MSA has an extensive history of healthcare design working alongside clients like Sutter Health, UCSF, and Antioch Medical Center. Earlier this month, Tatiana Guimaraes, president of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, wrote an article for Healthcare Design Magazine. Guimaraes addresses the shift in healthcare that is causing institutions to rethink their operations and how they engage with surrounding communities. It used to be that healthcare campuses were designed inward, paying close attention to how on-site movement was managed, blocked from surroundings with barriers of parking. With the emergence of “health districts,” Guimareaes says the master planning of hospital campuses will start to look very different. She says we can envision commercial space, public space, and wellness programs connected through a campus that interacts with its surrounding community. You can find her article here and be sure to take a look at MSA’s healthcare projects to see how we’re evolving with healthcare campuses of the future.