Healthcare design is moving towards functional scenarios. We are no longer just planning for the current space, but rather what the space could be in 5 or 10 years under an entire matrix of different scenarios. This is precisely where evidence-based design comes in. Architects in general are good at keeping information behind the curtain, but what if they were to publish their findings? Together we can grow the evidence base and elevate the practice altogether.
Josh Crews is a healthcare architect and serves as the Regional Healthcare Practice Leader at Nelson Worldwide. His career lead him to Georgia Tech where he studied evidence-based design. He has used this discipline to design everything from small healthcare buildings to high-rise hospitals.