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Simulation Centers

May 18, 2016 by ekreal

During the past 20 years, simulation centers have become one of the fastest growing methodologies that enable students and physicians to perform realistic procedures in a controlled environment.  These high-tech centers focus on building trainee confidence and competence which results in patient safety, improved performance and less deviation from practice standards.  At The... more


Outpatient Centers

March 15, 2016 by ekreal

The first ambulatory care center opened in the United States in 1970.  Today, there are 5,260 centers, making outpatient centers nearly as numerous as hospitals.  Cost efficiencies are the main driver of ambulatory expansion, with procedures costing 30-60% less in outpatient settings than hospitals.  When designing the new Children’s Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center, HED... more


Arc Flash

November 12, 2015 by ekreal

Hospitals don’t have the luxury of shutting down critical electrical systems for routine maintenance.  Arc flash labeling provides the foundation for a “work safe” preventative maintenance program along Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70 compliance.  HED engineers have developed an analytical model to identify... more


Children’s Hospital of Michigan: Eliminating Waste Through Alternative Delivery Process

November 2, 2015 by ekreal

The design of the new Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Troy Specialty Center is focused on the patient and flow through the experience. A no wait operation and environment that supports the design was the intention. The purpose of the design was to eliminate process and building waste through functionality improvements and testing alternative processes... more


Integrated Project Delivery

September 16, 2015 by ynwynes

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) has been gaining momentum among health care projects, marrying owner, designer and contractor into a three-way contract, sharing incentives as a collaborative team.  The 165,000-square-foot, $56-million bed tower for Crittenton Medical Center saw significant savings, virtually eliminating redesign fees by placing the constructor, as well as the... more

TAGS: Heal,

Cost-Effective Design

August 18, 2015 by ekreal

Big box stores provide a great opportunity as repurposed medical clinics, capitalizing on prominent site location, large footprint and ease of access for patients and staff.  These large parcels are ideally suited for outpatient centers supported by complementary retail such as durable medical equipment, dialysis centers and pharmacy.  A recent project for ProMedica repurposed an old... more


Cancer Centers

July 17, 2015 by srkroeger

Advancements in research have significantly changed the way we treat and understand cancer. For decades, cancer treatment has most commonly been provided through chemotherapy and radiation and the environment of care has been defined largely as a result of these therapies. The future will be substantially different due to the ability to manage this condition in ways that had only... more

TAGS: Heal,

Collaboration and Energy Efficiency

June 16, 2015 by srkroeger

As one of the largest consumers of energy in the U.S., hospitals spend more than $8 billion each year, making energy efficiency an important component of any project.  Crittenton Hospital’s new 6-story addition received the top incentive rate with DTE’s Energy Efficiency Program, earning more than $200,000 in incentives to offset energy technologies installed in the $65 million,... more


Harley Ellis Devereaux’ Workshop Design Process

May 19, 2015 by srkroeger

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... more

TAGS: Heal, patient care, mob & clinics, imaging, oncology,

The Technical Workplace

June 12, 2013 by Nicole Franzen

  Today's work tasks demand more than a typical office, studio or lab. We yearn for places designed to help us increase speed to market, integrate complex systems, develop creative multi-disciplinary insights and apply technological innovations. These passions drive new business models, operational modes, and organizational cultures - they are what "the technical workplace" is all... more

TAGS: Work, workplace, Learn, higher education, Discover, research facilities,

Why would anyone want to invest time in your workspace?

May 3, 2013 by Nicole Franzen

James F. Meredith, RA, LEED AP, Workplace Strategy Corporate & Commercial Studio Leader   Walking through a client’s current workspace this week reminded me of the great gulf that exists between the way businesses are managed and the way they perform, and the extraordinarily important role that design has in that performance.   We entered a mean, little, anonymous elevator... more

TAGS: Work, workplace,

Change Leadership

October 15, 2012 by Nicole Franzen

James F. Meredith, RA, LEED AP, Workplace Strategy Corporate & Commercial Studio Leader   The best way to prepare for change is to decide the things that won't change. Joseph Kosuth, “Self Defined,” 1965, Neon tubing   The organizations we work with are now much more ready to move in substantially new directions than at any time in the past decade. The change momentum... more

TAGS: Work, workplace,

Happiness and Work Progress and Performance: Is there a role for the workplace?

December 15, 2011 by jlittle

Jim Meredith, LEED AP, Workplace Strategy There is an increasing body of scholarship and other analysis linking positive feelings and happiness at work to the progress and performance of the organization. The Gallup organization has been conducting an annual survey and index on “well-being” at work, for example. The more recent surveys indicate a continuing decline in staff... more

TAGS: Work,


L.A. Trade Tech College - Revamped, Ribboned Resource Center

June 26, 2015 by srkroeger

By Mark Robins, Senior Editor,  Posted 06/01/2015 Click on the image to read the the entire article.  


