An emerging best practice for behavioral health environments is to design spaces that minimize or eliminate areas where patients are secluded or restrained. The aim is to develop an environment designed to de-escalate,  avoiding situations where medical staff need to physically intervene and restrain patients, which can be a traumatic act. Behavioral health environments often […]

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Behavioral healthcare remains an underfunded service line, and Array strives to promote the important work of our clients who are focusing on this stigmatized specialty. In recent years, we’ve worked with Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, One Brooklyn Health System, Holyoke Medical Center, Children’s National Hospital and others to expand behavioral health services. That […]

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Note: Due to the rapidly-evolving nature of the Coronavirus Pandemic, this blog will be updated as developments unfold. The Coronavirus pandemic has flooded media reports in recent weeks, with the reliability of information varying wildly. This poses challenges for health system leaders and facility managers: how do you communicate the right information to reassure patients and […]

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Recently, Pat Malick and I were invited to present a webinar sponsored by the American Institute of Architects and their Academy of Architecture for Health. We focused the presentation around our work with the administrative and clinical teams at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD), sharing how we developed a framework for behavioral health […]

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As the industry shifts to more collaborative project delivery methods, teams are looking for ways to lead more effective engagements. Major concerns include keeping construction costs down, reducing negative environmental impacts, keeping the schedule on track and ensuring consistent, high quality results. Prefabricating different parts of construction is one way to achieve these goals, and […]

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Balancing Patient Experience, Staff Workflow and Modern Design What was once a motorcycle repair shop in Brooklyn is now the site of a cutting-edge cancer center. NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center opened its doors this June, welcoming patients for the first time. Launched in the summer of 2016, the renovation project that created the facility […]

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The downtown Charlotte, NC campus of Johnson and Wales University needed facilities to support new Organic Chemistry and Microbiology programs added to the curriculum. Though the program changes had been in discussion for quite some time, the development of the design had not progressed commensurately. With the upcoming school year, Johnson and Wales was in […]

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Array was recently engaged to work on a new primary care clinic for a pediatric health system. The clinic will function as the headquarters for primary care and will host 30 exam rooms. The users wanted to take a closer look at their registration and check-in process to see how they can best optimize their workflows in the new space. Drawing from our considerable […]

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