ACHA White Paper - The Project Afterwards: Using Post-Occupancy Evaluations to Improve Healthcare Environments

Post by Kirsten Waltz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP - President U.S. Operations 

ACHA White Paper - The Project Afterwards: Using Post-Occupancy Evaluations to Improve Healthcare Environments

​By Kirsten Waltz, AIA, ACHA, Sean M. Gouvin and Michael Forth, LEED AP

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Kirsten Waltz Elected to AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, Academy Board!

We are proud to announce Kirsten Waltz, SBA’s President of U.S. Operations, has been elected to the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, Academy Board starting January 2018.

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Celebrating our 85th Anniversary: Project Spotlight

This year Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) is incredibly fortunate to be celebrating 85 years in business.

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See How Your Processes Will Change Before Moving Into Your Space!

Post by Amira Khablein, MPH - Healthcare Planner

As a healthcare planner, my world revolves around a series of spreadsheets and numbers.  My challenge? Making these spreadsheets not only interesting and appealing to our clients, but also comprehensible to those who are not as familiar with the world of analytics.  

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Celebrating our 85th Anniversary: Fifteen Years in London

Martin Gillatt, RIBA - Director 

This year Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) is incredibly fortunate to be celebrating 85 years in business.

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Celebrating our 85th Anniversary: Project Spotlight

This year Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) is incredibly fortunate to be celebrating 85 years in business.

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Autism-Friendly Health Care Design Considerations

Post by Lynn Drover, CHID, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and to promote autism awareness in our community we are sharing a few health care design considerations that benefit pediatric patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Celebrating our 85th Anniversary: Our People

This year Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) is incredibly fortunate to be celebrating 85 years in business.

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Celebrating our 85th Anniversary: Architectural Sketches

This year Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) is incredibly fortunate to be celebrating 85 years in business.

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Celebrating our 85th Anniversary: It All Starts with a Deck

This year Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) is incredibly fortunate to be celebrating 85 years in business.

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Building a Collaborative Culture: SBA Celebrates Teamwork with Collaboration Card Program

No one ever gets sick of seeing smiles around the workplace, and who doesn’t smile when they receive an encouraging note or thank you message?

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Architect Valentines 2017

Love is in the air and so is the 3rd Annual Architect Valentines contest at SBA! Check out all the submissions below, and share your favorites with the one you love. 

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SBA is Always at the Forefront of DPH Regulatory Changes!

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) recently announced exciting reforms to the plan review process.

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New Hires in the New Year!

Boston, MA – Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) is pleased to announce and welcome Amanda Rapson, Anne Slick, Diane Donaghey and Mike Ryan to our firm!

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Steffian Bradley Architects: 2016 Highlights

2016 was a great year for Steffian Bradley Architects: there were architect valentines, impressive projects, thought leadership soared, wonderful new hires, and deserving promotions.

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Lean Journeys to Spain

July 2016, Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) and Sterling Planning Alliance (Sterling) held the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) Gemba Session in our Boston office where we discussed SBA/Sterling’s process of Continuous Improvement in our practice and our work with clients.

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Steffian Bradley Architects Announces Three New Stockholders

Boston, Massachusetts – October 2016 - Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA), a leading international architectural design firm headquartered in Boston since 1932, has announced that  Derek Noble, AIA, LEED AP, Chris Waltz, AIA, LEED AP, and Teresa W

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SBA Announces Three Promotions in Connecticut Office

Enfield, CT – Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Samantha VanSchoick to Marketing Manager. VanSchoick has been with SBA for three years in her previous role as marketing coordinator.

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How To: Creating Physical Models

Yoochul Roe

In the architectural field, physical models have been used as a tool in presentations, design studies or exhibitions. Three dimensional models make a good interactive medium for both architects and clients.

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Step It Up with SBA

Four weeks ago the Enfield and Boston offices at Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) initiated a “Step It Up” competition with the aim of motivating the staff to lead a healthier more active lifestyle.

