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Kent Doss

I’m a firm Principal with over 20 years of professional experience and am responsible for all phases of project delivery, from preliminary project planning through design and construction. I completed Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE) program for virtual design and construction and completed projects using fast-track scenarios, Design-Build method, Design-Assist and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) using BIM and 3D Modeling.
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Top 5 Healthcare Trends

Posted by Kent Doss on Feb 21, 2018

Originally published as part of Healthcare Design Magazine's Take 5 series in August 2017, this blog shares my thoughts on what I consider top healthcare trends: making the most of data gathering,.....READ MORE

Topics: Design Trends, Healthcare

Bright Ideas Incorporate Evidence-Based Design

Posted by Kent Doss on Jun 01, 2017

Featured in Medical Design & Construction, January/February 2017.

While no one would argue against the clinical benefits that the private patient room model yields, it’s worth pausing to analyze.....READ MORE

Topics: Evidence Based Design (EBD), daylighting, natural light

Connecting Experience, Behavior and Strategy: Part 1

Posted by Kent Doss on Aug 24, 2016

One of the most challenging tasks that architects face is how to convey design intent in a way that transcends aesthetics (which can be deeply personal and sometimes divisive) by describing the..

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Topics: Evidence Based Design (EBD), patient experience, Behavioral Health Design

EcoTherapy and its Positive Effects on Healing Environments

Posted by Kent Doss on Jun 18, 2015

Imagine what it would have been like to be hospitalized 200 years ago…you were probably in a dimly lit, poorly ventilated ward with dozens of other patients…you would have been exposed to all...

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Topics: ecotherapy, Healing Environment

Hospitals taking a leadership role in wastewater

Posted by Kent Doss on Apr 14, 2014

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.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Sustainability, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, waste water, Advisory Services

Building Performance Evaluation as a Function of Distance and Time

Posted by Kent Doss on Dec 02, 2013

As a dedicated healthcare architect I’ve learned to approach design challenges with the goal of harmonizing requirements that are often diametrically opposed.While the personal environmental...

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Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Beyond the Healing Garden

Posted by Kent Doss on Apr 05, 2013

Healing the Body by Healing the Earth as Part of a Comprehensive Cancer Program

Featured by Medical Construction + Design in February 2014.

The term “biophilia,” which literally translates as.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Evidence Based Design (EBD), Healthcare Design, ecotherapists, Cancer Care, ecotherapy, biophilia, hospitals, nature prescriptions, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Healing Environment, healing garden

Simulation Centers Can Lead the Way to Improved Efficiency, Part 3 of 3

Posted by Kent Doss on Apr 01, 2013

In my first two posts, I addressed the larger, more philosophical issues that need to be addressed when planning a Simulation Center, as well as taking a more in-depth look at specific elements of.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Healthcare Design, modeling, simulation, simulation centers, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Simulation Centers Can Lead the Way to Improved Efficiency, Part 2 of 3

Posted by Kent Doss on Mar 29, 2013

In my first post, I addressed the larger, more philosophical issues that need to be addressed when designing a Simulation Center. In this post, I take a more in depth look at specific elements of.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, modeling, simulation, simulation centers, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Simulation Centers Can Lead the Way to Improved Efficiency, Part 1 of 3

Posted by Kent Doss on Mar 27, 2013

As healthcare providers continue to identify the adjustments required to succeed in the new reality created by healthcare reform, one universal constant has been the need to increase operational.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, modeling, simulation, simulation centers, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

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