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Meaningful Student Engagement

  • December 1, 2016
  • HCM

At Hord Coplan Macht, we believe that every school project provides an opportunity to support and enhance the learning that happens within the facility. While it is common in the industry to look for ways that allow the finished building to function as a teaching tool, we have expanded the way we look at the concept by using the word “building” as a verb – to use the actual design and building process as a teaching and learning tool.

Read our full white paper on student engagement here.

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The Private Room NICU: Design and Transition Challenges

  • November 15, 2016
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht’s Jamie Norwood, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C spoke with Cheryl Wood MSN, RN, NP-BC, NE-BC, Administrative Director Women’s and Children, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center on  “The Private Room NICU: Design and Transition Challenges” at the HealthCare Design Expo & Conference in Houston, TX.

Session Overview:

When the MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center was planning the relocation of an open bay NICU to create private patient rooms, the key challenges involved getting stakeholders, such as clinicians, administration, and families to align on the vision for the unit. The session will take a look into the project from inception to completion and how the design and clinical team were able to work together to focus on a patient and family centered environment. Since the staff is the critical part of the healing environment, strategies and design solutions had to overcome the challenges of expanding the patient care space while maintaining a high level of care.

The design goals set in initial planning determined decision making guidelines that helped to drive the design and construction process maintaining the overall vision for the unit. Through the use of technology, the design team was able to establish strategies to improve patient care without sacrificing staff access and family interaction. Now that the unit has transitioned to the new space, the design solutions have been able to be evaluated by those same stakeholders who assisted in the design process and the team will present these findings in the session.

 The full presentation can be viewed here.

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Finding Room for the Physician’s Office in the Integrated Outpatient Center

  • November 15, 2016
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht Principal Rick Abbott, AIA, EDAC recently spoke with Mercy Medical Center’s Helen Leek on “Finding Room for the Physician’s Office in the Integrated Outpatient Center” at the HealthCare Design Expo & Conference in Houston, TX.

Session Overview:

The current trend in outpatient center design has been to remove the physician’s office from the center and instead provide only a workspace. This roundtable will explore historical examples of the placement of offices both in and out of the outpatient center and will include discussions regarding function, patient satisfaction, and staff/physician satisfaction.

Once the groundwork has been established, moderators will explore the pod model developed by Mercy Health Services for both primary care and specialty physicians over the last 10 years. This model incorporates the traditional office/exam room model into a flexible design.

 

The full presentation can be viewed here.

 

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Strategies to Appeal to a Changing Market in Senior Living

  • November 8, 2016
  • HCM

Hord Coplan Macht Principal Glen Tipton, FAIA recently spoke at the Leading Age 2016 Annual Meeting.  His presentation, “Strategies to Appeal to a Changing Market” also included speakers Karen Adams, Vice President, GSI Research & Consulting, Grass Valley, CA and Andrew Morgan, Director of Marketing, Vantage House, Columbia, MD.   The presentation:

  • Explored market research about the changing attitudes and expectations of younger silent generation seniors and the emerging early boomers.

 

  • Explained an “outside the box” marketing campaign that helped an existing community capture a larger and younger share of the market.

 

  • Examined how alternative settings may benefit from the services and amenities already available in the community.

 

The full presentation can be viewed here.

 

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Design Tools for Daylight

  • September 22, 2016
  • HCM

Design Tools for Daylight is a comparative research analysis of the daylight tools available to designers using a case study of a recently completed school.  It will compare the school’s daylight results from calculations, architectural modeling, and energy modeling, to each other as well as to the actual light measurements.

This comprehensive research project is being presented at the 2016 National American Institute of Architects Convention.

Design Tools for Daylight