Interprofessional Resource Sharing at Academic Medical Facilities

Benefits: Space Efficiencies, Enhanced Collaboration, and Better Patient Care

Published 10-1-2014

As health science education becomes increasingly interprofessional, the design of academic medical facilities is changing to reflect this new type of learning. Collaboration is the cornerstone of interprofessional medicine, as health care providers strive to offer the best patient care. Nurturing such collaboration begins in the educational facilities where students from multiple disciplines learn the importance of working together.

An Adaptable Core Platform Offers Scientific and Financial Advantages

Flexibility in High-Performance Core Spaces Benefits Researchers and Institutions

Published 9-10-2014

High-performance core facilities, spurred by proliferating cross-disciplinary investigations and technological advances, can benefit from the long-standing focus on flexibility that has generated so many design efficiencies in the traditional research lab, says Randy Kray, senior vice president and science and technology director of programming and planning at HOK.

Unassigned Seating and No Offices at GSK’s Corporate Office

“SMART Working" is a Strategic Business Tool, Not a Commodity

Published 9-3-2014

With no private offices or assigned seats, not even for top executives, employees at GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) corporate office at the Philadelphia Navy Yard work in a variety of work settings. Work spaces include the atrium, the cafeteria, sit-to-stand workstations, quiet rooms, meeting rooms, and even the rooftop.