Visionary leadership to utilize evidence-based design in Fort Bliss Hospital replacement project
CONCORD, CA – HDR Architecture Inc., is the first architecture firm to join The Center for Health Design’s, (CHD), Pebble Project as a partner. The Pebble Project is a unique and dynamic collaborative, where forward thinking healthcare providers, architects, design firms and product manufacturers learn, research, and share information to create better healthcare facilities that improve patient and worker safety and clinical outcomes, while maximizing environmental performance and operating efficiency. To date, more than 70 organizations have participated in the program.
“We are thrilled to welcome HDR as our first architectural firm Pebble Partner under our new program structure,” stated Mark Goodman, Vice President, Project Development for The Center for Health Design. “Until recently, architectural firms could only participate in the program as part of their healthcare provider client team. We’ve changed the structure to allow firms like HDR, who have a deep commitment to advance the evidence-based practice of architecture and design, to participate on a more meaningful level.”
The Pebble Project provides partners a place to come with their goals, questions, and challenges; share and learn from the experiences of counterparts around the country and world; and, with expert guidance from The Center for Health Design’s consultants and research staff, develop strategies to implement, measure, and document the results of their endeavors. Pebble partners are planning and implementing a wide range of evidence-based design features in their facilities to improve outcomes such as satisfaction, safety, and workflow.
“Becoming a Pebble Partner provides us with access to strategies and expertise as we begin the Fort Bliss Hospital replacement project. The collaboration with CHD and our project partners, U. S. Corps of Engineers and Health Facility Planning Agency, allows us to develop an evidence-based design plan that will clearly define goals and outcomes ”, stated Barbara Dellinger, MA, AAHID, IIDA, CID, EDAC, Associate Vice President at HDR Architecture Inc. “HDR is excited to work with each of these partners to shape the future Fort Bliss Hospital, through creative solutions and visionary leadership.”
For more information about the Pebble Project, visit www.healthdesign.org/pebble.
HDR is a global employee-owned firm providing architecture, engineering, consulting, construction and related services through our various operating companies. More than 7,800 professionals are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions.
About The Center for Health Design
The Center for Health Design (CHD) is a nonprofit organization that engages and supports professionals and organizations in the healthcare, construction, and design industry to improve the quality of healthcare facilities and create new environments for healthy aging. CHD’s mission is to transform healthcare environments for a healthier, safer world through design research, education, and advocacy. For more information, visit www.healthdesign.org.