Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2015

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16 Medical Construction & Design | J U LY/AUGUST 2015 | MCDM AG.COM news, awards, etc. Industry EDUCATION Texas A&M Architecture Students Design Hospital for Honduran Island Texas A&M environmental design students recently unveiled design proposals for a new Honduran public hospital to representatives from the Honduran government and potential project donors at a public design review. The event took place beneath a rotunda at the school's George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Designs for the hospital, a proposed replace- ment of an outdated facility serving approxi- mately 100,000 people who live on Roatán Island, roughly 35 miles from Honduras' northern coast, were created by teams composed of students from a spring 2015 architecture-for-health studio led by George J. Mann, professor of architecture and from an undergraduate environmental design Registration Opens for 1st Patient- Centered Design Innovation Summit Registration has opened for The Institute for Patient-Centered Design's Patient-Cen- tered Design Innovation Summit. The summit will take place from Sunday, Sept. 27 until Tuesday, Sept. 29 in Charleston, South Carolina. Events will be held at the Medi- cal University of South Carolina. During the summit, a pediatric oncology model will be built in the institute's latest patient experience simulation lab. Inspired by ERDMAN's winning design submission selected for the 2014 Family-Centered Cancer Care De- sign Competition, this model will be unveiled at MUSC's Hollings Cancer Center. It will be on exhibit for three days during the summit. For more details, visit ifpcd.org. CORRECTION In the May/June issue of MCD, in the "Restroom Roundup" ar ticle on page 20, the last name of RTKL's Margi Kaminski is misspelled. We apologize for the error. studio led by Zhipeng Lu, architecture lecturer. The fi nal designs, to occupy a 60,000-square- foot site, included a laboratory, imaging and surgical suites, labor and delivery rooms, an intensive care unit and a helipad adjacent to an emergency room. To learn more and see im- ages of all the student-created hospital models, check out MCD's May eNews at mcdmag.com. IN BRIEF Through a grant funded by the American Society of Interior Designers Foundation, The Center for Health Design has created a set of design checklists and post-occupancy evaluations for patient rooms organized around 23 Evidence-Based Design goals. The tools can be downloaded at healthdesign.org. WHR Architects has expand- ed its healthcare presence in North Carolina, establishing an offi ce in Raleigh. While WHR has been working with clients in the region since 2009, the strategic decision was based on increased de- mand for healthcare services, as well as WHR's growth and its recent merger with EYP. The Facility Guidelines Institute has accepted the role of publisher for the Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities. Version 7.0 of this free resource, as well as a recently published white paper titled "Common Mis- takes in Designing Psychiatric Hospitals," is available at fgiguidelines.org/resources. Courtesy of College of Architecture, Texas A&M University Students Kayli Yentzen, left, and Odette Leal.

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