Protoype development is usually associated with a rapid-fire product development cycle. Most buildings constructed today are unique, one of a kind structures, designed and constructed over an extended time. It is rare for owners, architects and contractors to have the opportunity to develop and fine-tune a design over the course of multiple successive projects.
In the spring of 2013, SMRT Architects and Engineers, Martin’s Point Health Care and PC Construction embarked on the development a new, prototype medical office building. This tight team endeavored to advance the design of the primary care environment while focusing on lean concepts, flexibility, consistent branding and standardized design and construction. With each design, the team worked together through the plan, do, check, and act cycle. Three medical office buildings later, the team continues to improve the design and construction process to achieve better results.
SMRT’s session, Prototyping for Standardized Design and Construction: A Case Study, will share lessons learned and strategies for developing a similar prototyping process in your organization. Join SMRT’s Derek Veilleux, AIA, EDAC, NCARB of SMRT and Joe Picoraro, PE, LEED AP of PC Construction at ABX, and click here to register.Back to News and Resources