The Path to Architecture Licensure

Posted by Jennifer Matthews on Feb 07, 2017 at 2:26 PM

As an emerging professional in the field of architecture, I find that the most rewarding experiences come from the ability to make a difference in the lives we serve and the future of the architecture profession, students and recent graduates.

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Topics: Licensure, architecture, ARE, AIA, Emerging Professionals, Scholarship

Implementing Continuous Improvement on a daily basis at Array

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Apr 24, 2014 at 5:41 AM

In an effort to improve communication and efficiency amongst our designers, and to ensure that our team is happy with the work they are doing, a daily “huddle” has been implemented.The design team meets each morning to have an open discussion about their daily goals, plans and productivity. What we have found so far in the beginning stages of this process is that devoting just ten minutes each morning to sync up, set priorities and cascade information throughout the company has already helped save time and improve communication.

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Topics: planning, architecture, team, communication, design, lean, healthcare design, CI, Jonathan Bykowski, teamwork, continuous improvement

Hospitals taking a leadership role in wastewater

Posted by Kent Doss on Apr 14, 2014 at 4:41 AM

Featured in Healthcare Global, October 2, 2013.

We know trace amounts of runoff from hospitals and long-term care facilities reaches potable water. Drinking water in 24 major metropolitan areas has tested positive for minute amounts of pharmaceuticals, for example.

The danger to taking a wait-and-see approach to these efforts lies in slow moving regulators and lawmakers delaying action until some perceived crisis or shift in public opinion causes them to overcompensate with drastic and unreasonable reform down the road.

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Topics: sustainable, architecture, healthcare design, Kent Doss, healthcare global, continuous improvement, waste water, advisory services, hospital design

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

pro•gram•ming noun \-miŋ\

Posted by Noah Tolson on Apr 03, 2014 at 7:33 AM

The thorough and systematic evaluation of the interrelated values, goals, facts and needs of a client’s organization, facility users and the surrounding community. A well-conceived program leads to high-quality design.

Array’s goal: To see to it that our clients receive buildings that are constructed as they were designed, within the allotted budget, at the expected date and operate efficiently and effectively for years after completion.

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Topics: planning, future state mapping, architecture, visioning, healthcare design, ACA, mock-ups, building information modeling, programming software, continuous improvement, advisory services, hospital design, Noah Tolson, array architects

Strategies in Successfully Earning Your Architectural Registration License

Posted by Nic Husbands on Mar 17, 2014 at 5:29 PM

You can always find a reason to delay licensure but ultimately it is just an excuse.

Becoming a licensed architect is a lengthy process, and a road often plagued with many twists and turns– a few of mine include changing jobs, changing professions, IDP requirements, moving across the country, and over-studying.

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Topics: Licensure, architecture, Nicholas Husbands, ARE, RA, exam, AIA, continuous improvement

Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Mar 07, 2014 at 4:38 AM

I recently had an opportunity, for the second time, to attend the Society for Health Systems Process Improvement Conference. I was again inspired and awed by the significant impact that industrial engineers are having on improving the quality of healthcare across our country and globally.

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Topics: architecture, Adrian Hagerty, kaizen, Darryl Greene, lean, society for health systems, healthcare design, ACA, process improvement, Jonathan Bykowski, Karen Martin, continuous improvement, hospital design

How to Navigate the Changing Healthcare Real Estate Market

Posted by Noah Tolson on Mar 04, 2014 at 3:57 AM

Featured in Healthcare Global, October 2014

While the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has garnered a lot of attention, there are significant trends associated with its implementation that are impacting healthcare real estate.

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Topics: developer, planning, real estate, medical office building, architecture, healthcare design, ACA, Affordable care act, architects, continuous improvement, healthcare, hospital design, Noah Tolson

Atria - From Courtyard to Front Door and other places In-Between

Posted by Tony Caputo on Feb 21, 2014 at 9:25 AM

An Atrium, as technically defined by the International Building Code (IBC) is an opening within a building connecting two or more stories, other than enclosed stairways, elevators, hoist ways, escalators, plumbing, electrical, air-conditioning or other equipment,which is closed at the top and not defined as a Mall. The historical definition of this spatial typology can be traced back to the open-air courtyard of an ancient Roman house (domus) and later as an enclosed space, with the advent of iron and glass roofing systems in the Industrial Revolution.

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Topics: concourse, anthony caputo, solar gain, architecture, healthcare design, central, atrium, courtyard, hospitals, continuous improvement, advisory services

When a Chair Becomes a Toilet: Why the People Are More Important Than the Mock-up

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Feb 10, 2014 at 3:26 AM

Published by Healthcare Construction + Operations, January 15, 2014

Mock-ups can provide an undeniable value to teams designing new health care spaces.Repetitive project elements are excellent candidates for careful testing before significant time and money is spent on construction. Conventional design approaches have long held that mock-ups should be a staple of the process to test new ideas and confirm that users’ goals are achieved. Measure twice, cut once.

Projects sometimes spend considerable money and time developing mock-ups during the design phase. There are several approaches to mock-ups, but the bigger-is-better approach seems to be leading the charts. Massive macro mock-up trends focusing on full-scale departments requiring a warehouse and truckloads of cardboard are gaining popularity. But do they add value?

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Topics: planning, architecture, design, healthcare design, mock-ups, Jonathan Bykowski, continuous improvement, advisory services, hospital design