Development of a Tool for Evaluating Proximity Requirements in the Programming and Design of a New Hospital

Jul 01, 2003

The purpose of this paper is to develop a generic assessment tool capable of evaluating the level of fit between the proximities requested in a functional program and a particular design. Once developed, this tool will be used to evaluate a specific architectural project in terms of its ability to accommodate the proximities. The tool will be assessed through the use of the pre-concept developed for the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

keywords: proximity requirements, functional program, planning tool

Author: 
Marc Pineault, MHA, CHRP (McGill University Health Centre)
Presented at: 
Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition (WCDH 2003, Montreal)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The International Academy for Design and Health
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