It is now widely recognized that the physical environment has an impact on the physiology,psychology, and sociology of those who experience it. When designing a critical care unit,the demands on the architect or designer working together with the interdisciplinary teamof clinicians are highly specialized. Good design can have a hugely positive impact in termsof the recovery of patients and their hospital experience as a whole. Good design can alsocontribute to productivity and quality of the work experience for the staff. 'Design for Critical Care' presents a thorough and insightful guide to the very best practicein intensive care design, focusing on design that has been successful and benefi cial to bothhospital staff and hospital patients. By making the connection between research evidence anddesign practice, Hamilton and Shepley present an holistic approach that outlines the future forsuccessful design for critical care settings.