Health care environments often are under construction. Hospitals and health systems build new facilities from the ground up, renovate existing facilities and improve infrastructure. But to make these buildings a reality, leaders need to select the right architects, designers and contractors. 

The Architecture for Health Showcase is a way for facilities leaders to browse health care-specific projects from architectural and construction firms around the country and in their area. Project budgets and square footage vary, so leaders can find inspiration whether they are considering a greenfield site or working with existing structures. The showcase also includes specialty hospitals, such as behavioral health, children’s hospitals and cancer treatment facilities. 

The Architecture for Health Showcase includes project galleries at the International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction (PDC Summit) and the ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition.

A high-quality bound booklet will maintain a shelf life and guarantees that health care leaders see your best designs. Also, a website houses additional photos of projects and information and links to firms that are participating in the project. In addition to photos and descriptions of the projects, some of the listings explain how the project solved a problem. For example: 

  • A project in Boston included in the 2017 Architecture for Health Showcase showed how a new design contributed to thermal comfort. 
  • Architects of a project in Gulfport, Miss., explain how they were able to design larger patient rooms and enhance clinical workstations after rerouting mechanical systems. 
  • Designers for a hospital expansion in Iowa say that nature’s healing power played a large part in the design of their project, with expansive windows to let in sunlight, and natural materials such as zinc and terra-cotta woven into the interior. 

For architecture firms, designers, contractors, subcontractors and others who work on health care projects, the showcase highlights projects directly to thousands of health care leaders and decision-makers. 

Applications are being accepted for the 2018 Architecture for Health Showcase program. Architecture and design firms of all sizes are encouraged to participate. In fact, pricing is based on firm size. 

Visit to highlight your work or find inspiration for your next project.

Deanna Martin is the membership and communications director for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.