LA Business Council awards The Vermont as Winner of the Mixed-Use Category

June 26, 2015 by srkroeger

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 19, 2015) – The new 23- and 29- story luxury high-rise complex in the Koreatown district offers 360 degree views to the Hollywood Hills, Downtown, and Southern LA basin.  Inspired by the urban modern lifestyle of Los Angeles, the 464-unit Vermont was designed by LA-based The Jerde Partnership with Harley Ellis Devereaux as the Executive Architect.  Scaled from a... more


Workforce Housing comes to the West Loop: Lake Street Studios Opens

June 26, 2015 by srkroeger

Harley Ellis Devereaux designed the recently completed Lake Street Studios for Interfaith Housing Development Corporation. This nine-and-a-half-story development brings 61 micro-units to the Greek Town/Fulton Market restaurant district of downtown Chicago and provides transit-oriented, affordable and workforce housing. Constructed on a narrow thirty-foot-wide site, the resulting program... more


The Rise of Troy

September 29, 2014 by kjclaridge

Article Link: USC Village will reshape how generations of Trojans live and learn on... more

TAGS: Learn, higher education,

Berkeley Library featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

January 7, 2014 by Phire Branding

Berkeley library branch a 'zero net energy' building By: David R. Baker San Francisco Chronicle Monday, December 30, 2013 Article Link: Bright light floods the main room of Berkeley's newest library branch. Cool, comfortable air surrounds the stacks. But listen carefully, and you won't... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, Net Zero,

$1.1B USC Village Project Expected to Bring 12K Jobs to SoCal

January 2, 2014 by kjclaridge

Following taken from CBSLosAngeles March 27, 2013:  SOUTH LOS ANGELES ( — A $1.1 billion University of Southern California re-development project became official Wednesday with the signing of a development agreement. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and USC President C.L. Max Nikias signed the deal for the new USC Village at 9 a.m. “With today’s signing, we are ushering in a new... more

TAGS: Live, student housing, Play, retail and hospitality, Learn, higher education,

L.A. City Council Approves USC Village Project

January 2, 2014 by kjclaridge

On Tuesday, December 11, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to approve the USC Village, a project that will transform the area around Hoover and Jefferson Boulevard. Click on the link below for the entire article.  

TAGS: Live, student housing, Play, retail and hospitality, Learn, higher education,

Cal State L.A. Graduate Students Hone Crime Scene Expertise

July 31, 2013 by kjclaridge

In the same building as the LAPD's crime lab, the university's 'criminalistics' program is training a new generation of scientists who will analyze and interpret evidence.   By Larry Gordon July 27, 2013, 7:27 p.m. Peering into her microscope at a tiny glass shard, Cal State L.A. graduate student Nancy Kedzierski tried to detect subtle shapes, textures and colors that might... more

TAGS: Learn, higher education, Discover, forensic science, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Silver,

Innovative Learning Environments

April 16, 2013 by kjclaridge

This national post occupancy study commissioned by the Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) includes evaluations of four schools. The schools selected represent a diverse spectrum of students ranging from birth to adults, and have specific programmatic elements that presented interesting design challenges. The final study is derived from visits to each selected... more

TAGS: Learn, pre k-12 education,

Small but mighty: Berkeley public library’s net-zero gem

March 27, 2013 by Phire Branding

Small but mighty: Berkeley public library’s net-zero gem The Building Team for Berkeley, Calif.’s new 9,500-sf West Branch library aims to achieve net-zero—and possibly net-positive—energy performance with the help of clever passive design techniques. By: David Barista, Editor-in-Chief March 27, 2013 View full article and pictures:... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, Net Zero,

Construction begins on West Berkeley Library Branch

June 9, 2012 by Phire Branding

Construction begins on West Berkeley Library Branch By: Levon Minassian The Daily Californian Saturday, June 9, 2012 View full article: The West Branch of the Berkeley Public Library was closed May 7 in preparation for construction, nearly four years after a city measure was first approved... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, Net Zero,

Ktown’s Double Apartment Towers Breaking Ground This Week

May 21, 2012 by kjclaridge

Curbed LA : The Los Angeles Neighborhoods and Real Estate Blog Get ready for some heavy duty crane action at the southeast corner of Vermont and Wilshire as The Vermont prepares to break ground this week, developer JH Snyder announced today. Snyder declares The Vermont to be the "largest residential project under construction since the recession began in 2008"--it is indeed massive,... more

TAGS: Live,

Bridging Two Needs: Celebrating tradition through architecture

May 15, 2012 by kjclaridge

EVO, A Green Schoolhouse Serices Publication By Sim Barhoum May 2012 Oceanside High School Performing Arts Center, Oceanside, CA New Performing Arts Center will celebrate rich architectural heritage Last year in Oceanside, Calif., school trustees and administrators spoke to a boardroom full of architects and consultants... more

