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Like most asset classes, technology is the top trend in healthcare development. For designers of medical and healthcare facilities, keeping up with rapidly changing technology can be a major challenge. As a result, there is a trend toward creating flexible, multi-purposed spaces that can adapt to new technologies. In fact, Julie Frazier of Perkins and Will names it as the top trend in healthcare design next year.

“With technology ever changing, we will see an upswing in flexible multi-purposed spaces that can be readily adaptable,” Frazier, a senior medical planner and associate principal at Perkins and Will, tells GlobeSt.com. “Today’s healthcare apps make it possible to receive a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. Many healthcare facilities are integrating walking paths, exercise, and active design into their spaces to create a destination to reach not just when you’re sick, but to prevent you from becoming sick by promoting healthy lifestyle habits.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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