Call for Entries: NICU Design Competition

I received an email from the LinkedIn Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) & Quality Innovators group advertising an NICU design competition. You can download a PDF of the information package from the website: Institute for Patient-Centered Design, Inc. Design Competition. There are two categories for this competition - theoretical and actual facilities. From the website: … Continue reading Call for Entries: NICU Design Competition

Winners: Kaiser Permanente Small Hospital, Big Idea Competition

The winners for the Small Hospital, Big Idea Competition are Aditazz and Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch/ Perkins+Will (M+NLB). According to the Kaiser Permanente (KP) website, the winners were chosen for designs that: Create spaces to inspire human-to-human connection and collaboration Include civic spaces that blur the boundaries between the community and the traditional hospital setting Bring nature … Continue reading Winners: Kaiser Permanente Small Hospital, Big Idea Competition

Update – Kaiser Permanente Competition: Small Hospital, Big Idea – Finalists

Update: As I wait for the winner to be announced, I've been perusing the shortlist proposals for the competition. I've found some of the modular proposals interesting, like a bit of a return to the hospitals of the 1970s, like the McMaster University Medical Centre. Most of them focused on the ability of technology to … Continue reading Update – Kaiser Permanente Competition: Small Hospital, Big Idea – Finalists

Kaiser Permanente Competition: Small Hospital, Big Idea – Finalists

So the Small Hospital, Big Idea competition announced the finalists. I was waiting to post on it before I saw the images of the winners but there's a caveat on their site that says "images will be posted shortly," and that's been there for 2 days. Looking forward to the winning entries. I hope they post the … Continue reading Kaiser Permanente Competition: Small Hospital, Big Idea – Finalists

Kaiser Permanente Competition: Small Hospital, Big Idea

I didn't have the time to participate in this design competition from Kaiser Permanente, a health care providing organization, entitled "Small Hospital, Big Idea," but I'm really looking forward to the results. The design competition seeks: "seeks design concepts for a small, eco-conscious, patient- and family-friendly hospital that uses the best in emerging medical technology … Continue reading Kaiser Permanente Competition: Small Hospital, Big Idea