Lean Design in Healthcare / Healthcare Facility Planning

Lean Design in Healthcare / Healthcare Facility Planning Husaini Sadikot Lean production can be described as a group of highly efficient manufacturing techniques developed (mainly by large Japanese companies like Toyota) in the 1980s and early 1990s. Lean production was seen as the third step in a historical progression, which took industry from the age […]

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Modernity’s Effect on Healthcare Architecture in the 20th Century: Dignity and Disaster

Modernity’s Effect on Healthcare Architecture in the 20th Century: Dignity and Disaster By Hussain Varawalla What is Modernity? In our postmodern and deconstructivist world of today, there have been many answers offered to this question. The majority of them have been negative. It has been said that Modernity marked the death of God, as trumpeted […]


Intensive Care Units

Introduction Many people – caregivers, architectural and design professionals, and patients, regard intensive care (critical care) units as the heart of the hospital. Here a seriously ill patient can expect the maximum of care: the very best the hospital has to offer in terms of personnel and technology. Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are specialty nursing […]

Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children / Galveston Burns Institute, Galveston, Texas