COVID Healthcare Redesign: Start with the Emergency Department

Infection control has always been important in healthcare environments, but thanks to COVID-19, the stakes are suddenly exponentially higher. Hospitals and other healthcare facilities must now take even more precautions, overhaul processes and procedures, and start thinking about both short- and long-term changes that will need to be made to physical spaces. However, the sheer […]

Material Selections to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Healthcare Facilities

By Elizabeth Bishop, Interior Designer specializing in Healthcare. The COVID-19 pandemic was an unexpected blow to the healthcare system. Just weeks into the pandemic, we were talking about dramatic changes to how hospitals and other healthcare facilities should be designed and operated in the future. If you didn’t have a renovation already in the pipeline, […]

Video Fly-Through for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital

See Inside the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital and Research Centre   Upon completion, the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital and Research Centre in Karachi, Pakistan, will serve a region of nearly 23 million people. The facility is over 800,000 sq. ft. with inpatient, outpatient, surgical, and research modalities. A large portion of the facility is dedicated […]

Q&A Session with John Hitron, Medical Equipment Planner

Fast Facts about John Position: Medical Equipment Planner Education: University of Kentucky Interesting Hobby: Hot Air Ballooning Favorite Place in Louisville: The Falls of Ohio State Park   Although occasionally an aeronaut, John Hitron, Senior Architect/Medical Planner, is anything but flighty. With his feet planted firmly in architectural soil, he sat down for a few […]

3 Reasons You Need a Medical Equipment Planner on Your Design Team

When designing clinical spaces in a hospital or other medical facility, it’s important to assemble the right team. This includes individuals on the design side—such as architects, engineers, and interior designers—and on the clinical side—such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and others who will be using the space every day. It also includes a very important […]

Q&A Session with John “J.R.” Robertson, Healthcare Studio Lead

Fast Facts About John Robertson Discipline: Architecture Education: University of Kentucky Favorite Movie: Hoosiers       John “J.R.” Robertson comes to Schmidt Associates from Louisville, KY, architecture firm Arrasmith. Our two firms joined forces earlier this year to provide even greater service and expertise to our clients and communities. J.R.’s more than 30 years […]

Schmidt Associates Welcomes Louisville Architecture Firm

Joining forces means expanded services and support for clients and the community Schmidt Associates announced today that it has welcomed the team at Arrasmith in Louisville, Ky., into the firm. Arrasmith’s experience in healthcare—including university lab, hospital, and medical research facility design—will support the joined firm’s Healthcare Studio. Full-service healthcare architecture and engineering is now […]

A Word from Our Owners – Damien Center

Alan Witchey is president and CEO of the Damien Center, Indiana’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization. Alan began working with the Damien Center as a volunteer in the 1990s and later became a full-time employee. He has more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit management, previously serving as executive director of the Coalition […]

Designing Facilities for Wraparound Health Services

Wraparound healthcare services are exactly what they sound like—they encompass medical and non-medical services and resources that wrap around a person or family to best support their individual needs and improve their well-being in multiple areas of their life. Wraparound healthcare programs are based on the idea of treating the whole person. There are many […]

Hands-On Healthcare Education

What makes a successful learning environment for training much-needed healthcare providers? Facilities geared toward experiential learning! Students today must learn differently while new information is being generate faster than ever before. Designers of healthcare teaching facilities are tasked with creating flexible, experiential learning environments to fulfill this need, and Schmidt Associates has worked with many […]