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  |  Channel: Health, Healthcare

Healthcare Environments tend to use color, pattern, and childlike imagery liberally to reduce perceived pain and stress. This paper examines the effectiveness of this strategy across pediatric age groups.

By Samira Pasha (Texas A&M University),
Jamie Huffcut (Gensler),
Tama Duffy Day (Gensler)
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  |  Channel: Energy, Process, Sustainability

The practice of green building has caused significant changes in the construction industry, exposing architects to new legal liabilities. The objective of this paper is to investigate, identify and clarify the understanding of architects’ professional liability risks associated with the design and construction of green buildings and how to manage those risks.

By Helena O’Connor (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Health, Healthcare, Process

This article outlines the use of a Lean design process, enabled by simulation modeling, to determine the appropriate size of an emergency department based on current patient volumes and projected patient volumes in 12 years. The results of the study were used to reduce facility size and construction costs without compromising on patient care.

By Marvina Williams (Perkins+Will),
Amanda Mewborn (Piedmont Healthcare),
Sudhan Chinnappan (HCA)
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  |  Channel: Health, Healthcare, Process

A Perkins+Will design team used lean modeling to reduce patient wait times at a large hospital. This hospital had over 100,000 annual emergency visits, and often had no open exam rooms and waiting areas during peak hours. The design team optimized operations to increase capacity and decrease wait time while minimizing new construction.

By Amanda Mewborn (Piedmont Healthcare),
Marvina Williams (Perkins+Will),
Jeff Tyner (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Process

The objective of this paper is to investigate architect’s responsibilities and obligations during construction, resulting in a better understanding of the scope and limits of architects’ services and the risk architects face.

By Helena O’Connor (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Cities

It is a commonly held belief that the construction of rail transit systems and more specifically the stations along the system, drives real estate development in the areas they serve. In practice, however, the success of this concept has not been consistent. The goal of this article is to provide a methodology for analyzing the real performance of each station relative to its potential.

By Kevin Bacon (Perkins+Will),
David Green (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Process

As architects computerize their design practices they are faced with unique networking challenges. One of these is the “wide area design” problem.

By Victor Okhoya (Kasian Architecture)
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  |  Channel: Education, Process, Technology

Institutions have prioritized the development of new residence halls that respond to incoming student classes who expect more privacy, social space, technology and fewer boundaries than any previous generation.

By Dana Anderson (Perkins+Will),
Yanel de Angel (Perkins+Will),
Austin Poe (Feinknopf Macioce Schappa Architects)
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  |  Channel: Energy, Process, Technology

Daylight harvesting in architecture is a complicated task as the most prominent characteristic of daylight is its variability.

By David Mead (WSP Built Ecology)
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  |  Channel: Education, Sustainability, Technology

The natatorium environment is one of the most challenging environments to design and build in northern cli- mates. This is due to the large swings in levels of humidity and temperature between interior and exterior conditions.

By Philip O’Sullivan (Perkins+Will),
Phil Fenech (Perkins+Will)