Most roofs are ugly. They usually have little flare and contain all the mechanical systems that designers want to hide from the public’s eye. They also offer very little value to the building and can be an eye sore if visible from patient rooms or classrooms at higher education facilities.
Luckily, the value and benefits of installing a green roof are becoming more abundant in the design and construction industry. A green roof covers a roof with vegetation and greenery that is planted on...Read More »
The status quo when designing a building with multiple divisions, groups and entities is to simply design space for departments. To use a simple example, the apples go into one corner and the oranges go into the other, each space seemingly built for their specific needs as an apple or an orange. But what about collaboration, brainstorming and the energy spawned by a group of people, aren’t these narrowed, sealed off spaces a hindrance to the evolution of discovery? The design team at BSA...Read More »
BSA LifeStructures, a nationally recognized architecture and engineering firm specializing in healing, learning and discovery, and Messer Construction Co., a construction manager and general contractor providing leadership for complex commercial building projects, ceremonially broke ground on Indiana University’s Neurosciences Research Building in Indianapolis. The 137,000-square-foot facility will provide research space for a broad range of neuroscience research and is anticipated to...Read More »
Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana broke ground on the BEACON Project – a $109 million patient tower addition and renovation. The project consists of a new five-story, 200,000 square foot, 120-bed inpatient tower and the redesign of the existing healthcare facility.
The inpatient tower features the Cardiac Center of Excellence, a state-of-the-art cardiology unit, complete with a standard and a hybrid catheterization laboratory. The facility also boasts improved spaces for orthopedics...Read More »
On Friday, March 30, Indiana University announced that the expanded Kelley School of Business would be named the Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center. Hodge graduated from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 1974 and went on to work for a number of organizations including the Permal Group and the New York Stock Exchange. Hodge donated $15 million to the expansion and renovation of the undergraduate center. Hodge’s generous gift spurred additional donations for the project including a $...Read More »
Indiana University and Purdue University officials broke ground on the new Science and Engineering Laboratory Building in the heart of the IUPUI campus on Thursday, March 28. The new building, designed by BSA LifeStructures, will serve to strengthen the university’s life and health sciences mission.
The building combines both academic and research space, creating a dynamic home for both learning and discovery. IUPUI has seen an increase in demand for healthcare related areas of study, making the...Read More »
Press Ganey and BSA LifeStructures recently presented on sentiment analysis at the 2011 Healthcare Design Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. This innovative and cutting edge study involved the analysis of over one million patient room satisfaction surveys. The focus of this study was on the hand written comments provided by the patients in these surveys.
The pilot study analysis involved both the operational and facility related aspects of patient satisfaction in their rooms. The research team...Read More »