we make places for healing

The challenges of healthcare design look very different depending on where you stand. An organization must balance the big picture with the smallest details, the demands of today with the possibilities of tomorrow. Clinicians and caregivers must toggle between break room and operating room, hands-on and high-tech. Patients and families have needs that are immediate, intimate, and individual, in an environment that if not designed properly can seem uncaring and impersonal and at odds with a hospital’s mission.

clients

Our healthcare client list includes world-renowned research hospital systems as well as smaller, regional systems. All are committed to superior clinical results and excellence in patient care.

A view from the reflection pond at the new Ann B Barshinger Cancer Institute

"Innovation and adoption of healthcare technology is accelerating. We recognize technology can enhance patient-caregiver interactions, but we also know it won’t completely replace them. That means our focus is on integrating technology into healthcare spaces in a way that enhances and improves those interactions.”

our approach

In the thirty-plus years that healthcare has been central to our practice, we have honed our ability to span the high-level, long horizon of healthcare’s unfolding future and the on-the-ground, of-the-moment patient perspective. We collaborate with clinicians, administrators, researchers, and patients to create healthcare facilities that are flexible, cost-efficient, and market responsive. We embrace evidence-based design to create patient-oriented spaces within a technically and clinically complex environment. In a sector where advances happen daily, we draw on our ever-evolving knowledge of science and technology to create patient, family, and caregiver friendly spaces that foster health and healing.

healthcare recognition

  • 2021 — American Institute of Architects Pennsylvania, Honor Award

    Radnor Ambulatory Care Center

    Penn Medicine

  • 2021 — American Institute of Architects Philadelphia, Honor Award

    Radnor Ambulatory Care Center

    Penn Medicine

  • 2021 — American Institute of Architects / Academy of Architecture for Health, National Healthcare Design Award

    Radnor Ambulatory Care Center

    Penn Medicine

  • 2021 — Healthcare Design Showcase, Finalist

    Radnor Ambulatory Care Center

    Penn Medicine

  • 2020 — Interior Design Magazine, Best of Year Honoree

    Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns

    NewYork-Presbyterian

  • 2020 — Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award

    David H. Koch Center

    NewYork-Presbyterian

Advances in healthcare rely on scientific innovation and discovery. We work with notable academic medical centers and research institutions that are accelerating breakthroughs, from bench to bedside. Translational medicine is an area of our experience.