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The Four Keys to Successful Pharmacy Design

Kristofer Kennedy, AIA, LEED AP

February 2016 marked a transformational moment in patient care and medication safety at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.

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SBA Hires Jon Romig to lead Science + Technology Sector

Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) recently welcomed Jon Romig as the firm’s Science + Technology sector leader.

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Job Shadowing: Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt

Are you dreaming about pursuing a new career or thinking about what you want to be “when you grow up”?  Take a step closer to making it a reality through job shadowing.  Job shadowing is a great way to get a sense of what it is truly like working at a specific job.  There is no way to be 100 perc

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SBA Healthy Snack Program Provides 300 Meals for Greater Boston Food Bank

Did you know that one dollar can feed three meals to those in need?

Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) launched a Healthy Choice Snack Initiative in February 2016 as a way to provide staff with an alternative to vending machine snacks and to raise money for people in need.

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SBA Promotes Three

Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) is pleased to announce the promotions of Karri May, AIA, LEED AP; Mark Fobert, AIA; and Theresa Harris, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC

Karri, with over ten years’ experience, has been promoted to Senior Associate. Since joining SBA, Karri has primarily focused on healthcare and senior living projects. Her passion for design stems not from the built product, but the lasting impact her built environments have on the lives of patients and their families. Karri recently completed a successful new 85,000 SF addition at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY. Throughout her career, Karri has been actively involved with getting young people interested in the A/E/C industry through multiple industry mentorship programs and she is currently serving as a mentor for the Professional Women in Construction Connecticut Chapter’s Mentorship program.    

Mark has been promoted to Associate Principal. Mark has 30 years of experience working across multiple market sectors. Since joining SBA in 2011, he has worked primarily on projects at Baystate Medical Center (BMC) in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is currently working on SBA’s first tri-party integrated project delivery project at BMC, which is set to be completed one month ahead of schedule.  Mark serves as a Board Member on the Grafton Historical Commission and is a past committee member of the Hopkinton Design Review Committee. He has also served as a thesis advisor at Boston Architectural College.

Theresa has been promoted to Associate Principal. Joining SBA in 2013, her high energy and skill level enable her to repeatedly plan, design and develop health care environments that both reflect and inspire healthy attitudes. As a health care planner with over 18 years of experience, Theresa has continually demonstrated her expertise in planning, designing, and developing a variety of health care facilities.

 

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The Steffian Bradley Architects BAC Scholarship

Three of the Boston Architectural College’s (BAC) best and brightest recently met with SBA’s Ai Kurokawa, Director of Operations, and Chu Foxlin, Director of Design, along with the BAC selection commitee, in hopes to be awarded the Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) Scholarship Fund.

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PDC Summit Pre-Conference FGI Workshop

Steffian Bradley Architects CEO & Global President Kurt Rockstroh, FAIA, FACHA and President of U.S.

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Steffian Bradley Architects Announces Promotions; New Management Structure for Boston, MA Office

Boston, Massachusetts –  Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA), a leading international architectural design firm headquartered in Boston since 1932, has announced that:

Teresa Wilson AIA, LEED AP has been named Managing Director Boston Office,

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Steffian Bradley Architects Names Kirsten Waltz President of U.S. Operations

Boston, Massachusetts – 2016 - Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA), a leading architectural design firm headquartered in Boston since 1932, announced that as part of the implementation of SBA’s recently completed Five Year Strategic Plan Kirsten Waltz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP has been nam

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Architect Valentines 2016

We had so much fun creating Architect Valentines last year, that we decided to do it again. We hope you enjoy! 

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HAIO Challenges Designers to Reduce Hospital-Associated Infections (HAIs)

Patients sometimes contract healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) during their medical or surgical treatments.

