SMRT’s Derek Veilleux, AIA, and Scott Tompkins of PC Construction presented a case study examining project success in medical office building design titled, “Prototyping for Standardized Design and Construction,” at ABX 2017, the annual Architecture Boston Expo hosted by the Boston Society of Architects and the USGBC Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.
SMRT and PC Construction partnered on the design and construction of three medical office buildings for longtime client Martin’s Point Health Care. Martin’s Point initially hired SMRT to design a new patient centered medical home (PCMH) prototype, developing new standards that met the objectives of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s ‘triple aim’ by enhancing the delivery of healthcare to their patients that improved the patient experience of care, improved population health and reduced the per capita cost of health care.
“Inspired by the success of our Martin’s Point projects, Scott and I wanted to share the lessons learned and encourage other healthcare organizations to consider prototyping,” said Veilleux, a principal at SMRT and its healthcare market sector leader. “Our firms developed a process through which we were able to continually improve the end product for the owner. Each iteration added value in a number of areas: tailoring design details/features to balance standardization with flexibility, lowering costs, streamlining communications, tightening schedules and reducing meetings. By adopting a prototyping mindset toward the goal of standardization, we achieved design and project performance results not typically seen with “one-off” buildings.”
If you missed the ABX presentation or would like more information on prototyping, please contact Derek at email@example.com.
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