amenities, and leading edge treatment modalities in an uplifting environment rich in the legacy of Southwest Louisiana. (© 2014 VOA Associates Incorporated).

  • The University of Virginia's Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center was designed by architects from ZGF. The facility has received LEED Gold certification and won a National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies. (© 2011 Chuck Choi Photographer).