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Integrated Project Delivery: Teamwork Success Stories

Posted by Ray Corby on Mar 08, 2019

There are many articles online about the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method, many of which extol promises of budget control, schedule achievement, and a wide range of other benefits. This.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Healthcare Design, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Integrated Project Design/Delivery (IPD)

Patient and Family Experience

Posted by Tim Nichols on Sep 12, 2017

Being a hospital patient can be a stressful and scary experience for both patient and family. The patients find themselves pulled from their comfort zone and can easily feel separated from loved.....READ MORE

Topics: Healthcare Design, patient experience, inpatient

Mind the Gap: Healthcare Architecture Through Practice & Education

Posted by Guest Contributor on Apr 20, 2017

Saturday, April 1st, 2017, Array Architects hosted its first Mind the Gap event at the Herman Miller Showcase Room in Washington, DC. The event’s intention was to introduce design-based students.....READ MORE

Topics: Healthcare Design, Healthcare Interiors, Mind the Gap, Healthcare Architecture

From Mowing the Lawn to Designing Hospitals

Posted by Guest Contributor on Nov 07, 2016

I know what you’re thinking, how did mowing the lawn lead to me designing hospitals?

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Topics: Healthcare Design, patient experience

Designing to Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections

Posted by Guest Contributor on Sep 28, 2016

Recently I had the opportunity to be a guest speaker for a Master-level class at Kent State University’s College of Architectural and Environmental Design. The class was part of their Healthcare.....READ MORE

Topics: Healthcare Design, Infection Control, hospital acquired infections

Overbuild Project: Unlimited Questions, Limitless Design Opportunities

Posted by Tony Caputo on Aug 05, 2016

When the need arises for a healthcare system to expand its real estate, realign its programmatic adjacencies or analyze its lack of available land for expansion, the ensuing conversations may..

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Topics: Healthcare Design, Project Considerations

Certificate of Need in the Competitive Healthcare Market

Posted by Fady Barmada on Mar 04, 2016

With limited resources and burgeoning cost structures, the success of a healthcare project is increasingly determined by the degree of clinical program and scope alignment with established..

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Topics: Healthcare Design, Lean Design, certificate of need

Strategic Considerations for Mechanical Equipment Rooms

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jan 19, 2016

While reflecting on factors that made recent projects successful, one area of importance came to mind: the Mechanical Equipment Room (MER). Many architects may not consider this an area of...

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Topics: Healthcare Design, mechanical equipment rooms, MER

Hospital Design for Future Flexibility

Posted by Guest Contributor on Dec 30, 2015

While at my previous firm, one of our clients acquired an industrial building next to their hospital with the intention of converting it to a 300-bed inpatient hospital. The building had a large..

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Topics: Healthcare Design, future flexibility

Accommodating Community & Hospital Needs System-Wide, Part 2

Posted by Guest Contributor on Nov 04, 2015

Large healthcare organizations that are actively merging with and/or acquiring facilities, as well as building new ground-up facilities for better healthcare offerings, need to consider overall..

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Topics: Facility Planning, Healthcare Design, Master Planning, Adaptability, Design Approach