Coloring outside the Lines: A Reluctant Philosopher

For the past 20 years I’ve been designing buildings for BLDD.  For much of that time as a lead designer submitting and interviewing for prospective work.  Invariably the dreaded question will come up; “What is your design philosophy?” Each time I receive the question it triggers an internal eye-roll. It’s not that I don’t understand…

Benefits of Building Mock Up Rooms for Healthcare

At the start of the design process, two of the most important things you and your staff can do is 1) tour other healthcare facilities that have similarities to your future building program and 2) build mock-up’s of those rooms that will be repeated in your facility, are highly technical, or are undergoing significant changes…

How LEAN Design Impacted the new Genesis Davenport Healthplex

When the Genesis Health System (GHS) embarked on the journey to build a new medical facility from the ground up, they had the chance to dramatically reimagine their workplace and provide an even more enhanced and supportive environment for patients and their families. With a focus on minimizing waste and any non-value added steps, the…