HIT Consultant January 6, 2020
Jasmine Pennic

SmithGroup one of the nation’s leading integrated design firms has tapped its broad network of 1,300 interdisciplinary design professionals to offer its predictions for the trends and challenges that the design industry will face in the decade ahead.

Here are seven trends that are likely to impact the design of health care environments in the 2020s. 

1.  Adapting to the Climate Crisis

“In the last couple of years, the impacts of climate change are increasingly viewed as a global crisis, and I believe the next decade will be defined by our response to this emergency,” says San Diego-based architectural designer Annie Chiang. The impacts of this ongoing crisis will continue to stress infrastructure of essential buildings and...