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Where Will We Land?

Have you ever been to the launch of a hot air balloon? It is really a spectacular sight! The pilot and his crew carefully stretch out the balloon on the ground, and begin to fill it with air with a …

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Seriously?

I like to read, and I particularly enjoy reading about what is happening in the healthcare field both in this country and around the world. I learn and draw inspiration from the creative efforts of others as they tackle the …

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5,000 Miles by Train

July and August are traditional times for vacations and slowing down to recharge one’s batteries. This summer, my wife and I were able to join my father and a nephew on a 5,000 mile tour of the western United States …

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Can You Speak A Little Louder?

We’ve all been there. We’re checking in and the setup is so abysmal that the registrar and ten other perfect strangers are all privy to who we are and why we’re here. This seems like a common sense issue, so …

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Going Green?

Is there anyone who disagrees with the goal of “going green”…of being more sustainable in our facility design and construction projects? In an environment where reducing operating expenses is as important as increasing revenue (both go right to the bottom …

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Breaking Creative Block

Whether you are a healthcare executive working your way through the uncertainty of how to run your business in an ever-changing healthcare arena, or an architect attempting to solve complex problems of space and buildings, we all benefit from being …

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An Ear for Design

When we think about design, whether in architecture or in other disciplines, we often speak of a designer “having a good eye.” What may be even more important, is having a good EAR…being a good listener. The Importance of Listening. …

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Judging Innovation

Healthcare architects like to talk about evidence-based design, and we like to talk about innovation. Sometimes we link the two concepts as mutually supporting, and at other times we contrast them. But are they quantified and judged in the same …

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1-2-3 Future-proofing

Healthcare delivery systems in the US continue to face an uncertain future. This is the result of rapidly evolving technology used in the practice of medicine, continued exploration of new organizational structures to provide care and manage health, as well …

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