Anderson Mikos Architects believes that a project is most successful when it is able to incorporate collaboration with all stakeholders in a timely manner. We also recommend clear establishment of project goals and objectives upon start of the design process. These can and should include programmatic requirements, clinical functions and features of the equipment to be selected, and benchmarks for increased patient and staff satisfaction, setting anticipated patient volumes and throughput. With these goals established, the design can be validated throughout the project process.
We are skilled at bringing different viewpoints together uniting in a consensus. We will provide the leadership and team management during your planning and design process. The collaboration will consist of listening to the differing needs and points of view expressed by the stakeholders and decision makers about the intended outcome. It will also consist of using the information gained from listening to achieve the most functional, aesthetically pleasing and cost effective solution for the benefit of all stakeholders. At times, difficult decisions will have to be made to resolve conflicting interests. A proper balance can be achieved through the leadership of the A&E Design Team working toward the same goal with all stakeholders.
- Creates a calming, safe patient experience
- Balances costs/quality/time, beating schedule and cost expectations
- Creates flexibility; ease of replication and consistency throughout the facility Establishes Design and Construction teams as partners in the projects’ success Imparts Design solutions that are reflective of community
- Makes Technology accessible to ease the processes
- Encourages transparent Team communications
It is common knowledge that an unrealistic schedule can lead to mistakes. For this reason more and more projects are being developed utilizing Integrated Project, LEAN Process and Kaizen delivery systems. Anderson Mikos Architects is very familiar with and has utilized each of these systems on numerous projects. These systems, when used properly, have been proven to provide Owners, architects and construction managers the tools with which to advance the design and construction process in the most efficient manner possible. These tools are effective primarily because they offer the team a way of collaborating towards a common goal without having to revisit important time consuming issues exhaustively. Problems are quickly exposed, solutions are explored and work gets done. Ultimately, this leads to a properly planned facility or, in this case, a department. A properly planned department will offer an environment that meets the Owner’s goals and carefully balances the need for safety and security with a comforting, healing experience for all.