New Resources for Healthcare Design
AIA Guidelines for Hospital and Healthcare Facilities,
the Department of Health and Human Services Critical Access Hospital
Prototype, and the Green Guide for Healthcare Pilot Project
Douglas Hall, AIA, BBH Design
BBH Design was awarded a national contract with the
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources
& Services Administration (HRSA), Division of Engineering Services,
and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to create
prototype designs for a 15-bed and a 25-bed CAH using the AIA Guidelines
for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities. The prototype was required
to be highly efficient, affordable in the first cost and life cycle
cost, and adaptable for use by any of the current 1,000+ CAH providers
interested in replacing their outdated facilities. In February 2005,
the Federal government (HRSA, HUD, and the Department of Agriculture)
enthusiastically approved the CAH prototype, primarily because of
its design flexibility for current and future changes in healthcare
delivery and consumer demand. The prototype is also the first pilot
project for the Green Guide for Healthcare program.
There is a need to incorporate the Labs21 principles in the AIA
Guidelines for Hospital and Healthcare, and a need to improve the
healthcare facilities for rural America using sustainable guidance.
The DHHS prototype ties these three issues together.
Douglas Hall, AIA, is a co-founding partner of BBH Design.
His diverse portfolio of work spans nearly 20 years and includes
project solutions for Higher Education and Healthcare clients. BBH
Design evolved from the internationally acclaimed architectural
firm NBBJ, which in 1975 established an office in Research Triangle
Park (RTP), North Carolina.
After his tenure there as Vice President and Design Leader he and
his partners, in 2002 leveraged the many years of managing the RTP
office together and executed its transition to an independent practice.
As Design Partner at BBH Design, Douglas Hall has been intimately
involved in the design of the firm and its work. That work has been
recognized for design excellence with numerous national, state and
regional design awards and recognitions. Portions of this work are
"first-of-its-kind" or "gateway" projects. This
includes the design of a national prototype for Critical Access
Hospitals, to the third largest Ronald McDonald House in the United
States, to the first Free Standing Emergency Department in North
Mr. Hall is passionately dedicated to embracing and designing every
aspect of the business. He pushes is to ensure that the financial,
professional and personal aspirations of client-partners and staff
are surpassed by embracing a "Human Centered and Idea Driven"
Douglas is a registered architect and holds both a Bachelor of
Architecture and a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture
degree from North Carolina States University's College of Design.
He is a member of the Society of College and University Planning,
and is serving as Committee Chair for the North Carolina Triangle
AIA Design Awards Program.
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