Designing Behavioral Health Environments to Avoid Seclusion

Posted by Jon Sell on Jul 30, 2021

An emerging best practice for behavioral health environments is to design spaces that minimize or eliminate areas where patients are secluded or restrained. The aim is to develop an environment.....READ MORE

Topics: Behavioral Health Design

Landlocked Campus? Overbuild Solution!

Posted by Cheryl Woo on Feb 23, 2021

As a healthcare architect, I get to see every day how powerful specialty care can be for the patients being treated in highly specialized hospitals. It is not every day that we are able to design.....READ MORE

Topics: overbuild, inpatient

Enhancing the Check-In Process for Healthier, Happier and More Productive Staff

Posted by Madeline Hill on Jan 27, 2021

Welcome to our Clinician-Centered Design blog series, where we showcase guidance and design strategies to mitigate staff burnout, promote well-being and quantify the impact design solutions. Start...


Topics: clinician centered design

Respite: an Essential Need for Essential Workers

Posted by Elizabeth Ochal on Dec 17, 2020

Authors Diana Louden and Lauren Michaels contributed to this piece.

Imagine yourself as a nurse, nine hours into your 12-hour ICU shift. After watching your favorite patient take an unexpected.....READ MORE

Topics: respite healthcare design, healthcare burnout, clinician centered design

Setting the Stage for Clinician-Centered Design

Posted by Kristin Miller on Dec 01, 2020

Co-authored by Clairanne Pesce

While patient experience, satisfaction and recovery rates are wise metrics to evaluate a health system, there are routine occupants that simply need a more ...


Eliminating Rework by Taking Advantage of Prefabrication

Posted by Cheryl Woo on Nov 23, 2020

Our team at Array designed prefabricated exterior panels to clad the 473,000 SF medical center. Aside from one spot where a steel support was installed at the wrong elevation and resulted in an.....READ MORE

Topics: Healthcare Design, prefabrication

How To Reimagine The Outpatient Setting Amid COVID-19

Posted by Pat Malick on Oct 22, 2020

First ran in HealthcareDesign Magazine, July 2020. 

Stay-at-home orders and an intense focus on flattening the curve led many outpatient facilities to close their doors during the first few months.....READ MORE

Topics: Ambulatory Care, COVID-19 Outpatient

Making a Difference: Renovating a Pediatric Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit

Posted by Laura Morris on Sep 22, 2020

Behavioral healthcare remains an underfunded service line, and Array strives to promote the important work of our clients who are focusing on this stigmatized specialty. In recent years, we’ve...


Topics: Behavioral Health Design, pediatric design

The Value of In-Concert Design Planning

Posted by Noah Tolson on Aug 27, 2020

Originally featured in Healthcare Design Magazine, February 2020.

A new cancer center opens only to require renovations six months later because volumes weren’t understood prior to construction. A.....READ MORE

Topics: Master Planning, Design Thinking

Design Feature: Central Sterile Processing Department at Mt. Sinai West

Posted by Annette Giuffrida-Levesque on Jun 18, 2020

This blog was co-authored by Rosana Bassi.

When health systems expand, support services often need to grow to support increased volumes. A common example of this is the expansion of Central.....READ MORE

Topics: Central Sterile Processing, design

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