Top 8 Considerations When Redesigning MRI Suites

Posted by Guest Contributor on Dec 23, 2014

Featured in, December 2014

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations have been an important diagnostic tool since the first commercial MRI became available in 1981. [1],[2]


Topics: technology, renovation, hospitals, MRI

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

Adapting for the Future

Posted by Guest Contributor on May 07, 2013


As an architect working for Array, with their focus exclusively on healthcare, I am very interested in how the technological advances in medicine are influencing the design of hospitals. I had.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, virtual reality, Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, futurism, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Modular Construction, hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

ACA Reform: Patients have Higher Expectations for Healthcare Settings

Posted by Guest Contributor on Apr 11, 2013

By Kristin Zeit, Editor-in-Chief Healthcare Design

As more and more patients prefer retail health such as alternative medicine and healing options for their medical treatments, the trend toward.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals, healthcare reform, Patient Environment, Continuous Improvement, Healing Environment

Beyond the Healing Garden

Posted by Kent Doss on Apr 05, 2013

Healing the Body by Healing the Earth as Part of a Comprehensive Cancer Program

Featured by Medical Construction + Design in February 2014.

The term “biophilia,” which literally translates as.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Evidence Based Design (EBD), Healthcare Design, ecotherapists, Cancer Care, ecotherapy, biophilia, hospitals, nature prescriptions, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Healing Environment, healing garden

Lean Applied to Designing a Dialysis Unit

Posted by Jon Sell on Oct 17, 2012

Recently engaged to design a new Dialysis Unit for a large New York City Hospital, Array approached the client to see if they would be open to us observing clinicians in the workspace to gain an.....READ MORE

Topics: ideal state, Future State Mapping, Architecture, Lean, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals, dialysis, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Can Art Heal in Pediatrics?

Posted by Laura Morris on Oct 12, 2012

In today’s leading pediatric facilities, including those designed by Array such as University Hospitals Rainbow Babies Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, art installations become an.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Pediatrics, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, hospitals, Art and Healthcare, Healthcare

How the Proposed Revisions to the 2014 FGI Guidelines Will Affect Behavioral Health

Posted by Guest Contributor on Oct 11, 2012

Many of the changes to Chapter 2.5 for the design of Psychiatric Facilities are benign.There are a few subtle wording changes that do affect the meaning of the sections of the Guidelines they.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, FGI, Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Behavioral Health Design

Avoiding the Landfill: Upcycling/Recycling in Healthcare Design

Posted by Guest Contributor on Oct 05, 2012

There are so many methods to deal with construction waste these days that it can make your head spin.Have you really stopped to think about what happens to all of that stuff once it leaves your.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, recycling, hospitals, upcycling, Architects, Sustainability, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

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

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