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AIA/AAH Case Study Library 

03-24-2017 17:23

The AIA/AAH Case Study Library was officially published online in late 2016 with the goal of “bridging the gap” between research and practice.   The original goals of the Case Study effort by the Research Initiatives Committee was the following:

  1. Gathering and/or creating case studies to share with the Healthcare Industry
  2. Utilizing the AIA/AAH Health Care Design Awards as a “peer-reviewed” source for case studies
  3. Defining a standardized format for case studies and encouraging firms and their clients to use it
  4. Creating a AIA/AAH Case Study Repository or Library for sharing the case studies

It is the AIA/AAH Research Initiatives Committee’s vision that a more focused and formal approach to collegial sharing of Design Award Winning Project information will help us all do better work.  By creating enough project case studies for a qualitative and comparative BASELINE in the Library which will help develop scalable metrics that in turn will provide the industry with some best practice “Rules of Thumb” and “Benchmarking” analyses on our projects which may eventually lead to and encourage additional and more rigorous research opportunities (such as POEs, etc.).

How to Use the Case Study Library:

The typical Case Study highlights the key design intentions of the project and shows photographic images to help identify design features that address those intentions.  Each case study also identifies the project, the team, and the overall building gross square footage and completion date, as well as floor by floor interdepartmental Net to Gross Square Footages and Net to Gross Factors are identified.   It will also identify minimum and maximum travel distances for patient and staff travel within key departments.  Key Clinical Spaces are also identified in terms of typical and average range of net square footages.   Finally, as an AIA Academy of Architecture for Health Design Award recipient, the Jury Comments are also included to help explain the award-winning features.

In addition to adding more award-winning Case Studies every year, the Research Initiatives Committee took a deeper dive in 2018 into “benchmarking” Acute Care nursing units and patient rooms using two of the larger hospital Case Studies - Palomar Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. The purpose of this deeper dive was, and is, to produce a subset repository within the Case Study Library of Nursing Unit and Patient Room typologies using a consistent and rigorous format for more detailed departmental and key clinical space comparison and “benchmarking.”

Examining a series of inpatient facilities in a consistent Case Study format is beneficial in informing a data base repository; and identifying “best practices” and “rules of thumb” case study comparisons are a pre-requisite to a performance-based design approach.

The Case Studies below are in alphabetical order.  Each has been categorized and tagged with the following keywords:

1. Acute Care (Hospitals)
     - Medical/Surgical
     - Children's
2. Ambulatory Care
     - Clinics
     - Surgicenters
     - Cancer Care
     - Specialty Care
     - Freestanding ERs
3. Pediatric Care
4. Specialty Care
5. Research Facilities
6. Acute Care - Clinical Departments
     - Emergency Departments
     - Surgery and Interventional Departments
     - Medical/Surgical Bed Units
     - Critical Care Bed Units
     - Radiology/Imaging Departments

The first file provides a graphical index of how projects fall into the various categories above.

