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Harley Ellis Devereaux’ Workshop Design Process

May 19, 2015

Harley Ellis Devereaux utilizes a workshop design process; gathering all decision makers, establishing project goals, identifying metrics, discussing benchmarks and best practices.  The highlight of the workshop is full-scale mock-ups that enable participants to test and refine the spaces, resulting in an environment of care that better supports core operations.  Compared to a traditional design process, the workshop design process results in a 40% decrease in design time, less design churn, happier clients, informed decisions and design based metrics.

When St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor was designing their ambulatory surgery center, decision makers debated aligning all nine ORs in a linear fashion along the corridor with common supplies in the middle.  Through the use of simple mockups, Harley Ellis Devereaux designers outlined the length of the nine ORs, giving the users an "ah ha" moment when they realized they wouldn't be able to manage this incredibly long area as one space.  The end result was a series of three pods dedicated to surgical specialties, managed by dedicated supplies for each of the pods.  Surgery rooms were also mocked up in order to provide standard setup and orientation.

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