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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]

Collaboration and ‘best value’ project delivery

11 October 2011

MAPPA 2011 Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH

Steve Erwin, AIA, Shepley Bulfinch
Bob Sheeran, Xavier University
Steve Eder, Messer Construction

Bronson, Dartmouth Hitchcock among Hospital ICONs

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Bronson Methodist Hospital and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center are among 25 innovative health care facilities included as part of the Hospital ICONs investigative lecture series. The Hospital ICONs case studies, which examine the success and lessons of some of the most groundbreaking work in healthcare design, are the subject of “Iconic Investigations,” a feature in the September 2010 issues of Health Facilities Management.

Bronson Methodist Hospital (Kalamazoo, MI), which opened in 2000, was one of the first Pebble Project facilities, using ...[more]

Bronson Methodist Hospital lauded in Business 2.0 Magazine

Sunday, 8 April 2007

Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was among the innovative hospitals cited for its tranformative quality and use of evidence-based design in its planning, according to the April 2007 issue of Business 2.0 Magazine.

The 750,000 s.f. community hospital, which replaced a previous hospital on the site, creates a healing environment for patients, families, and the community by integrating healthcare services, art, and the natural environment.

It was one of the first “Pebble Project” hospitals, part of an initiative launched by the Center for Health Design in 2000. The project’s mission is to provide examples of healthcare organizations whose facility design has made a difference in the quality of care and ...[more]

Impact of design on healthcare employees and work processes

13 December 2007

Center for Health Design Webinar

Jacqueline R F Wahl, Executive Director, Support Svcs, Bronson Methodist Hospital

Bronson Methodist Hospital recognized for evidence-based design

Saturday, 14 April 2007

An article published today in Chicago-based on-line architecture magazine “New City Skyline” cited Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, as an example of the increasing use of evidence-based design by architects and healthcare professionals.

The article noted Bronson’s place as one of the first “Pebble Projects” of the Center for Health Design, and discussed in detail Bronson’s use of evidence-based design and its positive impacts at the hospital.

http://www.newcityskyline.com/HealthcareAndArchitecture.html

UnCommon phenomenon: LEED Gold for CA Student Housing project in Eugene

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

LEED GoldUnCommon, the student housing complex in Eugene, Oregon, developed by CA Student Living and designed by Shepley Bulfinch, has received LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council. This is CA’s first LEED Certified project and the latest in Shepley Bulfinch’s portfolio of highly sustainable buildings.

“We’re responding to changes in the urban housing market for college students and graduates,” said JJ Smith, COO of CA Student Living. “They’re looking for a smaller environmental footprint and well-designed spaces close to the life of the campus and the city.”

Using sustainable strategies was ...[more]

Shepley awarded major Banner Health project in Tucson

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Banner Health has awarded the contract for the design of the new Banner – University Medical Center hospital facility in Tucson to Shepley Bulfinch architects of Phoenix, in association with GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. of Tucson. The 11-story tower is scheduled for completion in 2019.

This news follows Banner’s acquisition of the University of Arizona Medical Center, which was finalized on February 27.

“We are honored to be working with Banner Health as they rebuild the core of the hospital,” said Shepley Bulfinch’s David Derr, AIA, principal-in-charge for the project. “Both Shepley and GLHN know the University Medical Center well from our previous work, and we understand its importance to the ...[more]