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Keeping Communities Healthy

Focus Area Hospital Systems

We design environments that foster quality care

Page believes the roots of Healthcare design must always remain focused on issues at a human level. Healthcare delivery is more than a business; it is a commitment to creating positive outcomes and experiences for patients, families, visitors and staff. The facilities that support this must be designed to be flexible, state-of-the-art, sustainable and affordable.

Almost eight decades ago, Page embarked on a journey promoting health and wellness with the design of the first public hospital in Texas. Today, we are global healthcare design leaders that create adaptive and innovative healing environments from community clinics to academic medical centers. Our healthcare experience further benefits from our related work on data centers and mission critical facilities, research labs, workplace environments, hospitality, housing, and academic building types.

We develop customized health solutions for every project through close client collaboration. Our teams are built by matching specific expertise to client needs, combining traditional healthcare backgrounds with an enormous wealth of non-clinical specialists, including administrators and guest advocates.

Services

  • Architecture
  • Building Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Interiors
  • Strategies / Analytics

Large to small, we do it all

We have designed at least a dozen “greenfield” community hospitals in as many years, and have hundreds of community hospitals for which we have worked for decades, designing renovations, expansions and master plans for growth. This experience has shaped our deep experience in every type of facility commonly found in hospitals from inpatient units and emergency departments to surgery, imaging, labs, pharmacies and all other support spaces. We bring a wealth of case studies and an understanding of the issues that shape those spaces.

The front of a hospital with a curved drive in front of the main entrance.
© Casey Dunn Photography
Aerial view of a greenfield hospital in a suburban setting.
© Slyworks Photography

We have designed very large community hospitals and medical centers with hybrid ORs, multiple medical office buildings, parking garages and stand-alone central plants. Yet we are also one of the first architecture / engineering firms to have designed multiple micro-hospitals across the U.S. We excel both in efficient designs for small sites as well as compact micro-hospital designs that can be expanded over time up to a medical center.

Increasing value through Lean

All industries have a series of processes intended to create value. Lean Thinking, often used in manufacturing, is actually a management strategy of improvement and can be applied in the Healthcare sector in a variety of ways. Its incorporation into the predesign process can result in cost reduction, fewer errors, throughput increase, inventory reduction, space reduction, lead time reduction, increase in labor productivity, and improved staff morale.

Distance view of a hospital at sunrise
© Peter Molick
View of an operating room from a technician's booth
© Slyworks Photography

By examining ways to introduce or improve Lean Thinking in the design process, Page was able to deliver Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital in just 36 months. The project team utilized a design/assist fast-track delivery method that incorporated findings from the post- occupancy survey of their previous design for Houston Methodist West Hospital. This approach also improved the process of delivering patient care at this newest community hospital in the system.

Patient and family-centered care

We know environments need to be supportive of the healing and recovery process, providing patients comfort and empowerment alongside with their families to participate and collaborate with healthcare practitioners in their care. Through the four guiding principles of patient and family-centered care, Page has partnered with clients and community organizations to encourage clear and thoughtful designs, provide wayfinding that is easy to follow and create nurturing and therapeutic spaces that reduce stress.

Playing a role in the community

Healthcare has always been an essential component of society with dedicated facilities commonly serving as foundations that support communities. At Page, we understand our clients’ commitment to serving their communities and creating environments for healthy initiatives that nurture healing and well-being. While our designs are informed by clients’ needs and visions, they also are heavily influenced by the project’s place in the community.

Aerial view of green spaces between multiple buildings in a complex.
© Dror Baldinger, FAIA
Interior of a community hospital lobby.
© Dror Baldinger, FAIA

This surgical center in north Austin formerly known as Forest Park was designed to deliver state-of-the-art, quality healthcare through a five-star hospitality experience integrated into the landscape of the Texas Hill Country. The medical campus was sited on a portion of a 59-acre site designated as an urban mixed-use community and is easily accessed through an orchestrated sequence of egress and wayfinding.

Caring for the mind too

Studies have shown that mental and emotional well-being play a significant role in individual health. Human beings respond positively to calm and aesthetically pleasing environments designed to serve as places of restoration, meditation and sanctuary. Many hospitals have interfaith chapels and / or healing gardens to provide that function for patients, caregivers and their families.

Comtemporary blond wood and white chapel interior with drop pendant lights and a single stained glass window running the length of a wall.
© Eric Cucciaioni

Saint Francis Hospital’s chapel was designed to be highly visible from the exterior and immediately accessible from the main entry. While portions of the general medical hospital’s original facade pay respect to its history, the chapel’s modern appearance was designed to be both welcoming and spiritually uplifting, and reflect the high-quality care and technology that lie within the hospital.

Backing up our claims

  • 100+ PROJECTS DESIGNED FROM MASTERPLAN DEVELOPMENT
  • 75 HEALTHCARE AWARDS AT NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND LOCAL LEVELS IN THE PAST DECADE
  • #19 RANKED IN TOP 20 OF BD+C HEALTHCARE GIANTS IN 2019

“Page is more than an architectural firm, they are your partner. They do what they say and deliver results.”

G. Edward Alexander

President/CEO, Surgical Development partners for Lakeway Regional Medical Center

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