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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

Immovable Objects vs. Unstoppable Forces: NYC and NY State Requirements for Fire Suppression Systems in Elevator Machine Rooms

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jan 30, 2014

By: Thomas Hudak, RA and Rick Meilan, PE, LEED AP

Hospitals are not only complex buildings, but the building codes and requirements that guide their design can become so complex that they.....READ MORE

Topics: Fire Suppression, Architecture, Safety, Healthcare Design, Continuous Improvement

Deciphering Designers’ Alphabet Soup

Posted by Lisa Lipschutz on Jan 29, 2014

Published by Facility Care, November 14, 2013

We all know what MD and PhD stand for after someone’s name. Have you ever wondered what the initials behind your architect’s or interior designer’s..

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Topics: Licensure, Architecture, Interior Design, Continuous Improvement

Top 10 Considerations When Renovating Patient Towers

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jan 17, 2014

Published in Medical Construction & Design, January 2014

The many benefits of caring for patients within a private room have been proven for decades.

Often, the benefits may be clear, but the...

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Topics: Planning, Architecture, Lean, Healthcare Design, renovation, Patient Environment, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Northwell Health Zucker Hillside Behavioral Health Video Series

Posted by Jon Sell on Jan 10, 2014

Array collaborated closely with clinicians on the design of the new Zucker Hillside Hospital, opened in January 2013. The spatial organization supports each patient’s clinical, emotional and.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Evidence Based Design (EBD), Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Architects, Interior Architecture, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Behavioral Health Design

Ten Ideas about Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Posted by Guest Contributor on Dec 18, 2013

BIM is a game changer

Adopting Building Information Modeling (BIM) in architectural practices is not the same as what the industry experienced with transitioning to CAD 20 years ago. CAD simply.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Continuous Improvement, Advisory Services

Creating Flexibility and Durability for Behavioral Health

Posted by Jon Sell on Dec 13, 2013

Published in Behavioral Healthcare, December 2013

For healthcare facility designers, flexibility has become a driving demand.Healthcare leaders find it hard to predict, with the coming changes in.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Healing Environment, Behavioral Health Design

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

Friend or Foe?

Posted by Jennifer O'Donnell on Oct 25, 2013

Learning from and sharing knowledge with other industry professionals, even the competition, is what makes us all better at what we do

Focusing solely on the healthcare market, many methodologies.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, technology, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Knowledge Sharing, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

My Architectural Journey Continues

Posted by Ryan Keszczyk on Oct 10, 2013

My decision to go into healthcare architecture was fairly simple. My previous experience interning at Array has shown me how rewarding working in the healthcare industry could be.The healthcare.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Knowledge Sharing, Architects, Continuous Improvement