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AIA AAH Case Study Library Index Chart   748K   1 version
Uploaded - 10-29-2019
This easy to use reference chart provides a quick index of current Case Studies across the six different project type categories.
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Adamsville Regional Health Center- 2013 AIA-AAH Design Aw...pdf   3.32MB   1 version
Uploaded - 06-28-2018
Ambulatory Care: Clinics: 2013 Design Awards
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Ann B Cancer Institute Case Study- 2014 AIA-AAH Design Aw...pdf   7.97MB   1 version
Uploaded - 05-17-2018
Ambulatory Care: Cancer Care; 2014 Design Awards
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Brigham and Women's Hospital- 2013 AIA-AAH Design Award W...pdf   2.40MB   1 version
Uploaded - 06-28-2018
Acute Care - Clinical Departments: Surgery and Interventional; 2013 Design Awards
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Childrens Hospital of Richmond Pavillion- 2014 AIA-AAH De...pdf   9.75MB   1 version
Uploaded - 06-28-2018
Pediatric Care; 2014 Design Awards
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Christ Hospital Joint and Spine Center Case Study- 2016 A...pdf   6.59MB   1 version
Uploaded - 03-24-2017
Acute Care (Hospitals): Medical/Surgical Hospitals, Children's Hospital; 2016 Design Awards
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Cincinnati Childrens Family Pet Center- 2014 AIA-AAH Desi...pdf   4.89MB   1 version
Uploaded - 06-28-2018
Pediatric Care; 2014 Design Awards
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Cleveland Clinic Case Study- 2015 AIA-AAH Design Award Wi...pdf   3.52MB   1 version
Uploaded - 05-17-2018
Ambulatory Care: Freestanding ERs; 2015 Design Awards
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Smokey Point Medical Clinic- 2013 AIA-AAH Design Award Wi...pdf   8.14MB   1 version
Uploaded - 03-16-2019
Ambulatory Care: Clinics; 2013 Design Awards
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Focal Point Community Campus- 2013 AIA-AAH Design Award W...pdf   7.75MB   1 version
Uploaded - 06-28-2018
Acute Care (Hospitals): Medical/Surgical Hospitals: 2013 Design Awards
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GHESKIO Cholera Treatment Center- 2014 AIA-AAH Design Awa...pdf   2.69MB   1 version
Uploaded - 06-28-2018
Specialty Care; 2014 Design Awards
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Kaiser Permanente Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center Case ...pdf   7.49MB   1 version
Uploaded - 03-24-2017
Ambulatory Care: Cancer Care; 2016 Design Awards
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Kaleida Health Case Study- 2013 AIA-AAH Design Award Winn...pdf   6.05MB   1 version
Uploaded - 05-17-2018
Research Facilities; 2013 Design Awards
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Legacy ER Case Study- 2014 AIA-AAH Design Award Winners.pdf   3.71MB   1 version
Uploaded - 05-17-2018
Ambulatory Care: Freestanding ERs; 2014 Design Awards
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Light Well-2014 AIA-AAH Design Award Winner.pdf   1.87MB   1 version
Uploaded - 03-16-2019
Ambulatory Care: Specialty Clinic; Specialty Care; 2014 Design Awards
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Mount Sinai Hess Center for Science and Medicine-2014 AIA...pdf   5.09MB   1 version
Uploaded - 03-16-2019
Research Facilities; 2014 Design Awards
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New Hospital Tower Rush University Medical Center- 2014 A...pdf   15.29MB   1 version
Uploaded - 09-09-2019
Acute Care (Hospitals): Medical/Surgical Hospitals; Acute Care - Clinical Departments: Emergency, Surgery & Interventional, Medical/Surgical Beds Units, Critical Care Bed Units, Radiology/Imaging; 2014 Design Awards; includes "benchmarking Deeper Dive
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NY Hospital of Queens Primary Care- 2015 AIA-AAH Design A...pdf   2.63MB   1 version
Uploaded - 06-28-2018
Ambulatory Care: Clinics; 2015 Design Awards
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Palomar Medical Center- 2013 AIA-AAH Design Award Winners...pdf   22.75MB   1 version
Uploaded - 09-09-2019
Acute Care (Hospitals): Medical/Surgical Hospitals; Acute Care - Clinical Departments: Emergency, Surgery & Interventional, Medical/Surgical Bed Units, Critical Care Bed Units, Radiology/Imaging; 2013 Design Awards; includes "benchmarking Deeper Dive
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Peace Island Medical Center- 2013 AIA-AAH Design Award Wi...pdf   7.07MB   1 version
Uploaded - 03-16-2019
Acute Care (Hospitals): Medical/Surgical Hospitals; 2013 Design Awards
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Planned Parenthood Queens - Diane L. Max Health Center Ca... Max Health Center Case Study - 2016 AIA-AAH Design Award Winners   3.52MB   1 version
Uploaded - 03-24-2017
Ambulatory Care: Clinics; 2016 Design Awards
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Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Pediatric ED- 2015...pdf   5.34MB   1 version
Uploaded - 03-16-2019
Acute Care - Clinical Departments: Emergency Dept; 2015 Design Awards
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Seattle Children's South Clinic Case Study - 2016 AIA-AAH...pdf   5.80MB   1 version
Uploaded - 03-24-2017
Ambulatory Care: Clinics; Pediatric Care; 2016 Design Awards
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Studio Dental- 2015 AIA-AAH Design Award Winner.pdf   3.42MB   1 version
Uploaded - 03-16-2019
Ambulatory Care: Specialty Clinic; Specialty Care; 2015 Design Awards
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UCLA Outpatient Surgery and Oncology Center   9.10MB   1 version
Uploaded - 05-12-2017
Ambulatory Care: Surgicenters / Cancer Care
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University Medical Center New Orleans   10.88MB   1 version
Uploaded - 03-24-2017
Acute Care:Medical/Surgical Hospitals
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University of Arizona Cancer Center   6.44MB   1 version
Uploaded - 05-12-2017
Ambulatory Care: Cancer Care; 2016 Design Award
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University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital Case ...pdf   5.82MB   1 version
Uploaded - 05-17-2018
Acute Care (Hospitals): Children's Hospital; Pediatric Care; 2013 Design Awards
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Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery Case Study and Mirror Beauty Bou...pdf   6.57MB   1 version
Uploaded - 05-17-2018
Ambulatory Care: Surgicenters; 2015 Design Awards

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