This project was spurred by an aging infrastructure and the problems exacerbated by deferred maintenance and building designs that did not support current thinking with respect to best practices in the delivery of healthcare. Capital Health came to Nycum to develop a program of best practices and forward-looking design requirements, defining a realistic budget for the demolition of an existing troublesome building, replacing it with facilities that focused on Capital Health’s goal to become a world leader in healthcare delivery.
In addition to gathering the best critical minds in healthcare design, the design team engaged directly with the public, caregivers, nurses, doctors and other front line staff, and administrators to combine design and programming work into a compressed, simultaneous process.
Detailed room-by-room templates were designed to support such current practices as acuity adaptable rooms, modular reconfigurability of inpatient spaces, and flexible and adaptable programming. Nycum teamed up with SmithGroupJJR’s Arizona office to lead design, costing, programming, planning, and economic impact study work for over $600m of new and renovated space.