Healthcare has become a major concern around the globe, and questions around how to minimise its costs also raise the issue of its prevention.
Perkins+Will is actively working towards solutions with research-based, patient-centred healthcare projects. They were recently the only firm to win two 2018 National Healthcare Design Awards from the American Institute of Architects for their Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in California and their Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth, New Jersey. Central to their thinking about healthcare is recognising two important factors: that health is not an individual process and that public health is part of public space.
Architonic caught up with Senior Urban Designer Basak Alkan and Principal Robin Guenther to discuss their practice in more detail.