Lean is a management philosophy and improvement methodology that is applicable in any organization or industry. Even in the non-transactional, low-volume and high-variation world that is professional services, Lean provides both the framework and an approach for empowering people to drive increased quality rigorously. Although the knowledge industry, which author Jim Benson famously remarks, “Ain’t got […]

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I recently had the opportunity to represent Array on Philadelphia University’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment Advancement Council. The Council comprises industry members from a variety of markets and roles. We are asked twice a year to participate in a half-day workshop to provide direction to the academic leaders as they develop new programs.

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Doors, their hardware, and access control are critical components of all healthcare projects. New construction or renovation, the complexity of healthcare can been seen in the doors. As a result, project teams struggle to execute successfully. 

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Last week, a cross-functional team representing Array’s design team, as well as all of the consultants and the Construction Manager gathered in our Philadelphia office for two days to kick off a client’s large expansion endeavor. In addition to getting to know each other, the group’s goal was to begin a pull plan for the […]

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Authored by Jonathan Bykowski and Laura Silvoy. In March, ten leaders representing a cross section of the firm dedicated three days to uncovering the reality about how a project moves from client request to a finished building, developing an improved solution and deciding how to advance the firm from our current operations to the ideal future. […]

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Array Architects conducts Rapid Lean Design Events geared to help clients quickly assess their current condition, map out patient flows impacted by the process, identify areas for improvement or streamlining, and then establish an ideal future work flow. The RLDE is a swift and targeted multidisciplinary workshop often consisting of two or three sessions. When […]

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In an effort to improve communication and efficiency amongst our designers, and to ensure that our team is happy with the work they are doing, a daily “huddle” has been implemented.

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I recently had an opportunity, for the second time, to attend the Society for Health Systems Process Improvement Conference. I was again inspired and awed by the significant impact that industrial engineers are having on improving the quality of healthcare across our country and globally.

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