Healthcare Design

The Life of Dead Malls by Carlos Morales

Ride Hospital by Perkins + Will

Photography by Jose Gelabert-Navia

Alton Baptist Miami Beach by Perkins + Will

Photography by Jose Gelabert-Navia


Track Leader
Deborah Franqui, Ph.D., Lecturer

Healthcare Architecture is a growing and rapidly developing field, with over 120 specialized design firms active only in the US.

The particularity of U-SoA’s new program is its focus not only on the knowledge transfer of state-of-the-art design skills, triggered by technological innovation and socio-economic change, but also on the interrelation between health and the built environment in a broader understanding.

Students have the opportunity to explore the impact of the built environment on measurable outcomes to inform healthcare evidence-based design innovations and advancements in technology. Accelerated by an interdisciplinary setup and the structured exchange with other MSA students, the program will bridge theory and practice to advance patient care and the built environment through the development of new health-oriented applications. Students will benefit from the opportunities provided by South-Florida as one of the country’s largest healthcare markets, and the collaboration with the university’s top ranked medical school.

As both a design- and research-oriented program, it concentrates on the intersection of design and research in the Healthcare field to accommodate progress, in a context of rapid technological and societal change.