As we continue to help clients with their ability to prepare for or deal with patient care surges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to share the influences we expect will impact design trends in the future.
The appropriate mechanical design solution for normal hospital operating protocol will need to be balanced against the reality of a pandemic response that presents a different series of patient care requirements.
By Luke Carlson, AIA, NCARB, Project Architect Your team is working extremely hard, but it seems like no progress is being made. Project team members are highly skilled but not unmanageable. The project is complex but not overly difficult. The [...]
Perhaps the most difficult area to address in healthcare design is flooring selection. Flooring not only covers the widest area of space in an interior environment, but it comes into direct contact with a wide variety of objects ranging from foot traffic, carts and equipment, and maintenance routines.
Common spaces for visitors, family, and guests don’t demand the same attention as spaces that serve the hospital’s main purpose. However, hospitals also need to think about the impact design has on common spaces and, in turn, families and other visitors.
Marcus Terry, AIA, Project Manager As healthcare design professionals, what are the opportunities to bring value to a project? Knowledge of clinical operations? The ability to design to a budget? The skillset to provide well-detailed and complete construction documents? Certainly, [...]