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Jeffrey Drucker

I'm responsible for managing Array’s New York City and Boston practices. A graduate of Brooklyn Tech and Pratt Institute, I always had a fascination for buildings, construction and art, and have often been told, "I was born to be an Architect.” As a healthcare planner, I impacted individual projects, now using ideas and experience I enable vision and growth concepts for institutions and our industry. The challenges to create exceptional healthcare environments, to continually raise the bar and the special relationships with clients, colleagues and our talented staff make everyday rewarding.
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Recent Posts

Trends in Offsite Laboratories for Growing Health Systems

Posted by Jeffrey Drucker on Aug 18, 2016 at 1:00 PM

As healthcare systems expand their reach and acquire more hospitals, the case for the development of offsite or independent laboratories is becoming increasingly viable to institutions.

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Topics: collaboration, laboratory design

iGlobal Forum - Healthcare Real Estate Investment Opportunities

Posted by Jeffrey Drucker on Mar 26, 2015 at 12:50 PM

 
At Array, we focus exclusively on the design of environments to support healthcare. In January, I had the opportunity to moderate a panel at iGlobal Forum’s recent Healthcare Real Estate Investment Opportunities Summit 2015.
 
A one-day forum focusing on macroeconomic trends and their effects on real estate investments and developments within the healthcare sector, this Summit was unique in that it merged healthcare leaders, developers and architects with medical real estate owners/investors, provider care companies, asset managers and healthcare REITs, as well as commercial investors and bankers.

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Topics: Jeffrey Drucker, iGlobal Forum

Teaching Architecture at Pratt - Rewarding for Students and Professor

Posted by Jeffrey Drucker on Feb 02, 2015 at 8:00 AM

As an architect, leader and managing director of Array’s Northeast practice, I find myself in a daily position of teaching and sharing my knowledge & experience with others. In fact, at the end of each day when I reflect upon events that transpired, I find that sometimes it is most of what I do. As I think about it further…my office is like a classroom; projects are the courses, project managers the administrators and staff play the role of students.

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Topics: knowledge sharing, Pratt

Setting a New Trend: Live Audience Polling at ENR's NYC Pulse Conference

Posted by Jeffrey Drucker on Apr 10, 2014 at 8:31 AM

On February 26, 2014, I moderated a panel of experts for the McGraw Hill/Engineering News Record's " The Pulse 5 - The Future of Healthcare" in NYC. The conference explored issues currently shaping national and regional healthcare construction markets. The panel focused on

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Topics: BIM, architecture, polling, healthcare design, IPD, Array, ENR Pulse 5, architects, Jeffrey Drucker, continuous improvement, hospital design, array architects

Incorporating Feng Shui Design into Healthcare Facilities

Posted by Jeffrey Drucker on Jan 31, 2013 at 4:59 AM

In recent years, I've seen a dramatic growth in sustainable design and green building practices to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment.

Simultaneously, expertise in more traditional building practices such as Feng Shui and geomancy (earth energy studies) has also experienced increasing demand.

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice believed to utilize the laws of both Heaven (astronomy) and Earth (geography) to help one improve life by receiving positive Qi. The words 'Feng Shui' literally translates as "Wind-Water" in English. Qi rides the wind and scatters, but is retained when encountering water.

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Topics: architecture, healthcare design, interior design, Array, FengShui, architects, Jeffrey Drucker, continuous improvement, advisory services, hospital design, array architects

Annual Array "Green Belt Lean Certification for Facility Design” Recap

Posted by Jeffrey Drucker on Jan 25, 2013 at 7:57 AM

Array hosted its second Annual Lean Event in late 2012. This year the course was at Array’s New York City office located at 44 East 30th Street.

The four-day program "Green Belt Lean Certification for Facility Design" was structured as a workshop to offer maximum participation by attendees. The purpose of Lean facility design is to inform the project design to improve the delivery of patient care. Simply stated, the goal is to redesign the process and eliminate waste. This is very different from the traditional model of designing space and then adjusting the flow around the processes to fit the space.

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Topics: planning, architecture, lean, healthcare design, interior design, Green Belt, Array, FacilityDesign, architects, Jeffrey Drucker, continuous improvement, hospital design