Architects Turn to Purdue Healthcare Advisors as They Re-Commit to Lean PrinciplesWednesday, August 29, 2012
The leadership team at architectural and design firm BSA LifeStructures wanted to mirror some of the Lean ideas and processes it was implementing in the buildings it designed. To do this, they started by evaluating where they were as a firm and how the firm was providing services for clients.
They contracted with Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA) to fill in the gaps between their commitment to core Lean principles and actual practices. As BSA began to renew its investment to Lean principles, PHA equipped the firm with a meaningful knowledge of Lean, and laid the cultural-changing groundwork for BSA to share Lean concepts and ideas through their designs as well as through the way they communicate with clients. BSA rediscovered that using Lean tools and methodologies helps focus architectural design on supporting the type of care that guides the patient through the healing process.
Today, more than 30 of BSA LifeStructures’ architects, planners, engineers and interior designers are graduates of the PHA program.
Read the full article "Total Immersion in Lean Design" as seen in Healthcare Design magazine.
Tags: Process & Cost Improvement (Lean)