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Pillow talk: US inpatient bed needs in 2020

18 March 2014

ASHE PDC Summit, Orlando FL

Jennifer Aliber, AIA, Shepley Bulfinch
Phil DeBruzzi, Jones Lang LaSalle

Strategies in Planning Two Major Cancer Centers

19 November 2013

Healthcare Design '13, Orlando, FL

Jennifer Aliber, AIA, Shepley Bulfinch

Don’t try this at work: 1,001 planning mistakes to avoid

4 November 2012

Healthcare Design '12, Phoenix, AZ

Jennifer Aliber AIA, Shepley Bulfinch
Lari Diaz AIA, KMD Architects

Optimizing patient safety in bathroom design

Thursday, 27 September 2012

What are the trade-offs when you design a patient bathroom? How do you navigate the balancing act of optimizing patient safety and ADA compliance?

Healthcare principal Jennifer Aliber discusses these in “Safety zone: designing the danger out of patient bathrooms” in the September issue of Health Facilities Management magazine.

The article also features two sidebars: one by Cindy Lee on bathroom design for the visually impaired and one by Ray Gerbi  on infection control.

“Safety Zone,” Health Facilities Management, September 2012

Flexible healthcare design strategies

2 March 2011

Health Facilities Design & Development 2011, San Diego, CA

Jennifer Aliber, AIA, ACHA, Shepley Bulfinch

The Pebble Project ten years on: what next for healthcare design?

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

What does it mean to have worked on one of the first Pebble Project hospitals – before there was a Pebble Project?  It’s a funny dynamic of simultaneously looking forward and back. How can we use innovative design to enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare delivery today, in an era of lean operations and healthcare reform? How can research conducted on those innovative projects more than a decade ago inform design today?

When Shepley worked with Bronson Methodist Hospital on its replacement hospital in the mid-1990s, there really wasn’t ...[more]

Shepley hosts affordable housing design competition event

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Shepley hosted the Greater Boston 2010 Affordable Housing Development Competition awards ceremony last night. Sponsors of the design competition, now in its tenth year, include the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA), and the BSA.

Five teams of graduate students in architecture, planning, business, and law, who partnered with developers and design and financial mentors, presented proposals for projects in Brookline, Somerville, Salem, Lowell, and Boston.

A proposal to redevelop the derelict Shawknit Mill in Lowell took top honors in this 10th anniversary competition. The ...[more]

Singing the patient bathroom blues

15 March 2010

ASHE Health Facility Planning, Design and Construction conference, San Diego, CA

Jennifer Aliber, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, Shepley Bulfinch
Janet Sisolak, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center