Workplace Health Meets Healthcare Design

McMillan Pazdan Smith | June 15, 2017

As healthy workplaces are trending in design, healthcare building guidelines and goals are aligning to focus on staff wellness in addition to patients and visitors—and the St. Francis Care Center is a prime example of this overlap. McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture aligned the more detailed strategies of the WELL Building Standard—which sets performance requirements in seven categories relevant to occupant […]


Susan Baker, AIA joins McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture’s K-12 Studio

McMillan Pazdan Smith | November 15, 2016

CHARLOTTE, NC – With more than 30 years of experience, and a passion for educational architecture, Susan Baker, AIA joins McMillan Pazdan Smith’s Charlotte office as a Senior Architect. Baker brings the firm strong client relationships built on a significant history of more than 80 successful K-12 projects and is a seasoned architectural designer and […]


Glass: Cracking the Technical Terminology

McMillan Pazdan Smith | July 7, 2015

If you notice any of the following building interior conditions, then perhaps this article will shed light on some of these problems: Heating and cooling costs abnormally high Condensation on the interior glass or frame Feeling cool or warm air while standing by window Squinting while looking out the window on a sunny day The […]


A New Design for Labor and Delivery

McMillan Pazdan Smith | March 31, 2015

Today’s healthcare market is increasingly driven by individuals empowered to make intelligent decisions for themselves, including women rethinking the traditional birthing experience. In turn, hospitals are beginning to adapt Labor and Delivery spaces that meet this broader spectrum of patient preferences. McMillan Pazdan Smith recently completed just such a renovation project for Greenville Health System’s […]


Lean in… for better healthcare design.

McMillan Pazdan Smith | January 12, 2015

As healthcare managers face increasing pressure to produce measurable gains in patient satisfaction from every facility, architects have an opportunity to help their clients shift the paradigm of process management. It’s called Lean Facility Design. Built on the framework of Toyota’s heralded lean manufacturing workflow, this design approach uses deep dive process-analysis to create a […]

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