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Innovations in Hospital Architecture

1st Edition

By Stephen Verderber


392 pages

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Hardback: 9780415777957
pub: 2010-04-01
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pub: 2010-03-31
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This indispensable reference book captures key recent developments in the rapidly evolving field of sustainable hospital architecture. Today’s architects must provide hospitals which enable high quality care for diverse patient populations in carbon neutral care settings, and this book succinctly considers what needs to be done in order to meet that challenge. The contemporary hospital is viewed in the context of global climate change, the planet’s diminishing natural resources and the spiralling cost of operating healthcare facilities.

Stephen Verderber considers the future of the hospital, and supplies a compendium of 100 planning and design considerations for the building type. The book includes twenty-eight case studies of built and unbuilt hospitals from around the world. These are grouped into five types - autonomous community based hospitals, children’s hospitals, rehabilitation and elderly care centres and hospitals, regional medical centre campuses, and visionary (unbuilt) projects.

Beautifully and extensively illustrated with many photographs, diagrams and floor plans, this is essential reading for all architects, planners, engineers, product manufacturers, clients, healthcare providers and government agencies involved in the present and future of sustainable healthcare environments.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Background 1. Introduction 2. Architecture for Health—A Brief History of Sustainability 3. The Evolving Role of Site, Landscape, and Nature 4. The Evolving Patient Room and PCU 5. The Evolving Role of Memory, Place, and Sustainability 6. Prognostications Part 2: Design 7. Designing for Hospital–Based Care Part 3: Case Studies

About the Author

Stephen Verderber is Professor at the School of Architecture, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Clemson University, US, and is a practicing registered Architect in the US.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Public, Commercial & Industrial
MEDICAL / General