Ronald Kull, FAIA, has been a senior project manager at GBBN
Architects since 2007, working on both education and development mixed-use teams.
GBBN incorporated built-in casework, a couch that converts to a bed, and a wardrobe for family members.
A tablet gives that caregiver some flexibility to interact with the family members differently," says Todd Dunaway, a principal at GBBN (Pittsburgh).
Caption: RIGHT: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh is adding new ICU floors, designed by GBBN, to house a variety of accommodations for family members, including a sleeper sofa and lounge space in the patient room and subwaiting areas in the corridors where family members can take a quick break BELOW, RIGHT: The new ICU at Shadyside Hospital will feature a mix of decentralized and centralized (shown) work areas to balance caregivers' need to be accessible to one another while remaining close to patient rooms.
Angela Mazzi, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, is an associate and medical planner at GBBN
Aaron Anderson of architecture firm GBBN
(Cincinnati), senior designer on the project, adds: "We wanted to support that theory even more by making the spatial environment feel familiar.
Erin Schmidt, IIDA, NCIDO, LEED AP ID+C, is an interior designer at GBBN
Architects is a recognized medical planning and design firm focused on the reinvention of the 21st-century healthcare experience through an evidence-based research strategy yielding new care delivery models to meet these shifts.
AECOM (Ellerbe Becket) MINNEAPOLIS, MN, AND GBBN Architects LEXINGTON, KY
Firms: AECOM (Ellerbe Becket), (612) 376-2000; GBBN Architects, (859) 381- 8787