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The 2015 Peter Steffian Mentorship Award

‘Mentor’ comes from Homer’s Odyssey. In the story, as Odysseus leaves to fight in the Trojan War, he leaves his household to his friend Mentor, who comes to serve as teacher and overseer to Odysseus’ son, Telemachus.

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Four Need-to-Know Millwork Target Value Design Strategies

Post by Ryan Gorscak, AIA, LEED AP | Associate

As architects and designers, budget is almost always a factor in our projects. Target Value Design is a collaborative design process involving designers, builders, suppliers, estimators and Owners collaboratively producing a design that provides the best value for the Owner.

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Legacy Month - Baystate Ambulatory Care Center

Post by Ryan Gorscak, AIA, LEED AP | Associate

Over 20 years ago, the Baystate Ambulatory Care Center at 3300 Main Street in Springfield, Massachusetts was the first building constructed on Baystate Health’s ever expanding Main Street outpatient campus.

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7 Steps Design Teams Can Take to Prevent Life Safety Compliance Issues

Post by Kirsten Waltz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP

The value in developing a proactive procedure to eliminate life safety issues is shared amongst all design team members in terms of better client satisfaction, reduction of change orders and re-work, and most importantly, improved patient safety.

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MCHC Rock the Boat

Pictured above: Dr. Azzie Young, Director of MCHC; Principal Steve Van Ness and Janet Van Ness

 

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Space Agency Approves SBA Design for Healthcare Facility on Mars

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

International Space Station. -- (April 1, 2015) –  

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Women in Architecture Series

Interview with Ai Kurokawa, LEED AP – Senior Associate

Ai is a project manager at Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) based in our Boston office. She sat down with us to talk about her experiences as a woman in architecture. 

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Women in Architecture Series

 

Interview with Teresa Wilson, AIA, LEED AP - Principal

Teresa is an architect and a Principal at Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) based in our Boston office. She sat down with us to talk about her experiences as a woman in architecture. 

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Women in Architecture Series

 

A Conversation with Nicole Ward

Nicole is an interior designer working in our Boston Office.  She recently sat down with us to talk about her experiences as a woman in the design industry.

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Women in Architecture Series

Interview with Shelley Harris, AIA, LEED AP

 

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Women in Architecture Series

 

Mary Witt Shares "Why Interior Design?"

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Women in Architecture Series

Interview with Kirsten Waltz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP

 

Kirsten is a Stockholder at Steffian Bradley Architects and is the Managing Principal of SBA’s Connecticut Office. She sat down with us to talk about her experiences as a women in architecture. 

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Vertical Rush 2015

 

SBA London proudly completed the Vertical Rush Challenge at Tower 42 in aid of Shelter UK.

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Building Bridges

Blog Post by Ai Kurokawa, LEED AP

 

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Architect Valentines

If you are a fan of blogs and you happen to be in the AEC industry, you've probably heard of the blog "Coffee with an Architect." Last year, "Coffee with an Architect" saved some of us by posting these funny 

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Technology & Information Sharing - BIM

Steffian Bradley Architects has employed BIM (Autodesk Revit) as our primary design and production tool for all of our projects since 2007. BIM creates a digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a building in a virtual environment. 
 

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How Boston Plans to Host the 2024 Olympics Games

Last week Boston secured its bid to represent the US as a contending host city for the 2024 summer Olympic games. The possibility poses great potential opportunities for the city of Boston, but not without significant draw backs.

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Wearable Technology in the Healthcare Industry

Post by Denise Murphy, MBA - Senior Marketing Coordinator

 

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Brave New World? Architecture, Automation, and the Age of Modernity

Post by Martin Gillatt RIBA, Director of SBA Vancouver

 

Have you ever thought that the traditional architect’s office might all but disappear?

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The Peter Steffian Mentorship Award at SBA

 

The Italian architect Renzo Piano says “You cannot be an architect until you are 50 years old.”  He is referring to the number of mistakes, mediocre design solutions and errors in judgment that must be made along the road to competence, and eventually expertise.

