Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Shepley healthcare principal Jennifer Aliber writes on the drivers of room planning in “The First Fifteen Feet: evaluating priorities where the corridor meets the patient room”, which appears in the June issue of Healthcare Design magazine.
Jennifer discusses strategies behind planning and prioritizing the potential components that can occupy the fifteen feet of space on the shared wall between patient room and corridor. This includes nurse servers, documentation stations, and building support.
Jennifer writes and presents widely on healthcare planning, including her “Real Numbers” series on healthcare space planning. She was a contributing author to “ICU ...[more]
Thursday, 27 September 2012
What are the trade-offs when you design a patient bathroom? How do you navigate the balancing act of optimizing patient safety and ADA compliance?
Healthcare principal Jennifer Aliber discusses these in “Safety zone: designing the danger out of patient bathrooms” in the September issue of Health Facilities Management magazine.
The article also features two sidebars: one by Cindy Lee on bathroom design for the visually impaired and one by Ray Gerbi on infection control.
“Safety Zone,” Health Facilities Management, September 2012
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
What does it mean to have worked on one of the first Pebble Project hospitals – before there was a Pebble Project? It’s a funny dynamic of simultaneously looking forward and back. How can we use innovative design to enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare delivery today, in an era of lean operations and healthcare reform? How can research conducted on those innovative projects more than a decade ago inform design today?
When Shepley worked with Bronson Methodist Hospital on its replacement hospital in the mid-1990s, there really wasn’t ...[more]
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Shepley hosted the Greater Boston 2010 Affordable Housing Development Competition awards ceremony last night. Sponsors of the design competition, now in its tenth year, include the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA), and the BSA.
Five teams of graduate students in architecture, planning, business, and law, who partnered with developers and design and financial mentors, presented proposals for projects in Brookline, Somerville, Salem, Lowell, and Boston.
A proposal to redevelop the derelict Shawknit Mill in Lowell took top honors in this 10th anniversary competition. The ...[more]
Monday, 14 December 2009
Principals Jennifer Aliber and Angela Watson discuss the creation of therapeutic environments in their contribution to the new book, Design for Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Approach by Kirk Hamilton and Mardelle Shepley. Jennifer and Angela discuss the impact of evidence-based design on patient safety and the quality of care in acute-care facilities.
The book was published by Architectural Press, an imprint of Elsevier, in September.
Book listing on Elsevier website