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Healthcare Architecture as Infrastructure : Open Building in Practice, Paperback / softback Book

Healthcare Architecture as Infrastructure : Open Building in Practice Paperback / softback

Edited by Stephen H. (Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Ball State University, Philadelphia, PA, Kendall

Part of the Open Building series


Architects and healthcare clients are increasingly coming to recognize that, once built, healthcare facilities are almost immediately subject to physical alterations which both respond to and affect healthcare practices.

This calls into question the traditional ways in which these facilities are designed.

If functions and practices are subject to alteration, the standard approach of defining required functions and practices before acquiring facilities is obsolete.

We need other starting points, working methods, and ways of collaborating. Healthcare Architecture as Infrastructure presents these new approaches.

Advocating an infrastructure theory of built environment transformation in which design and investment decisions are organized hierarchically and transcend short-term use, the book draws the practice and research of a number of architects from around the world.

Written by experts with experience in policy making, designing, building, and managing complex healthcare environments, it shows professionals in architecture, engineering, healthcare and facilities management how to enhance the long-term usefulness of their campuses and their building stock and how to strengthen their physical assets with the capacity to accommodate a quickly evolving healthcare sector.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 198 pages, 47 Line drawings, black and white; 34 Halftones, black and white; 36 Tables, black and wh
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Architecture: professional practice
  • ISBN: 9780815367857



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