Accommodating Paradigm Change in Large Institutions: Layout, Circulation and Wayfinding in Emerging Healthcare Facilities

Show simple item record Zimring, Craig M. 2008-11-05T19:29:46Z 2008-11-05T19:29:46Z 1996
dc.identifier.citation Workshop chair: 1) "Creating Effective POE Programs"; 2) "Developing your professional practice"; 3) "Accommodating change in large institutions: Layout, circulation and wayfinding in emerging healthcare facilities". Public and private places: Proceedings of the twenty-seventh annual meeting of the Environmental Design Research Association. Edmond, OK: Environmental Design Research Association en
dc.identifier.isbn 0939922207
dc.description Public and private places : proceedings of the Twenty-seventh Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association : Salt Lake City, Utah, June 12-June 16 / editors, Jack L. Nasar, Barbara B. Brown. en
dc.description.abstract Changes in financing, regulation, technology and philosophy have led to significant alterations in the ways healthcare facilities are planned, programmed and designed. Outpatient services are increasing, while the remaining inpatients tend to be much more acutely ill. Although budgets are shrinking, facilities are experiencing much greater competition and demands for higher levels of service. We examine how healthcare facilities are linking these organizational goals - greater competitiveness, higher efficiency, better and more caring customer service, decentralization of departments-to their spatial decision making and discuss how environmental design research might contribute to these efforts. In particular, we present brief case studies to provide a common basis for discussion, then explore tools and approaches that link these organizational goals to planning, programming, design and evaluation. Although this working session touches on a range of concerns, the focus will be on layout, circulation and wayfinding, issues that are particularly influenced by recent trends in healthcare. A particular concern is the impact of providing outpatients services such as day surgery as well as inpatient surgery within a single campus. How does this affect layout, circulation and wayfinding? Case studies include, at least: (1) redevelopment of National Health Service hospitals in Great Britain; (2) pre-occupancy evaluation of the new Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center North Tower; (3) redevelopment of Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta). Although this session focuses on healthcare, it also allows the group to consider more broadly how environmental design can be linked to major changes in policy. The session addresses such questions as how can policy be formulated in spatially-relevant terms and how can key organizational decision-makers understand the -importance of spatial decisions? Participants include Cheryl Fuller (Fuller Coe Associates), Bruce Nepp (Anshen + Allen), Kent Spreckelmeyer (Kansas), Saif-ul Hag, Mohammed Shraim and Sharon Tsepas (Georgia Tech). en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en
dc.subject Environmental design en
dc.subject Health care design en
dc.title Accommodating Paradigm Change in Large Institutions: Layout, Circulation and Wayfinding in Emerging Healthcare Facilities en
dc.type Proceedings en
dc.contributor.corporatename Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Architecture
dc.publisher.original Environmental Design Research Association

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