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Design firm research on in-house projects

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

What are the benefits – and challenges – facing architecture firms seeking to advance knowledge-based design by conducting facility evaluations on their own projects? Angela Watson and Mardelle Shepley discuss the process for practitioner-focused facility evaluation (PFE) in the Design & Health Scientific Review section of the January 2011 issue of World Health Design.

In the article, Angela and Mardelle present a study conducted using different methods of practitioner-focused facility evaluation, drawing information from Shepley Bulfinch projects at Concord Hospital; Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care (including the ...[more]

Groundbreaking at Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Monday, 1 November 2010

Detroit Medical Center broke ground today for the new Specialty Center for Children’s Hospital of Michigan in a ceremony attended by federal, state, and regional legislators and community leaders. They joined Vanguard Health System’s Vice President Keith Pitts, Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan, and Children’s Hospital of Michigan President Herman Gray, MD, for the event.

“Children’s Hospital of Michigan outpatient volumes have grown significantly in the past several years,” said Dr Gray. “The new specialty center will help us improve access for children we ...[more]

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]

Upgrading the hospital environment

Thursday, 12 August 2010

The latest issue of Healthcare Building Ideas features an interview with healthcare architects Angela Watson and David Meek. In “Systems for Upgrading the Hospital Environment,” this issue’s Build It Right feature, Angela and David discuss recent developments in healthcare design, including strategies for waste management and changing perspectives on indoor air quality for hospitals.

Angela and David’s recent project at Concord Hospital in New Hampshire received LEED certification in 2009, the first hospital in northern New England to do so.

Healthcare Building Ideas article

Hartford Hospital Black & Red Gala

16 January 2010

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Elgin celebrates new Sherman Hospital

Sunday, 6 December 2009

sherman_hospital_nightELGIN, IL – Sherman Hospital celebrated the mid-December opening of its new campus with a gala event last night., where Sherman administrators, community leaders, donors, and architects celebrated the imminent completion of the hospital.

The hospital is hosting community tours today. The ‘Tree of Life”, in the atrium (pictured here), and hospital’s 15-acre geothermal lake, are among the features that visitors will see. The use of the geothermal lake is expected to save the hospital $1 million annually over conventional heating and cooling costs.

Sherman Hospital open house for new campus

Thursday, 12 November 2009

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ELGIN, IL – Sherman Hospital will host a community open house on December 6 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm to celebrate the December 15 landmark opening of its new hospital and its 154-acre campus. The hospital is organizing 25- and 60-minute tours of the new facility throughout the open house.

Visitors arriving at the hospital will pass by the manifold room of Sherman’s signature geothermal lake, circled by a walking path and landscaped with native plantings. The 15-acre lake will save the hospital more than $1 million in heating and cooling costs ...[more]

Concord Hospital receives LEED certification

Thursday, 10 September 2009

CONCORD, NH – Concord Hospital has been awarded LEED certification for its East & North Wing addition and renovation, the first hospital in northern New England to do so.

The project’s design maximizes daylight and views with green roofs and courtyard gardens while skylights bring light deep into treatment spaces. The canopied entrance includes a waiting area that overlooks a garden and the drop-off area and a roof garden that is accessible from the ICU. On patient floors almost all spaces have access to natural light and views, while garden courtyards create a buffer from the road. Native plantings and permeable surfaces minimize heat islands and reduce the impact on ...[more]