MCI-Blog-Hero-Banner

A Salutogenic Approach to Designing Behavioral Health Facilities

Posted by Jon Sell on Sep 23, 2013

Salutogenesis is a term coined by Aaron Antonovsky, a professor of medical sociology and is derived from a mix of Greek and Latin that roughly translates to “health origins” and describes an.....READ MORE

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

Does Your Design Team Have a Deep Enough Bench?

Posted by George Shmidheiser on Aug 23, 2013

You’ve selected the architect for your healthcare project and you’re ready to commence design. You feel confident you have made the right decision and have a good idea of what your design costs.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Healthcare Design, Continuous Improvement

Client-Focused Design

Posted by Jennifer O'Donnell on Jun 27, 2013

As healthcare architects, we work closely with providers to help support their mission of delivering excellent, patient-centered care. With HCAHPS scores impacting reimbursement, hospitals are...

...READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Healthcare Design, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Advisory Services, Design Approach

Trends in Development of Medical Office Buildings

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jun 04, 2013

Published by Healthcare Global, December 2013. The delivery of healthcare is evolving due to healthcare reform initiatives based on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Nowhere is that more apparent.....READ MORE

Topics: Design Trends, Planning, Medical Office Building (MOB), Architecture, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, 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

Lessons Learned From Hurricane Sandy - an Architect's Perspective

Posted by Guest Contributor on Apr 24, 2013

Just a little over five months ago, we witnessed immense devastation to the New York City area due to Hurricane Sandy

Sandy came just one year after Hurricane Irene and quickly became the largest.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Disaster, Healthcare Design, Storm, disaster preparedness, Hurricane Sandy, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Simulation Centers Can Lead the Way to Improved Efficiency, Part 3 of 3

Posted by Kent Doss on Apr 01, 2013

In my first two posts, I addressed the larger, more philosophical issues that need to be addressed when planning a Simulation Center, as well as taking a more in-depth look at specific elements of.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Healthcare Design, modeling, simulation, simulation centers, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

The Importance of a Disaster Preparedness Plan

Posted by Guest Contributor on Mar 21, 2013

When a disaster occurs, hospitals must remain operational to support patients and staff so it is critical that they are built to withstand natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods

By many.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Disaster, building codes, Healthcare Design, Storm, disaster preparedness, Hurricane Sandy, Exterior Design, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Discrete Event Simulation: Enhancing Flow in Healthcare Design

Posted by Noah Tolson on Feb 11, 2013

Published in the November 2013 issue of Medical Construction & Design

Discrete Event Simulation (DES), which has been utilized across industries for several decades, provides a virtual...

...READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Healthcare Design, promodel, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Discrete Event Simulation

Annual Array "Green Belt Lean Certification for Facility Design” Recap

Posted by Jeffrey Drucker on Jan 25, 2013

Array hosted its second Annual Lean Event in late 2012. This year the course was at Array’s New York City office located at 44 East 30th Street

The four-day program "Green Belt Lean Certification.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Lean, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Green Belt, Facility Design, Architects, Continuous Improvement