TAGS: Play, culture, Learn, pre k-12 education,

Unique Site Results in Exceptional School

May 14, 2012 by kjclaridge

EVO February 2012 Innovative school designed to maximize learning and environmental responsibility Saperstein Middle School, Stephen Wise Temple, Los Angeles This 240 student middle school sits on a rugged shelf, carved out of a hillside above the Sepulveda Tunnel in the hills above West Los Angeles. Situated on the Scenic... more

TAGS: Learn, pre k-12 education,

Open for business: Gilroy marvels at brand-new library

April 30, 2012 by kjclaridge

GILROY DISPATCH Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2012 12:47 pm | Updated: 5:40 pm, Sat Apr 28, 2012 Carly Gelsinger Staff Writer Library stages grand opening Hundreds of people passed through the new library during its grand opening on... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Gold,

Architecture People and Places

April 30, 2012 by kjclaridge

Architecture Week April 25, 2012 Excerpt from larger article: At San Diego Miramar College, the new police substation designed by Harley Ellis Devereaux has received LEED Platinum certification. Photo: Stephen Whalen Photography Extra Large Image   The new police substation at San Diego Miramar College has received... more

TAGS: Learn, higher education, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Platinum,

Shhh it’s the library: How teens can be teens in the new building

April 30, 2012 by kjclaridge

Gilroy Dispatch Posted on April 24, 2012 by Carly Gelsinger Staff Writer For full story and images: Study rooms encourage conversation After years of hearing “shhh!” at the Gilroy Library, teens can now be teens. In the old... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Gold,

Healing place for the soul

April 30, 2012 by kjclaridge

Gilroy Dispatch Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 10:43 am by Blair Tellers Staff Writer For full story and images: From its ambiance to natural lighting to its new-book smell – the building is a beauty   If libraries are in fact, “a healing... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Gold,

Green, and the envy of all other libraries

April 25, 2012 by kjclaridge

Gilroy Dispatch Posted on April 24, 2012 by Blair Tellers Staff Writer See the full article and images at :   Solar panels, energy-saving lights, weather controlled thermostat make library most eco-friendly building in... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Gold,

A Treasure Trove of 20th-Century Art: Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum

April 24, 2012 by kjclaridge

Chris Morris a preservationist, mid-century modernist and architectural historian, writes a blog called “Chicago Modern: More than Mies". On April 17, 2012, guest author Nate Lielasus wrote an article highlighting Harley Ellis Devereaux's work on the Resurrection Mausoleum in Justice, IL. In 1969, the mausoleum was designed in a mid-century classical style known as New Formalism. This... more


Mike Cooper Discusses High Performance Building Engineering

March 28, 2012 by jlittle

Mike Cooper, PE, Managing Principal Detroit, was published in the March issue of CAM magazine. The article, “HVAC Decisions that Slash Operating Costs and Raise Space Utilization,” discusses building engineering beyond the context of energy efficiency and total cost of ownership.  “What is often not recognized is the positive impact engineered systems can have on the overall facility... more


Miramar College featured in McCarthy’s Insights That Build

March 2, 2012 by kjclaridge

The following is from McCarthy’s “Insights That Build”, Winter 2012 Volume IV: “McCarthy succeeded in completing this ATTRACTIVE, COST-EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT parking structure ahead of schedule, while incorporating innovative design elements into the adjacent police substation that have allowed us to pursue LEED Platinum certification.” — David Umstot, vice chancellor of... more

TAGS: Learn, higher education, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Platinum,

Six Chicago architects named to AIA’s College of Fellows

February 6, 2012 by jlittle

by Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune Six Chicago architects on Monday were named members of the American Institute of Architects' College of Fellows, an honor that recognizes AIA members who have made significant contributions to the profession. They are George Hinds, who is recognized for architectural research; Leonard Koroski, recognized for historic preservation; and Susan King*,... more


Miramar College’s LEED Platinum Public Safety/Parking Facility Completes Construction

December 14, 2011 by kjclaridge

Following Excerpt is from The Architect's Guide to Glass and Metal November 30, 2011: Construction of the new 270,000-square-foot, 828-space parking structure and adjacent 5,108-square-foot police substation at San Diego Miramar College is now complete. Architectural firm Harley Ellis Devereaux, served as the architect for the police substation, and International Parking Design... more

TAGS: Learn,

Green With Possibilities

December 9, 2011 by kjclaridge

Sustainable design provides more than energy savings to educational clients John R. Dale, FAIA ,LEED AP Once considered to be exotic and beyond reach, green design has become an increasingly mainstream solution for our pre-k-12 educational providers who now see the potential of huge paybacks for their initial investments. We recently interviewed three of our school clients on this... more

TAGS: Learn,

It Takes A Villiage…An Urban Village

December 9, 2011 by kjclaridge

"NEXT" Fall 2011, John R. Dale, FAIA, LEED AP   Being in middle school is like being … well … in the middle. And the transition from elementary to middle school is tough. The building is so big and so unfamiliar you can get lost. There are classes in different rooms with different teachers, all of whom give homework. New faces fill the halls. And then there are the endless rows of... more

TAGS: Learn, pre k-12 education,