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Prior Planning is Key to Remaining Operational During a Renovation

Posted by Jeffrey Drucker on Nov 27, 2018

How do you ensure patient and staff safety, operational capabilities and an acceptable visitor experience during the renovation of your healthcare facility? Whether your organization is worried.....READ MORE

Topics: Ambulatory Care, renovation, ASC expansion

Mock-Ups Provide a True Sense of Size and Functionality

Posted by Adrian Negron on Mar 20, 2018

An academic medical center/medical school in Dallas tasked my team with renovating its medical student study carrels. This project includes approximately 20,000 SF of interior renovation of six.....READ MORE

Topics: renovation, mock-ups

A Myriad of Unforeseen Conditions: How the Ugly Duckling Became a Swan

Posted by Emily Bula-Connor on Nov 08, 2017

Often, when a client is moving a physician group to new space, we, as designers, need to move very quickly to have the desired space move-in ready so there is no disruption of patient services. I.....READ MORE

Topics: renovation, Design Challenges, Building Conditions

Top 8 Considerations When Redesigning MRI Suites

Posted by Guest Contributor on Dec 23, 2014

Featured in HealthTechZone.com, December 2014

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

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Topics: technology, renovation, hospitals, MRI

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

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

Custom Millwork for Intuitive & Responsive Healthcare: Introduction

Posted by Guest Contributor on Sep 14, 2012

Impact of Millwork Design

When designing the interiors of a healthcare facility, there are a myriad of opportunities to create, affect and improve the experience, functionality and outcomes for.....READ MORE

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

Building Information Modeling – It’s Not Just for Clash Detection

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Sep 14, 2012

While Building Information Modeling (BIM) is widely accepted as a means to improve our construction documents and aid in field coordination, I saw little value to my teams during the early design.....READ MORE

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

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