VIDEO: COVID-19 Healthcare Architecture and Facility Design
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, architects around the world have been forced to hit pause on major commercial projects to reevaluate facility design.
Hospitals and care clinics, in particular, are tasked with redesigning existing spaces and implementing protocols following the latest CDC guidelines for patient and worker safety.
On Wednesday, October 7, TAMEST convened top medical facility design experts to discuss COVID-19: Healthcare Architecture and Facility Design. The discussion was led by TAMEST Annual Conference Program Committee member and leading researcher in healthcare architecture at Texas A&M University, Dr. Ray Pentecost.
The panel explored ways to improve the design of hospitals, emergency facilities, clinics and other buildings to meet the challenges of COVID-19 and other highly communicable diseases.
Speakers included: Douglas S. Erickson, Chief Executive Officer, Facility Guidelines Institute; Cliff Harvey, Planning Officer, Niagara Health; and Dr. Michael Wood, Vice President, Planning, Design & Construction, Medxcel.