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Another great Healthcare Design Conference has come and gone, and one of my favorite moments was watching the keynote conversation between Dr. Roger Ulrich and Kirk Hamilton. Both Roger and Kirk have made lasting impacts on the world of healthcare architecture design and research. Listening to them recount the evolution of the healthcare architecture industry over the last three decades was fascinating and also made me smile at the memory and privilege of sitting in their respective classrooms at Texas A&M University. These two guys are definitely changemakers – and they once again underscored their future-focused, changemaking vision by discussing – Read More –

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Two of our clients are fast approaching their opening days. Both the new Parkland Hospital in Dallas and University Medical Center New Orleans are working fast and furious to get ready for patient day one in their new spaces, and we couldn’t be more honored to be by their sides for this very important transition.
We wanted to commemorate the significance of the transition into new space for both hospitals by honoring the space they are in now – their current hospital buildings.
These spaces they are leaving have been home to many stories of courage, dedication, life, healing, passing, – Read More –

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It’s been a few weeks since the Healthcare Design Conference and I’ve sufficiently reflected on what I learned and took away from the big dance. I had decided at the conference that I would concentrate on attending education sessions in the ambulatory learning track since I have been doing a significant amount of that type of work this year. I’ll tell you that track was very packed, every session was well-attended. The packed-house in the ambulatory track makes sense as more care is moving to the ambulatory section of the healthcare continuum, which already represents a significant portion of healthcare – Read More –

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