E4H, an architecture firm exclusively focused on the healthcare industry, is dedicated to creating flexible environments for health that enhance the well-being of patients and families through Smart Facility Design. Formed through the merger of three firms – MorrisSwitzer Environments for Health, Ascension Group Architects, and daSilva Architects – E4H has more than three decades of experience, 5,000 projects completed, and five locations.
E4H’s healthcare planners and architects work to solve complex challenges posed by today’s changing healthcare landscape. Our unique solutions create environments that are economically and environmentally sustainable. We believe that Smart Facility Design reduces operating costs, supports new care models, energizes staff, provides flexibility, and promotes wellness.
We understand the healthcare industry and the current forces that impact our clients’ business. Our healthcare-only focus allows us to design environments that are elegant, adaptable, and solve today’s unique challenges. We design for community hospitals, academic medical centers, life science laboratories, R&D spaces, children's hospitals, mental health facilities, ambulatory care centers, rehabilitation facilities, assisted living, and medical office buildings. Working collaboratively with clients, together we improve outcomes for patients and families.
E4H aspires to set the standard for healthcare design. Our focus spans the entire industry, from research and discovery to patient care. We believe innovative and creative design generates compelling, functional and cost-effective solutions for patients, residents, and families, as well as staff. E4H is:
- Dedicated to Patient & Family Centered Design
- Responsive to client's unique needs
- Committed to Partners leading every Project from start to finish
- Engaged in a collaborative design process
Every project is designed to high-performance, green standards. E4H's LEED Accredited staff work with clients to ensure each design accomplishes the team's sustainability goals.
- Use of recycled & low emitting materials
- Specification of energy efficient lighting, plumbing & HVAC equipment
- Integrate high performance envelope design
- Explore green construction options to create efficiencies
- Study site orientation to optimize solar advantages
The next major technological frontier in architecture is the integration of Virtual Reality (VR) into the design process. VR can be utilized to communicate design to users, assist in engineering coordination, create mock ups for construction planning, as well as make a high-tech statement for marketing and fundraising.