Designers have long considered the environment when planning, conceptualizing and building their designs, but ensuring that design practices have a positive impact on the natural world is a somewhat novel concept that's only been in practice for a few decades.
The light bulb, the Internet, the iPhone — throughout history, innovation has changed and surprised the world through beauty, ingenuity and necessity. Innovation and design go hand-in-hand, anticipating a user’s needs and enhancing the user's experience.
The times they are a-changin’ for health care. Ballooning costs, shifting political and regulatory environments, consumer needs, and advances in technology are all driving major evolution in this complex industry.
And with major evolution comes major opportunity for a special group of architects...