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Implementing Continuous Improvement on a daily basis at Array

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Apr 24, 2014

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.....READ MORE

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

Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Mar 07, 2014

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.....READ MORE

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

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

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Feb 10, 2014

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.....READ MORE

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

Simulation Modeling: Banishing the Benchmark

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Mar 07, 2013

While attending the recent Healthcare Systems Process Improvement conference in New Orleans, I had the opportunity to attend a symposium that explored simulation modeling and its role in.....READ MORE

Topics: simulation modeling, architecture, healthcare design, modeling, simulation, Array, Jonathan Bykowski, architects, continuous improvement, healthcare, hospital design

The Vision Before the Design: Empathy is the Key

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Dec 27, 2012

Successful projects require many components. Multi-disciplinary user groups, administrative support,process-led design, mock-ups and innovative technology all play key roles in a project meeting.....READ MORE

Topics: planning, architecture, healthcare design, Array, Jonathan Bykowski, architects, continuous improvement, hospital design, array architects

BIM – It’s Not Just for Clash Detection

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Sep 14, 2012

While Building Information Modeling (BIM) is widely accepted as a means to improve our construction documents and aid in field coordination, I saw little value to my teams during the early design.....READ MORE

Topics: BIM, architecture, healthcare design, ACA, IPD, Array, renovation, Jonathan Bykowski, hospitals, building information modeling, architects, continuous improvement, healthcare, hospital design, array architects, integrated project delivery

Operational Planning and Continuous Design

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Jul 23, 2012

Healthcare facilities can be places of great hope and healing. Through their design they can offer patients, family members and staff access to restorative spaces, nature, respite and community.....READ MORE

Topics: BIM, architecture, specialty architecture, healthcare design, IPD, Array, renovation, Jonathan Bykowski, hospitals, building information modeling, architects, healthcare, array architects, integrated project delivery

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