Reinventing the Community Hospital

Architects look to flip the script on healthcare design by elevating the local hospital experience.

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A welcoming courtyard at The Christ Hospital provides a place of calm and respite. Photo © Tom Rossiter
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Gracious and sophisticated waiting areas at Mount Sinai Hess Center. Photo © Eduard Hueber

Embracing the idea of “local”

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The Weston, Florida Campus of Cleveland Clinic is tailored to local culture and climate. Photo © Tom Rossiter

“The hospital can serve as a true community facility, not just a place where people go when they’re not well.”

Lessons from farther afield

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The master plan for Cornell Tech incorporates a resiliency strategy that uses the island’s natural topography and reinforces a sense of place. Photo © Lucas Blair Simpson | SOM

Strengthening community ties

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A financial services headquarters in Brooklyn fosters a sense of community with shared spaces and dining options. Photo © Jeff Goldberg | ESTO

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