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Katia Lu

Born to a pediatrician and a pharmacist, I believe healthcare is about passion for bringing wellness to all people. As a healthcare architect and planner, I am inspired every day to create efficient and welcoming spaces for healthcare providers and patients. I have enjoyed a variety of projects in the past decade, ranging from large green field hospitals to small medical office building renovations.

Recent Posts

Emergency Department Master Planning

Posted by Katia Lu on Feb 28, 2017 at 4:42 PM

No matter the size, scope or phase of a project, each one can benefit from Array’s process-driven lean design approach; even when the project is a departmental master plan. Thinking about our approach from a master plan perspective, and a limited scope master plan at that, made me realize just how flexible an approach it is. 

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Topics: master planning, case study, ED

Designing for Infection Prevention at Outpatient Surgery Centers

Posted by Katia Lu on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Featured in Medical Construction & Design, November 2014.

Not one of us undergoes a surgical procedure with the hope of walking out the door with an infection along with their medical bill. Unfortunately, incidents of infections from healthcare facilities do occur, and opportunities for increased incidence are growing with surge of Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) throughout the United States.

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Topics: continuous improvement, central sterile processing, healthcare planning