ARCHITECTS and ENGINEERS

Designing Healthcare's New Front Door

Once concentrated in a central hub, health care services are moving outward — into retail spaces, clinics, wellness centers, homes, schools and corporate spaces.

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Topics: Healthcare

Enhancing Healthcare Planning Through Virtual Reality

Healthcare facility planning traditionally follows a linear process, from concept phase to schematic design to design development to construction. Multiple in-person meetings between planning and design teams, clients and user groups help to identify goals and challenges, which the team then develops into concept options using sketches, diagrams and eventually Revit.

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Topics: Healthcare, Technology

New Approaches to Planning Holistic Cancer Centers

Cancer diagnosis is often a life-changing moment for any patient. Procedures and treatments with multiple specialists can be intimidating and confusing—for both the patient and family members. As clinical procedures continue to improve, many healthcare organizations are increasingly emphasizing an overlooked but equally important aspect of cancer care—the patients’ emotional wellbeing.

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Topics: Healthcare

Complying with engineering code requirements

Krista Biason and Jeff Harris discuss new code requirements and often-overlooked and misunderstood requirements that are consistently implemented incorrectly in health care facilities in the Summer 2017 edition of Inside ASHE.

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Topics: Healthcare, Engineering

The Empathy Effect: A Virtual Reality Study

07.17.17
HGA News

HGA Virtual Reality study recognized among the 2017 R+D Awards by Architect Magazine, the Journal of The American Institute of Architects.When architects design, they give a lot of thought to how people will use a space, but usually much less thought to the types of people who will use it. It’s a tough problem to solve: What are the unique ways in which an elderly person, a blind person, or a child experiences space—and how should architects and other design professionals respond?

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Topics: Healthcare, Technology, Research

HGA Presents at Several Conferences in May

05.01.17
HGA News

We are pleased to have several HGA thought leaders on the road presenting at these national and regional conferences through the month of May 2017:

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Topics: Healthcare, Corporate, Sustainability & Resiliency, Education, Arts & Culture, Community, Engineering, Energy & Infrastructure, Research

Enhancing the Healthcare Planning Process through Virtual Reality

04.18.17
HGA News

By Michael Hess and Ryan Spiering

Healthcare facility planning is changing as Virtual Reality enables clients/users/owners to step into the planning process as never before. High-tech buzzwords – Revit, Cloud, Mobile Apps, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality – are becoming the transformative tools of the trade. Virtual mock-ups viewed through headsets/glasses have enhanced the planning and design process, leading to better collaboration with user teams and improving project delivery.

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Topics: Healthcare, Technology

Up Close: Brent Peterson, PE

04.18.17
HGA News

Brent Peterson is an Industrial Engineer specializing in Lean workflow planning at HGA. He applies a research-based planning process to improve operational efficiency for leading healthcare organizations. Here, he talks about planning strategies from a Lean lens.

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Topics: Healthcare, Engineering

HGA TO Present at the EDRA48Madison conference

04.17.17
HGA Research

EDRA48Madison: May 31- June 3
Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, WI 

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Topics: Healthcare, Research

HGA Awarded Certificate of Research Excellence by the Environmental Design Research Association

04.05.17
HGA Research

The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) awarded HGA with a Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) for the study “On-Stage/Off-Stage Clinic Design: Implications for Operational Efficiencies, Staff Collaboration and Privacy”. CORE recognizes rigorous, valuable, and impactful practice-based research that sparks innovation and promotes best practice in environmental design.

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Topics: Healthcare, Research

Ideas

HGA’s team of architecture, engineering, planning and design experts share their knowledge through research, published articles, white papers, and speaking engagements.