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SBA Interior Designer Serves as Balloon Handler for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

 

On Thanksgiving Day 2014, SBA Interior Designer Mary Witt and friend Brendan Ross were not simply watching the parade on television—they were guiding the Adventure Time Balloon through the three mile parade route!

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Memory Care Facilities: Considerations

 

Post by Joe Sirkovich, AIA, LEED AP BD + C - Principal

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Project Update: The Hospital of Central Connecticut Cancer Center and Medical Office Building

 

The Building Exterior as of October 28th.

Post by Diane Verdi, AIA, LEED AP—Project Manager

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Throwback Thursday: Halloween Edition

 

SBA Architects & Designers Show Off their Ghosts of Halloween Past & Present!

“The right to bear arms” Tony Miniscalco, AIA, LEED AP, 2012

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Cancer Center Design

Post by Bob Humenn, AIA – Principal

 

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Giving Back: SBA CT Spends Day with Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity

Springfield, MA— The day started with donuts. Carpet flew from second story windows, invading brush was chopped down to the roots, and pizza was devoured at the Habitat for Humanity build day on Friday, Oct. 3rd.

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Spotlight On! Derek Noble, AIA, LEED AP—Principal

 

Spotlight On! is an #sbablog feature that gives readers a close-up look at SBA’s architects and designers.

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Spotlight On! Eddie Widofsky, AIA, LEED AP, BO – Senior Associate

 

Spotlight On! is an #sbablog feature that gives readers a close-up look at SBA’s architects and designers. This month, we are celebrating Academic Design, so we will be featuring three of SBA's Academic Design Specialists. 

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Kent Hospital Designed for LEED Silver – Wins Gold!

 

When designers at SBA set a goal, we work endlessly to make sure those goals are achieved. But how delightful it is when we find out that our products exceed even our own high expectations!

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Kaleidoscope of Design

Post by Lindsay Comeaux Schnarr

 

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Bad Architectural Haikus

Haikus by Erika Zekos and Samantha VanSchoick, Marketing Coordinator

 

Illustrations by Samantha VanSchoick

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The Lament of a Lefty Designer

Post by Diane Verdi-Lukomski, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

 

Diane Verdi-Lukomski

“You must be so creative!”

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  • 08/23/2016

    Two prominent Pioneer Valley companies, Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) and Paragus, enlisted SBA to create a masterplan for their future combined space, which includes a new innovation cafe and restaurant, roof-deck, and 4-story open office co-working space. VVM provides key support to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Springfield and the greater Pioneer Valley by uniting carefully selected

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  • 10/23/2015

    Located on an island off Xiamen, a major city in southeastern China, Gulangyu is a small 0.77-square-mile pedestrian-only tourist destination that is home to approximately 20,000 residents. On Gulangyu’s narrow streets, only electric tourist buggies and a few fire trucks provide any vehicular traffic. Songyu ferry terminal had currently become inadequate to meet the demands of local and

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  • 10/22/2015

      2014 was a year of breakthroughs for development in Qianhai, China. This rapidly expanding hot spot saw extensive new construction, financial innovations, property development, and institutional progress. 20 important projects were initiated by Qianhai in December.    Investment for these new projects totaled more than $16 billion (US). They will include

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  • 06/15/2015

    The new Art Performance Center at Berkshire Hills Music Academy is currently in design and we couldn't wait to share these exterior sketches by Principal Designer Derek Noble, AIA, LEED AP. To learn more about this project, check out our previous blog post.   

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  • 04/06/2015

    Reception Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) intends to open a 21,300 square-foot Outpatient Oncology and Infusion Center in Waltham, Massachusetts. This Center will provide cancer patients with ongoing evaluation, planning, treatment, and follow-up services subsequent to diagnosis. It is intended to accommodate the growing needs of MGH’s Cancer Center patients who are seeking care closer to

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