LPA Healthcare Approaches Market with Sustainable Designs

IRVINE, Calif. — Irvine-based design firm LPA has formed LPA Healthcare, a new studio that will manage the design of acute- and specialty-care facilities and offer sustainable innovations.
The company has hired Rick Wood, AIA, a 25-year veteran architect and previous partner at Wood Burghard Swain Architects (WBSA), headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif. Wood will become a managing principal, and eight members of Wood’s staff will join him at LPA, which has already been working with WBSA on health care projects for about a year.

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More Hospitals Strive for Sustainability, Report Shows

RESTON, Va. — The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) has released its 2013 Milestone Report, which shows more hospitals are adopting sustainability practices. According to the report, hospitals are taking such measures to reduce their environmental footprint, lower costs and improve the health of patients and staff.

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AIA Names Healthcare Design Awards Winners

WASHINGTON — Eight health care design projects are being honored as recipients of the 2014 AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program, the American Institute of Architects’ Academy of Architecture for Health announced last week.

These projects express the best of health care building design and health care design-oriented research, according to the AIA. The designs were chosen based on their strengths that solve aesthetic, civic, urban and social concerns as well as the requisite functional and sustainability concerns of a hospital.

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AIA Committee Names Top 10 Projects

The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment released its annual top 10 list for sustainable architecture and green design. The program, in its 14th year, showcases projects that feature an integrated approach to architect, natural systems and technology. The list was compiled by a jury of design professionals.
355 11th Street Matarozzi/Pelsinger Building, San Francisco; Aidlin Darling Design

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Slight Rebound in Architecture Billings Index

WASHINGTON – Following a drop of nearly three points last fall, the Architecture Billings Index nudged up more than two points from January to February, according to figures released today.

As a leading economic indicator of construction activity created by the American Institute of Architects, the ABI reflects the approximate nine- to 12-month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending.

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