Design Strategies

doctor with childThe design of children's hospitals and other pediatric facilities can be quite challenging because of the broad range of visitors to the facility. Pediatric facilities need to be able to comfortably accomodate infants, children, and adolescents simultaniously. In many cases, there are more parents than children in pediatric facilities, so accomodating adults is highly important as well. The following pages discuss various strategies for designing pediatric facilities to accomodate the needs of all building occupants.


Family-friendly Children's Hospitals

Integration of Patient and Parent Expectations

Kid-friendly Visits

Evidence-based Design

Shaping Children's Facilities

Birth and NICU Facilities

Environmental Needs of Children