A well-planned healthcare space works better, provides greater efficiency for physicians, nurses and staff, which leads to better care and greater comfort for patients. Our medical planning play a key role in creating that space. Planners observe and analyze a client’s needs, in collaboration with project designers, technical architects and engineers and establishes the optimal relationships among buildings, departments and rooms. Thanks to their unique skill set, medical planners develop plans and ideas that respond holistically to the facility’s operational needs. They help the client develop and transform functional criteria into healthcare spaces that work.
Medical planning can be a bit like piecing together a complex, interlocking puzzle. At SmithGroup, we start by listening to our client’s leadership and front line staff. We engage with designers early on to synthesize big ideas into functional and detailed space programs.
Tools like parametric blocking and stacking diagrams provide valuable insights, allowing us to validate and improve on plans in a timely manner. Along with the latest knowledge in medical guidelines and code compliance, our planners bring expertise, share best practices and benchmarking, facilitate workshops and challenge traditional thinking, always seeking to further improve plans for our clients and the patients they serve.