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, [...]
Architects are paying more attention to the detailing and materials in the building skin. Your architect needs to understand when NFPA 285 is applicable and exactly what NFPA 285 requires. The most important part of that understanding is the loophole that exists in NFPA 285.
There’s an architect, interior designer, engineer, construction administrator, and a social worker sitting at a bar. After a while the bartender announces to the group, “Hey, by the way, we just finished renovating the space so I’m asking folks what they think!”
By Erika Hill, Interior Designer Any mother who has taken her family for a vacation in a condo at the beach or a cabin in the woods knows that she is not on vacation. She has merely changed her view for [...]
In addition to creating aesthetically pleasing and playful environments, designers should look to inspire hope, creativity, and interaction for pediatric patients. To accomplish this, it will be necessary as these forthcoming generations grow to combine medical care with technology for patient engagement.
Leveraging new and current technology to improve our design methodology is at the core of what we strive for. One tool we use improves design team coordination and thereby our deliverable documents and building information modeling.
By Ron Maddox, Senior Plumbing Designer My job is designing the plumbing and medical gas systems for healthcare facilities, but my story here is not one of technical expertise in healthcare. Instead I want to talk about my personal experience [...]