Health Shirley Ryan AbilityLab


Every healthcare environment should be as unique as its context. That’s why we embrace a deep understanding of our clients’ missions and then design with empathy for patient, family and staff experience. We’re not a traditional healthcare architecture practice. Our DNA is diverse and collaborative. Our integrated staff advances care delivery that promotes health and well-being on a global scale and in local communities.

Shaping the Future of Health Delivery

We begin by using design thinking to help clients imagine their future. Then we explore innovative opportunities to shape it. We use predictive analytics to help clients make sound decisions based on data. And our multidisciplinary experts use deep knowledge and precedents for high impact process improvement and planning solutions to reduce operating costs and dramatically improve health outcomes.

Designing Human-centred Experiences

We are globally recognised as the creator of human-focused environments. We work with clinical and patient representatives to create an environment of wellness with optimum clinical efficiencies.

Our designers appreciate the nuances of delivering world-class health experiences that solve user need. We’ve led efforts to reimagine the future of ambulatory care. We defined new standards of excellence for a public academic health system.  We conceived, planned and designed the first-ever translational research hospital in the world.

We’re passionate about creating restorative spaces that champion human-centred design in projects around the world.  We transform simple, strong ideas into lasting and meaningful building concepts that reinforce our clients’ commitments to compassionate care.

Our Perspective on the Future of Healthcare

Delta volume 2 Book Cover

Delta, Volume 2 is our vision of how healthcare delivery will transform over time. Read the book or interact with each chapter. delta [at] (Contact us) to learn how you can implement these ideas in your organization. 

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No. 1
Healthcare Design Firm

2020 BD+C Giants 400


ranked No. 1 Healthcare Design Firm

by Modern Healthcare

LEED-certified Health Projects

and counting ...