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Posted by Noah Tolson on Apr 03, 2014

The thorough and systematic evaluation of the interrelated values, goals, facts and needs of a client’s organization, facility users and the surrounding community. A well-conceived program leads..

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Topics: Planning, Future State Mapping, Architecture, visioning, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), mock-ups, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Programming Software, Continuous Improvement, Advisory Services

Strategies in Successfully Earning Your Architectural Registration License

Posted by Guest Contributor on Mar 17, 2014

You can always find a reason to delay licensure but ultimately it is just an excuse

Becoming a licensed architect is a lengthy process, and a road often plagued with many twists and turns– a few.....READ MORE

Topics: Licensure, Architecture, ARE, AIA, Continuous Improvement, Architecture Licensure

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.....READ MORE

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

How to Navigate the Changing Healthcare Real Estate Market

Posted by Noah Tolson on Mar 04, 2014

Featured in Healthcare Global, October 2014

While the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has garnered a lot of attention, there are significant trends associated with its implementation.....READ MORE

Topics: developer, Planning, real estate, Medical Office Building (MOB), Architecture, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Atria - from Courtyard to Front Door and Other Places Inbetween

Posted by Guest Contributor on Feb 21, 2014

An Atrium, as technically defined by the International Building Code (IBC) is an opening within a building connecting two or more stories, other than enclosed stairways, elevators, hoist ways,.....READ MORE

Topics: solar gain, Architecture, Healthcare Design, central, atrium, courtyard, hospitals, Continuous Improvement, Advisory Services

The Emphasis on Women’s Health in Today’s World

Posted by Lisa Lipschutz on Feb 18, 2014

Women’s health matters and the facilities that support the delivery of women’s services impact the care and results. I have a passion for women’s health having worked on the majority of Array’s.....READ MORE

Topics: Pediatrics, Healthcare Design, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Advisory Services, Healing Environment, womens healthcare

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