Links and Resources

Healthcare design advocate organizations:

Healthcare Design Magazine

The Center for Health Design

The International Academy for Design and Health & World Health Design


Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation Design Research Studio

The Kings Fund for Enhancing the Healing Environment

National Institute of Building Sciences Hospital Design Guide

Healthcare built environment and public art papers to read (PDFs):

Public Art and Healthcare Buildings: Review and Guidance, Ixia and Willis Newson, 2010

Cultures of Care: A Study of Arts Programs in U.S. Hospitals, Americans for the Arts, 2004

Radical Improvements in Hospital Design, CABE, 2003

Designed with care: Design and neighbourhood healthcare buildings, CABE, 2006

The role of the physical environment in the hospital of the 21st century, Ulrich & Zimring, 2004

Book (there’s only one I’ll recommend and it’s really, really excellent) :

The Architecture of Hospitals, NAI Publishers, Rotterdam

Select Art in healthcare non-profits:

Vital Arts (London, UK)

Lime (Manchester, UK)

Arts & Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)

Paintings in Hospitals (London, UK)

Willis Newson (Bristol, UK)

Select hospital-affiliated arts & health programs or collections:

John Hopkins Children’s Art and Architecture (Baltimore, Maryland)

Bethesda Hospital Healing Arts Program (Bethesda, Maryland)

Duke University Medical Center Health Arts Network at Duke aka HAND (Durham, North Carolina)

Shands Arts in Medicine, University of Florida Health System (Gainesville, Florida)

Stanford Hospitals and Clinics Art Program (Palo Alto, California)

Mayo Clinic Humanities in Medicine

Architecture firms with strong healthcare departments:


Cannon Design

Perkins + Will

Perkins Eastman




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