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Healthcare Facilities: Next Gen Healthcare Presentations

Sept 2020 HFC

Image: Cindy Lee / HFC

  • COST

    Free and open to the public.

  • TYPE

    Knowledge Community



Join us for an informative night listening to a talented group of Next Gen Healthcare designers and architects who will present compelling projects in a virtual meeting. We look forward to connecting with our BSA community to share their knowledge and experience, and kick off our fall programming.

Marc Steinhagen and Andrea Baumann, Shepley Bulfinch
Yale New Haven Hospital
Saint Raphael Campus Neurosciences Tower

Yale New Haven Hospital’s 8-story, 202 bed Neurosciences tower is the cornerstone of a complex master plan to streamline services across two campuses. Sited on the Saint Raphael campus - a former community hospital, less than a mile from the hospital’s York Street hub - the design of the new tower must strike a thoughtful balance between transforming and reflecting its surrounding neighborhood. Requiring demolition of several structures as well as construction above an existing ambulatory surgical center, the impact of the new tower and re-imagined campus entry will be immediately visible. Inside, diagnostic and treatment spaces for neurology and neurosurgery, and a significant increase in the campus’ bed capacity, will support the hospital’s leading edge standard of care.

Justin Miller, Payette
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assembly Row Imaging Clinic
Use of Visualization Tools and AR/VR

A Mass General Imaging Clinic with Three 3T MRI’s currently under construction at Assembly Row in Somerville, Ma. Throughout the development of the project we used multiple visualization tools to communicate the design to the client/users. These tools were especially helpful during a physical mock-up, where the design team developed an application to view the virtual space within the physical built space through the lens of an iPad. This project - as a case study - highlights the importance of visualizations and technology in the architectural practice, and how we as designers can develop better informed designs through the use of physical and digital mock-ups.

Kamille Hampton and Ben Strong, SmithGroup
Hope Dental Center
Rwanda Clinic and Training Institute

Competition entry set in Kigali, Rwanda for a dental school, clinic, and mobile clinic. This competition, a collaborative effort by Archstorming and His Hands on Africa, addresses the lack of dental services by equipping communities to achieve a level of healthcare sustainably and with dignity. The project not only addresses how a developing country could provide affordable and quality healthcare, but also empower a nation in a sustainable solution for the long term

Joseph Porter Assoc. AIA, Isgenuity
Boston Children’s at Two Brookline Place
“The Amazing You”: Environmental Design for Neurodiversity

How can we transform a neurodiverse population’s clinical or research visit—typically fraught with challenges—into a positive and safe experience? Learn how a multidisciplinary team, including various design disciplines, clinicians, neuroscientists, families, and patients teamed up to thoughtfully develop a coordinated environment benefitting a neurodiverse population. We’ll use the building’s integrated design and wayfinding theme “The Amazing You” as a case study to highlight the lessons learned and feedback incorporated from the design process.

Silvia Cuervo-Cortazar, NBBJ
Massachusetts General Hospital
MGH New Emergency Department Acute Psychiatry Service (APS)

The new Acute Psychiatry Service (APS) of the Emergency Department will provide consultation to emergency psychiatric patients for their stabilization and reference to appropriate follow-up treatments, either within Massachusetts General Hospital or another facility. This new APS unit will have twenty secure holding rooms divided into three zones. Each zone will have a theme for wayfinding and includes a strategically located Nurse Station. The well-being of the diverse population of patients arriving at the APS and staff security was the priority during the design process. The most significant design challenge was to create a unit with a nature theme that provides the visual benefits of Biophilia on a suite that is entirely inboard without access to natural light.