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Life’s Journey and Where It Takes You

Posted by Guest Contributor on Apr 03, 2018

The New York City area has no plans to slow down in the healthcare development arena and my decision to join Array hinges on the design and construction foundation around which I have built my career. The complementary skills I have amassed on my journey creates a niche where I know I can bring value to both healthcare organizations and their developers.

One of the most satisfying aspects of an architectural career is the many industries in which a designer can specialize. I found the nexus of my preferred industries in healthcare-related construction and project management. My specific experience in the lean approach to manufacturing coupled with how lean is rapidly being adopted by healthcare leaders, makes healthcare a very exciting place to be today. I foresee the wide-spread acceptance of lean tenets both operationally and design-wise, throughout the industry over the next decade.

As an architect, I’ve professed the importance of understanding all parties’ priorities early in the design process. When the design and construction teams listen to and understand the client’s drivers from both operational and patient experience perspectives, the built environment can truly support the health system’s mission.      Collaboration Ideogram Design

I am fortunate that my career has taken me through several industries. Corporate office design, for example, has influenced my thought processes around the space healthcare needs for highly trained staff to work effectively. Experiences from designing in the higher education field have helped me develop a trained ear when listening to clients discuss the importance of right-sizing patient and public spaces, parallel to the balance of classroom to quiet study and common areas within a university. Relationships forged during time spent in construction management are ongoing today and transcend the average client/vendor rapport, with both parties seeking each other out for expertise as we navigate and advance in our professions. 

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Topics: Building Conditions, Built Environment