Are you interested in designing and building a new medical space this year? You’re in luck! Today, we’re going over some of the best healthcare design trends of 2023 to give you some inspiration and help you begin planning out your new office or facility.

There’s never been a better time to get started!

As always, if you need an experienced medical construction expert in Portland, your friends at Norwest Contractors can help. Contact us now to start the design process.

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3 Healthcare Design Trends of 2023

This year is all about practicality and nature. Here are three healthcare design trends of 2023 that are making waves:

Nature-Infused Spaces

When it comes to designing healthcare facilities in 2023, one word that keeps coming up is “biophilia,” or a passion for nature and all things alive. According to the American Psychological Association, surrounding yourself with nature can have “both cognitive benefits and improvements in mood, mental health, and emotional well-being.”

Even if you’re not physically outside, being around indoor plants and green spaces can also positively impact a person. That’s why in 2023, we’re getting more requests than ever to build beautiful healthcare spaces with a focus on nature. It’s both eye-catching and beneficial for patients and staff members who are inside for long periods.

Glass and Natural Lighting

Bringing in more natural lighting goes hand in hand with the natural elements we talked about above. The current trend is to use glass as much as possible in the design process, as well as large windows. Not only is glass easier to clean than alternative materials, but it’s also more aesthetically pleasing and allows more light to enter a room.

This isn’t to say that clear glass is your only option. Many clients like to do stained glass. We can also strategically place skylights and windows so that you get the most light while maintaining privacy for your patients and staff. (Natural lighting wins every time when it concerns healthcare design in 2023.)

Evidence-Based Design

At Norwest Contractors, we’re huge advocates for evidence-based design, meaning building a space based on science on what works and what doesn’t. Some of these methods involve using same-handed inpatient rooms.

Not only can evidence-based design save staff time and promote patient safety, but it can also boost recovery times, cut down on the chance of medical errors, and much more.

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Schedule Your Medical Office Construction Today

When it comes to healthcare design trends in 2023, Norwest Contractors has you covered. We pride ourselves on keeping on top of the latest and greatest trends in medical construction design so that we can help you build an appealing and functional space that’s in line with the current market and offers something special. If you’re ready to move forward with construction, give us a call today. We have you covered.

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