Recent work at Array prompted our design team to compile crucial guidance for designing facilities in hurricane zones. For example, a health facility located on a tropical island requires considerations of building movement, sustainability, and resiliency. Keeping these factors at the forefront of the design process helps ensure safety, optimal use of capital dollars and […]

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In my previous post, I described the importance of Experience Mapping and my realization that if we would have filled the behavior and resource gaps, we could have achieved an even more robust outcome. Using the gathered processes and data, I began looking at ways we could enhance our process to make ourselves more efficient, as well […]

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Originally published as part of Healthcare Design Magazine’s Take 5 series in August 2017, this blog shares my thoughts on what I consider top healthcare trends: making the most of data gathering, the pros and cons of micro-hospitals, and why healthcare providers should seriously consider stepping into the food-supply chain.  

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Featured in Medical Design & Construction, January/February 2017. While no one would argue against the clinical benefits that the private patient room model yields, it’s worth pausing to analyze the physical forms that are natural offsprings of current code mandates and operational practices. As our designs rapidly evolve to keep pace with industry changes, we must […]

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One of the most challenging tasks that architects face is how to convey design intent in a way that transcends aesthetics (which can be deeply personal and sometimes divisive) by describing the measurable, operational value (which is uniting and helps drive project progress) that good design can achieve. The project clarity and vision that we […]

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Imagine what it would have been like to be hospitalized 200 years ago…you were probably in a dimly lit, poorly ventilated ward with dozens of other patients…you would have been exposed to all manner of infections and maladies in surroundings that that did very little to actually help in the healing process. With these images […]

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Featured in Healthcare Global, October 2, 2013. We know trace amounts of runoff from hospitals and long-term care facilities reaches potable water. Drinking water in 24 major metropolitan areas has tested positive for minute amounts of pharmaceuticals, for example.

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As a dedicated healthcare architect I’ve learned to approach design challenges with the goal of harmonizing requirements that are often diametrically opposed.

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