As a healthcare architect, I get to see every day how powerful specialty care can be for the patients being treated in highly specialized hospitals. It is not every day that we are able to design space within a community hospital that allows patients to receive specialty care closer to home.

Overcrowding and constrained capacity are common problems facing our healthcare clients. When we’re engaged to overcome these hurdles, Array’s Lean, process-led approach helps us find the most optimal solution for each client. In this post, I’d like to share with you a situation where the solution was an overbuild expansion of a Cardiac ICU for […]

Challenge As Inspira Health’s Vineland campus continues to experience growth, the need for additional inpatient and observation beds to provide more capacity became evident. In order to properly accommodate their growing community, the Health System decided to vertically expand the on-campus medical office building, connected to the inpatient tower. Solution Array designed a two-story, 56,000 […]

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 trigger the question of whether a facility’s vertical expansion is feasible. While many have planned in advance for an overbuild project, others have not and […]

Challenge To accomodate census increases, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center needed to expand their intensive care facilities on a land-locked campus. Solution A design-build team collaborated to create a two-story overbuild on the fifth floor of the main hospital to provide nine private ICU rooms and central team center. The overbuild included several overhangs to provide […]

Challenge As advancements in specialty services grow – treatment, surgery and recovery-wise – medical campuses are enhancing their services, such as orthopedics, to keep pace with demand. When a campus has nowhere to go but ‘up,’ overbuilds become creative and necessary options to consider. RWJBarnabas Somerset Medical Center engaged Array to lead the design of […]

Across the nation, hospitals continue to see a decreasing need for medical/surgical patient rooms, but at the same time an increase in competition to fill the rooms that remain. To compete to fill their inpatient rooms, the trend within the industry has been to make the patient rooms feel less clinical. Designers are implementing concepts […]

Challenge As part of its modernization and service line expansion strategy to provide additional capacity, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital engaged Array to provide design services for an expansion of their CORE and South Buildings. Solution 21,500 SF of new, one-story vertical expansion of the CORE Pavilion, and new parking and nursing home transport in […]