Carl Davis

As CEO of Array, I am tasked with charting a strategic course that ensures both financial stability for the firm and provides career opportunities for our staff. My job is made fairly easy by some very talented colleagues. I am not an architect, but have owned and managed several engineering and design firms before joining Array in 2001. I thoroughly enjoy working with my colleagues and introducing new technologies and processes that have allowed us to attract talent and clients that share our core values and culture. In that vein, we recently launched an internal knowledge sharing site that has improved information sharing. One of the best investments we have ever made! I enjoy many outdoor activities, including cycling, skiing, and going on vacation with my grandchildren who keep me in shape!
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Geospatial Healthcare Planning

Posted by Carl Davis on Mar 22, 2017 at 10:31 AM

Array Architects’ technology division, Array Analytics, an innovative Software as a Service (SaaS) solution provider for the healthcare industry, has partnered with Esri, a global market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), to accelerate product development and significantly expand its market presence. Healthcare systems will find this geospatial solution to be instrumental in their strategic and facility planning efforts.

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Topics: geospatial healthcare planning, Array Analytics, Esri

IPD: Redefining Success

Posted by Carl Davis on Aug 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM

By all accounts, Array’s most recent IPD project was a success. The team met the project goals and metrics; and staff and patients were delighted. It was under budget and on schedule. Nevertheless, when you strip away the rhetoric and success stories of collaboration, innovation and shared goals of the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method, this is one of those stories that you don’t often read about, where everyone on the team might share those feelings of success…everyone but the design team.

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Topics: approach, IPD, array architects

Managing Content Creation with DropTask

Posted by Carl Davis on Jul 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Featured in a DropTask case study in December 2015.

Since the firm’s transition to a culture that embraces knowledge sharing as a vehicle to provide enhanced value to our clients, Array Architects continuously seeks tools that help us manage our content creation process. We are advocates of transparency, including internal communications.

DropTask is a visual productivity tool that allows users to drag and drop tasks into circles of customizable colors rather than lists. For visually oriented people, this layout enables them to see the big picture as well as their individual tasks, helping boost their productivity. With the ability to filter by one or more team members, each person or department can get a sense of their workload at the click of a button.

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Topics: Carl Davis, continuous improvement, array architects, content creation

How to Navigate the Changing Healthcare Real Estate Market

Posted by Carl Davis on Apr 29, 2015 at 3:05 PM

As we find ourselves in the midst of tremendous change and a fundamental shift in healthcare delivery, the importance of the right team of investment, design and building advisors cannot be stressed enough.  

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Topics: developer, MOB, ambulatory care

Selling vs. Sharing: Thought Leadership’s Affects on A/E/C Firms

Posted by Carl Davis on Apr 02, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Featured in ENR’s Marketropolis blog, February 2015.

In December 2014, I had the opportunity to present at the PSMJ Industry Summit in Orlando. My presentation, “Building a Knowledge-Based Practice in the Digital Age”, explained how Array was able to rebrand itself as a leading firm in the healthcare design market by focusing on knowledge sharing as a primary marketing and business development tool.

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Topics: Carl Davis, continuous improvement, array architects

Strategies for Healthcare Real Estate Development

Posted by Carl Davis on Feb 17, 2015 at 8:05 AM

As the medical and healthcare industries continue to evolve, there are strategies that a Health System's developer/real estate representative and architect can utilize to help the System remain on an appropriate growth course. 

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Topics: developer, MOB, ambulatory care

Firm Reflection and View to the Future of Designing for Healthcare

Posted by Carl Davis on May 07, 2014 at 9:48 AM

I am often asked my thoughts on where I see Array’s practice five years out, causing me to reflect on from where the firm has come. Our founders were once part of the design arm of one of the pioneers of for-profit health systems. So, as a 30-year-old design firm focused solely on the healthcare market, our practice has always been rooted in a deep understanding of our clients’ business practices. But it has only been in the past five years that Array has invested deeply in distributing and dispersing organizational knowledge to enhance a deeper understanding of our clients’ business models for the purpose of creating differentiating value for their long term success.

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Topics: future of healthcare, Carl Davis, Integrated Project Design, continuous improvement, array architects

Continuous Feedback for Improved Project Delivery

Posted by Carl Davis on May 21, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Successful healthcare design delivery teams work in highly collaborative environments. The ability to adapt quickly plays an important role in the success of the team from a client’s perspective.

Without a continuous feedback process, a project can get sideways very quickly yet when feedback is early and actionable, it can accelerate a team’s performance by providing information that allows the team to course correct before issues become insurmountable and before projects goals are jeopardized.

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Topics: feedback, healthcare design, IPD, Carl Davis, quality control, continuous improvement, hospital design

Project Planning for Building Information Modeling – Part 2

Posted by Carl Davis on Oct 04, 2012 at 10:26 AM

As I described in Part 1, the BIM Plan is developed through a series of four collaborative meetings. Each meeting is followed by tasks accomplished in smaller work groupsor by individuals and take place between the larger team sessions. The meetings address the following topics:

Goals & Uses:

The first step and arguably one of the most important in the planning process is to clearly define the potential value of BIM for both the project and team members. This is accomplished by defining the goals of each team member on the project. Goals can take a number of forms, but should always be specific to the project, measurable both from a project perspective and a company perspective and should strive to improve team members’ capabilities. Goals should address, but not be limited to, project performance and efficiency of project delivery tasks by the team. Once goals have been established, the team should identify the different BIM uses to pursue (i.e. energy modeling, cost estimation, etc.) to achieve these goals. By identifying potential BIM uses and the responsible parties for each potential use and by understanding the current capabilities of team members, the team can assess the risk associated with each use and determine whether or not to implement that use.

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Topics: planning, BIM, healthcare design, IPD, Array, Carl Davis, building information modeling, architects, continuous improvement, healthcare, advisory services, hospital design, integrated project delivery

Project Planning for Building Information Modeling - Part 1

Posted by Carl Davis on Jun 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

The value that BIM can create for project delivery teams and building owners has been the subject of many detailed studies, well written articles and reports over the past few years. Most detail the key advantages of Building Information Modeling (BIM) as being improved decision making and reduction in costly field changes that result from the development of detailed information and analysis achieved much earlier in the building process. While these benefits represent the low hanging fruit, there are many other opportunities, often ignored by project teams, to provide significant additional value. Increases in cost of healthcare construction combined with the complexity inherent in healthcare projects present an opportunity for project teams to deliver enhanced value to the owner throughout the life cycle of the building.

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Topics: planning, BIM, architecture, healthcare design, IPD, Array, Carl Davis, renovation, hospitals, building information modeling, architects, continuous improvement, healthcare, hospital design, array architects, integrated project delivery