Programming beyond a healthcare facility's space needs

June 22, 2015

Beyond space needs, an architect should understand the client’s culture, technology, operations, and opportunities for innovation, according to an article on the Contract website.

Programming involves gathering and analyzing existing data, discussing client needs, and assessing facilities. The result is a list of departments and space needs with criteria that meet code requirements, the article said.

A healthcare space may not cause treatment mistakes or improve staff behavior, but it can support caregivers and be designed for health and healing.

High-performance healthcare buildings require an integrated design approach involving all of the stakeholders on both the client and design teams, according to the article.

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