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June 4, 2020

Architectural Design Showcase: June 2020

Daily Briefing

    The 33rd installment of the Daily Briefing's Architectural Design Showcase features 19 ICUs. 

    • Array Architects: The ICU at Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill, designed by Array Architects, features waiting areas nestled between patient rooms that flood corridors with natural light. These nooks provide visitors areas of respite without having to leave the unit. (© 2020 Barry Halkin)

    • BSA LifeStructures: IU Health West Hospital was initially built with all acuity adaptable rooms instead of having a dedicated ICU. With the vertical expansion designed by BSA LifeStructures, the hospital will now have a permanent ICU. All beds retain the capacity to convert to ICU beds, giving the hospital additional space for ICU patients. (© 2020 BSA LifeStructures)
    • Davis Partnership Architects: Designed by Davis Partnership Architects, the four story vertical addition to Kadlec Regional Medical Center's River Pavilion added 40 ICU and 54 Acute Care Beds

    • Eckroth Planning Group: Eckroth Planning Group and Buckl Architects partnered to right-size the 12 bed ICU at Atlantic Health-Chillton Medical Center and add a new a new 9 bed Progressive Care Unit. Equipped with the latest e-ICU telemedicine the 21 bed combined unit is deployed for ICU Covid-19 cases and the 10 bed PACU is Covid-19 Negative.

    • Flad Architects: In response to Covid-19, Flad Architects provided design services for a 24-bed ICU renovation with two 12-bed wings and four dedicated isolation rooms.Flad is studying changes to the air handlers to provide a negative "vent" mode for future pandemic flexibility. (© 2020 Flad Architects)

    • FCA: The expansion to the RWJ Barnabas Health Cooperman Family Pavilion is a natural light-infused building reflecting evidence-based approaches to promote healing and improve care. Designed by FCA, the NICU design exemplifies this: a visually striking, exceedingly comfortable environment that affords privacy for families and an expanded range of engagement for staff. (© 2017 Bjorg Magnea)

    • FreemanWhite: FreemanWhite emphasized patient-focused care and best-practice infection control, in the design of the ICU at Emory University Midtown. The facility features a virtual rounding room to support distance learning, nurse-server supply cabinets accessible from both the corridor and patient room, and prominent lighting of the hand-washing sink (© Jim Roof Creative, Inc.)

    • Gresham Smith: The M.T. Mustian Center provides state-of-the-art critical care services with cutting-edge adult intensive care. Gresham Smith's design maximizes patient visualization and interaction by distributing support spaces to minimize travel distances and placing nurse observation perches outside every ICU room. (© 2019 Ben Tanner Photography)

    • Hord Coplan Macht: Hord Coplan Macht renovated an existing NICU at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore to provide hybrid services including 5 private rooms and 15 open bay patient care areas. Mock-ups of staff work areas were created to help ensure successful work flow. (© 2020 Hord Coplan Macht)

    • IKM Architecture: The Forbes Hospital ICU is a new 20 bed unit constructed on a floor of an inpatient tower that formerly accommodated a medical/surgical unit. Designed by IKM Architecture, the need for this unit resulted from Forbes Hospital receiving a trauma designation. (© Adam Warner)

    • Lamar Johnson Collaborative: Monitoring patients across 7 states, the Lamar Johnson Collaborative-designed Mercy vICU provides personalized, data-driven care utilizing video and audio technology. Capitalizing on data analytics and innovative protocols, there’s been a 35% lower mortality rate and 30% reduction in time spent in the ICU. (© 2013 Chris Ryan)

    • NBBJ: Abutting a five-story garden atrium, The ICU rooms at Massachusetts General Hospital take advantage of natural light and vegetation to provide a therapeutic healing environment within an urban context. Designed by NBBJ, the facility includes ceiling mounted booms which provide flexibility for repositioning the bed and optimizing caregiver access. (© 2011 Frank Oudeman)

    • Page: Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus’ PICU contains twenty-two private inpatient rooms and features many thoughtful accommodations for staff and family members including great visibility between nurses, patients, and nurse substations. Designed by Page, the build-out included ~22,500 square feet.

    • Perkins Eastman: The new PCICU at the Children's Heart Center--an alliance between Mount Sinai and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)--provides world-class treatment for pediatric heart patients. The playful design by Perkins Eastman takes inspiration from the project's location along NYC's Central Park and evidence-based, biophilic design concepts to create a supportive, state-of-the-art environment. (© Perkins Eastman)

    • RLF: The new 20-room critical care unit at AdventHealth Winter Park Hospital, designed by RLF, provides a state-of-the-art facility focused on providing an intimate, nurturing environment in a private setting for healing of patients, their families and caregivers. (© 2019 Ben Tanner Photography)

    • SmithGroup: Recent research on infant brain development drove SmithGroup’s design of the Brigham and Women’s NICU. This innovative care model uses a mix of 28 single, nine twin and three 6-bed rooms, which allow each newborn's care environment to be tailored to their distinct developmental needs. A specialized neonatal MRI placed within the NICU, the first use of the device in the U.S., supports continuing research. (© Anton Grassl)

    • TMPartners: StoneCrest Medical Center expanded its ICU with a new critical care unit. Designed by TMPartners, the unit provides four new suites and dedicated nurses' station located on the corner to offer sight lines into each suite, with computer stations on the hall with view windows into each room. (© 2020 Tom Gatlin)

    • Zimmerman Architectural Studios: The Children's Wisconsin 70 bed LEVEL IV NICU allows the provider to care for critically ill newborns.The NICU's innovative design by Zimmerman Architectural Studios promotes improved patient outcomes by focusing on newborn sensory (light and sound environment) and safety (technology and equipment) needs. (© 2017 C&N Photography, Inc.)

    • ZGF: ZGF, in association with HDR | CEI Architecture, designed BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, an eight-story inpatient tower including neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. The primary design objective was to improve care delivery by optimizing access and flow and incorporating evidence-based design principles such as natural light, views, roof gardens, purposeful art, and LED lighting. (© Ed White Photographics)


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