Dining Facility at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Showcases Design Trend

The new, $11 million Garden Café @ 75 Francis, located in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, is scheduled for completion in September. The new dining experience represents a trend in health care design that is intended to enhance the end-user experience for patients, visitors and hospital staff, according to Cambridge, Mass.-based Bruner/Cott Architects who worked on the renovation project, which began in early 2015.

Combining Privacy & Safety in Health Care Design

By Jeff Razwick and Jean-Francois Couturier
Privacy is a patient’s right even more so than it is a courtesy. While much has been made of protecting a patient’s medical information and files, it is equally important to safeguard a patient’s physical privacy during exams, consultations and hospital stays. Physical privacy provides comfort and dignity at a time when those in medical-need can be at their most vulnerable. As such, it is important that privacy solutions in exam rooms and other patient-sensitive areas are easily adjustable to balance ongoing staff monitoring with auditory and visual privacy.

Construction Beings on OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) on June 16 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Knight Cancer Institute research building. The new $160 million, 320,000-square-foot facility will house myriad research programs focused on early cancer detection, computational biology and immuno-oncology, among others.

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center Honored at Annual Award Ceremony

The Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center design-build team of Taylor Design, McCarthy Building Companies Inc., SmithGroupJJR (all companies working out of a California-based office) and Los Angeles Department of Public Works was honored at the 46th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) on June 16 at the Beverly Hilton. The event, which drew an audience of 500 leading design and building professionals, along with top city officials, recognized 35 architectural and design projects for setting new standards of design excellence, innovation and sustainability.

Construction Concludes on Stanford Children’s Health Specialty Services Center

Level 10 Construction, based in Sunnyvale announced on June 21 that it has completed construction of the $47 million Stanford Children’s Health pediatric specialty services center in Sunnyvale.