Design in Health > Architecture

The first choice for clean air in Australian hospitals

02 February, 2022

Air filtration in hospital and healthcare environments has always been of critical importance in preventing the spread of airborne infections.

How can design help alleviate overcrowded emergency departments?

21 April, 2021 by Cheyenne Lee, Project Leader at Hames Sharley

ED design needs to be re-imagined to create a process that segregates patients and moves them through quickly, despite the limited number of available doctors.

Designing a medical centre to attract the right tenants and end users

18 March, 2021 by Don Marshall, Principal and Partner with ThomsonAdsett

When it comes to choosing the right architectural solutions for healthcare buildings, flexibility and efficiency are key.

Diverse paths towards future-focused design

23 February, 2021 by James Kelly

James Kelly shares two different, site- and community-specific projects that embrace residents' diversity, defy ageist stereotypes, and embed community connection and sense of place.

Delivering human connection through meaningful architectural design

17 September, 2020 by Chad Brown, Group Director — Education and Communities, Partner at ThomsonAdsett

Hummingbird House is a state-of-the-art children's hospice with an empathic and human-centred design.

Pandemic facilities essential in future designs of hospitals and health facilities

10 August, 2020 by Don Marshall, Health Sector Lead – Qld, Partner at ThomsonAdsett

The long-term impact of COVID-19 will see architects required to include facilities to deal with pandemics in all future designs of healthcare facilities.

Salutogenic design shines in Melbourne's west

08 February, 2020

Parents, children and clinicians in Sunshine, in Melbourne's west, have enthusiastically welcomed the Lyons-designed Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital.

A new frontier in hospital design

24 September, 2019

Augmented Reality is helping to engage clinicians and staff in the design of their new healthcare facilities. Design Director, Alan Boswell, explains how.

Royal at heart

08 October, 2018

The emotional and physical needs of patients, their loved ones and carers are at the heart of the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

A centre of excellence

18 April, 2018

Inspired by similar centres in the US, the VCCC was designed to bring together world-class cancer research and treatment under one, beautifully designed roof.


18 October, 2017

Sleek, comfortable, Italian designed indoor and outdoor bench seating.

Rethinking and redesigning clinical workspaces

25 July, 2017 by Ronald Tabaksblat*

Drivers such as cost pressure on healthcare systems, rising patient volumes and demands from patients engaged in their own healthcare, together with advances in technology, are transforming the way care is delivered, creating a shift in what is required in clinical spaces.

Designed to Care: Putting People Back into Architecture and Design

16 May, 2017 by David Congram

As the health sector across Asia Pacific undergoes new challenges, we look to our A+D community to design solutions for tomorrow. Zenith Interiors have done just that!

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