HOK; JAIN MALKIN, INC.
Firm's role on the project: Planning, Programming, Architecture, Design, Interiors
To include as many features as possible which would help influence positive patient outcomes. EBD features were developed through programming and visioning sessions with the executive team and user meetings, and priorities were established with them in relation to the budget and the desired patient centered experience.
The multidisciplinary team was committed to create and innovate design concepts. The challenge was to convince the team of the importance of constructing a mock-up room It was suggested to create a mock-up room as early as possible to allow for its evolution from cardboard during the schematic design phase to the use of actual finishes, furniture and full fit-out during the construction documents phase.
The following design concepts were implemented:
1. Highly visible clinical handwashing sink
2. Hand gel dispenser at entry door inside patient room
3. Positive distractions placed in view of the patient; e.g., artwork, plant shelf, TV
5. Family zone, including sleeper sofa, desk, and wardrobe cabinet
6. Large expansive views of nature
7. Acuity-adaptable rooms
8. Identical room orientation, with all caregivers approaching at the patient's right side
9. Inboard toilet nearest the patient at the headwall
10. A barrier-free toilet room and shower