BSA Lifestructures


Getting design right without over-or underbuilding requires a meticulous pre-design planning effort. Effective planning is critical to ensure that the right decisions are made before design and construction begins. The BSA LifeStructures Planning Team helps clients to discover and create a reimagined future. Our planning experts empower clients to think beyond their current state and experiences in order to explore and develop future strategic, operational and infrastructure needs. Based upon rapidly evolving demands in healthcare, academic and research environments, the facility planning studio delivers ideas, technologies and leading practices grounded in Lean methodologies, and industry benchmarks. As a result, planning becomes the owner’s roadmap for shaping future success.

  • Healthcare Master Planning

    The increasing complexity and evolution of healthcare means today’s design solution may not be relevant tomorrow. BSA addresses these challenges with a multidisciplinary group of healthcare planners who integrate patient care, organizational strategy, finance, technology, and design issues into a long-term solution.

  • Higher Education Planning

    Each building must be integrated into the fabric of the campus plan to contribute to the success of meeting the institutional mission. Whether it be campus, precinct, individual facility, or departmental programming, planning, or design, our integrated team is adept at taking a comprehensive approach to meeting these challenges.

  • Operations Planning

    BSA provides operations planning services to ensure function and form unite. The firm’s experienced team of clinicians uses Lean principles and tools to maximize operational efficiency and provides performance metrics to enable continuous improvement.

  • Facilities Management

    Effective facility management is a byproduct of good information gathering and planning throughout the life cycle of a building. Every building has a complexity of needs depending on age, infrastructure, systems, budgets, safety compliance, and other regulations.

  • Technology Planning

    Technology planning provides the linking pin that connects stakeholders to design architects and engineers through experience and application of technology decisions. The staff implements current functions to future needs through technology and its application to real situations.

  • Transition Planning

    BSA provides transition and occupancy planning services to ensure that staff is prepared for the opening of their new facility. Every aspect of the design, from drawings to operational plans, is  “brought to life” for the staff’s comprehension. This team-based focus allows our experts to identify and refine critical process flows.