Jonathan Bykowski

I have been committed to the healthcare industry since graduating from Philadelphia University with Bachelor degrees in both Interior Design and Architecture. Earning my Lean Six Sigma Black Belt has only enhanced my drive to bring my best to the industry. I am a strong believer in multi-disciplinary collaboration during all phases of a project. Understanding how care givers will work and the specific needs of unique patient populations motivates me to push teams to the best possible solution. Please visit Array Advisors’ blog. for my thoughts on Transformation and Continuous Improvement.
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Array's Approach in Action

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Aug 05, 2019

I am often asked at client interviews for an example demonstrating our approach. One that always comes to mind is a success story on so many levels that I can’t help but share it at almost every.....READ MORE

Topics: Pediatrics, outpatient strategy, Process-Led Design

Lean in Professional Services: How to Measure What You Can’t See

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Jul 10, 2017

Lean is a management philosophy and improvement methodology that is applicable in any organization or industry. Even in the non-transactional, low-volume and high-variation world that is professional.....READ MORE

Topics: Lean, Continuous Improvement

Disrupting Education: Micro-Credential, Nano-Degree, Stackable Degree

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on May 04, 2017

I recently had the opportunity to represent Array on Philadelphia University’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment Advancement Council. The Council comprises industry members from a.....READ MORE

Topics: education, firm leadership, community outreach

Continuous Improvement Opportunities with Healthcare Door Hardware

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on May 12, 2016

Doors, their hardware, and access control are critical components of all healthcare projects. New construction or renovation, the complexity of healthcare can been seen in the doors. As a result,..


Topics: Continuous Improvement, video, door hardware

Multi-Phase Pull Planning is a Team Effort 

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Sep 18, 2015

Last week, a cross-functional team representing Array’s design team, as well as all of the consultants and the Construction Manager gathered in our Philadelphia office for two days to kick off a..


Topics: Planning, Collaboration

Improve Project Delivery & Instill a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Apr 13, 2015

Authored by Jonathan Bykowski and Laura Silvoy

In March, ten leaders representing a cross section of the firm dedicated three days to uncovering the reality about how a project moves from client..


Topics: Planning, Future State Mapping

Healthcare Rapid Lean Design Event Process

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Jul 18, 2014

Array Architects conducts Rapid Lean Design Events geared to help clients quickly assess their current condition, map out patient flows impacted by the process, identify areas for improvement or.....READ MORE

Topics: Lean Design

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 team.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, communication, Lean, Healthcare Design, 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 industrial.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Kaizen, Lean, society for health systems, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Process Improvement, Continuous Improvement

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, Healthcare Design, mock-ups, Continuous Improvement, Advisory Services

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