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Incorporating Feng Shui Design into Healthcare Facilities

Posted by Jeffrey Drucker on Jan 31, 2013

In recent years, I've seen a dramatic growth in sustainable design and green building practices to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment

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Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Advisory Services

Questions Healthcare Organizations Should be Asking

Posted by Noah Tolson on Jan 04, 2013

As a firm focused exclusively on healthcare design, we help healthcare institutions envision and realize their operations within the most appropriate setting. Never before has our job been more.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Continuous Improvement, Advisory Services

Sustainable Elements for a LEED Gold Certified Hospital

Posted by Nicole Wood on Dec 20, 2012

Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell recently achieved LEED Gold status from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).This six-story, 570,000 square-foot replacement hospital with an.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, LEED, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Advisory Services

Designing a Flexible Chassis in a Healthcare Environment

Posted by Guest Contributor on Nov 28, 2012

Featured in Medical Construction + Design, June 2011 Just as an innovative automobile chassis defines the frame, engine and other essential systems for a vehicle, a medical center chassis.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Healthcare Design, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Advisory Services

Project Planning for Building Information Modeling – Part 2

Posted by Carl Davis on Oct 04, 2012

As I described in Part 1, the BIM Plan is developed through a series of four collaborative meetings. Each meeting is followed by tasks accomplished in smaller work groupsor by individuals and take.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Healthcare Design, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Advisory Services, Integrated Project Design/Delivery (IPD)

Greater Efficiency and Savings Through Observation Unit Utilization

Posted by Guest Contributor on Sep 28, 2012

Recent studies in Health Affairs (1) and supported by the Advisory Board Company (2) express the efficiency of using observation units. These units can be more efficient for providing care to.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Specialty Architecture, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), renovation, hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Advisory Services, Emergency Services

Designing the Building Envelope for an Accelerated IPD Process

Posted by Kent Doss on Sep 04, 2012

This article was co-written by Kent Doss, AIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Jon Sell, a Designer and Planner at Array Architects.

On the heels of our presentation on the.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Advisory Services, Integrated Project Design/Delivery (IPD)

Towards a New Healthcare Architecture – Part 3 of 3

Posted by Noah Tolson on Aug 08, 2012

In my first post, I focused on actions that healthcare organizations can take. In my second post, my focus expanded to include other stakeholders in the healthcare debate.In this post regarding.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Advisory Services

Towards a New Healthcare Architecture – Part 2 of 3

Posted by Noah Tolson on Aug 06, 2012

In my previous post, I focused on actions that healthcare organizations can take. In this post, the focus widens to include other stakeholders in the healthcare debate:

Exceed Expectations:

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Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Advisory Services

Towards a New Healthcare Architecture - Part 1 of 3

Posted by Noah Tolson on Aug 02, 2012

It has been just over a month since the Supreme Court deemed The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) constitutionally sound, and I recommend that we stop debating about whether it is.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Advisory Services

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