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Operational Planning and Continuous Design

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Jul 23, 2012

Healthcare facilities can be places of great hope and healing. Through their design they can offer patients, family members and staff access to restorative spaces, nature, respite and community.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Specialty Architecture, Healthcare Design, renovation, hospitals, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Architects, Healthcare, Integrated Project Design/Delivery (IPD)

Art and Healthcare

Posted by Nicole Wood on Jul 02, 2012

I believe strongly in the healing power of art. I recently had the opportunity to revisit one of Array’s projects that opened back in November. It was incredibly rewarding to hear the hospital’s.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Specialty Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), renovation, hospitals, Exterior Design, Architects, Art and Healthcare, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Project Planning for Building Information Modeling - Part 1

Posted by Carl Davis on Jun 29, 2012

The value that BIM can create for project delivery teams and building owners has been the subject of many detailed studies, well written articles and reports over the past few years. Most detail.....READ MORE

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

The Universal Room and What it Means

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jun 18, 2012

The broad spectrum of hospital room types required for most Acute Care Hospitals can appear daunting. From rooms used specifically for surgical needs, pediatric, oncology, critical care,.....READ MORE

Topics: universal room, Architecture, Specialty Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), renovation, hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

The Benefits of Building New Facilities vs. Renovation

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jun 18, 2012

Ideally there would always be adequate land available on-site for expanding current facilities to accommodate additional capacity. When adjacent land is not available, we begin to look at.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, renovation, hospitals, Exterior Design, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

The Wax-Free Patient Care Tower

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jun 18, 2012

Featured in Facility Care, July 15, 2014.

With environmental and health concerns top-of-mind, when discussion turns to new flooring standards at hospitals, the administration’s preference often .....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, renovation, hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Rethinking the Healthcare Design Paradigm

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jun 18, 2012

While researching trends in patient-focused design, I came across an incredible group and website dedicated to improving healthcare delivery on multiple fronts: CIMIT: Center for Integration of...

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Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), CIMIT, hospitals, Exterior Design, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Evidence-Based Design

Posted by Pat Malick on Jun 17, 2012

Can you imagine a time when every healthcare facility is designed with a patient’s health, safety, comfort and well-being in mind? Applying the principles of Evidence-Based Design (EBD) does just.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Evidence Based Design (EBD), Specialty Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, renovation, hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Nurse Station Design

Posted by Noah Tolson on Jun 17, 2012

The design of a nurse station must accommodate the many different types of interaction and work that occur; it is an environment that needs to enhance collaboration, support intensive focus and.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), renovation, hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Nursing Unit

Facilitating Family-Centered Care in Hospital Design

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jun 14, 2012

Technological advancements in diagnosis and treatment have led to a new perspective on hospital design. What were once thought of as utilitarian facilities have been recast as critical partners.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, family centered care, renovation, hospitals, Architects, Healthcare