Medical Facility Planning 101: A Primer for Administrators and Others
This paper will address the issues for the hospital administrator who faces the unknown in the planning of a new facility or major renovation. It discusses performance problems, regulatory compliance, capacity, obsolescence, and components for planning and design—in short, planning for a successful project. It gives advice on putting together the internal design team; selecting the project programming team; and selecting the project architect and contractor or construction manager. It also presents suggestions for the development of the functional and space program and discusses long-term considerations such as the budget and mock-ups during the design phase.
The Academy Journal is published by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH). The Journal is the official publication of the AAH and explores subjects of interest to AIA-AAH members and to others involved in the fields of healthcare architecture, planning, design and construction.