• Mar
    12

    Nature in Healing: A Story About Reducing Pain Medication Stories

    The Southwest Rehab Hospital project was an opportunity to witness the power of abundant daylighting and views of the natural world. While evidence-based design research has repeatedly confirmed that natural light and views lower stress levels, aid in healing, and lower pain levels, there is nothing quite like the satisfaction of seeing the positive effects of design in action. During our 1-year post-occupancy evaluation, the Medical...

    Tags: Architecture, Healthcare
  • Mar
    12

    Designing an Adaptive Emergency Department Stories

      Emergency Departments - Designing for Chaos Recently, while programming a new emergency department, I was working with the nurse manager to chart out the weekly average number of patient visits and acuity levels of each visit in the ED. The variation in the type and number of cases was startling. It was not uncommon to have weeks where the patient volume varied by 200%-300%. After trying...

    Tags: Architecture, Healthcare
  • Mar
    01

    VAMC Ann Arbor Entry and Ambulatory Care Renovations Projects

    The Ann Arbor Veteran's Affairs Medical Center has retained Diekema Hamann to design the new Veteran Welcome Center. This facility will act as the new primary entrance into the medical center from both the patient drop off and from the parking deck. This facility will house the main lobby as well as a new gift shop, coffee shop, classrooms, library, information desk, volunteer stations and...

    Tags: Architecture, Engineering, Government
  • Mar
    01

    Davison Public Schools Projects

    Diekema Hamann conducted a five week, six step study on Central Elementary School. Davison Community Schools has commissioned our firm to complete overall evaluation of the current Central Elementary Building (Formerly the Davison High School) to determine the overall condition of the existing structure and its adaptability to be used for the next twenty or more years as a state of the art elementary school...

    Tags: Architecture, Education, Engineering
  • Mar
    01

    Montessori School of the Kalamazoo Area Projects

    Diekema Hamann Architecture + Engineering was selected to help Montessori School to help in refining scope and cost options for new construction and renovation possibilities at the existing downtown Kalamazoo site. We met with representatives from the Montessori School to establish critical priorities, reviewed needs, help establish preliminary cost estimates, and presented options for the Board of Directors. The Board approved the presented options from...

    Tags: Architecture, Education, Engineering
  • Jan
    01

    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Projects

    In 2011, Western Michigan University, Bronson Hospital and Borgess Health came together to form the privately held WMU Homer Stryker MD Medical School.  Focused on advancing the art and science of medical education, the new facility includes team-based, problem-based and simulation-based learning environments aligned with an innovative organ-centered curriculum. Reflecting its Stryker namesake, one of the goals of the School is to become a leader...

    Tags: Architecture, Education, Engineering
  • Nov
    19

    Diekema Hamann Announces New Employees Media

    Diekema Hamann is excited to welcome Steve Dickerson, AIA and Gabe Alvey, AIA. Steve Dickerson, AIA brings 26 years of extensive healthcare design and planning experience to the Diekema Hamann team. His focuses include medical space planning, emergency departments, ambulatory surgery centers, and integrated operating rooms. "I am looking forward to using my medical planning and project management experience to successfully complete a variety of local...

    Tags: Architecture, Education, Healthcare
  • Oct
    01

    Lakeland Healthcare & Hospice at Home Projects

    Diekema Hamann Architecture + Engineering were selected to provide design services for a new 16 bed Hospice Residence for Lakeland Health and Hospice at Home. The residence will feature all private rooms arranged in small groups of eight around a family living room space. The design will offer the residents and their families multiple options for gathering and spending time together including spacious private resident...

    Tags: Architecture, Engineering, Healthcare
  • Jun
    01

    Allegiance Graduate Medical Education Projects

    Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan needed a design developed for their new Graduate Medical Education program. The program would utilize the second floor of Allegiance's special practice building. This new, homelike environment was instrumental in marketing to the first round of medical resident students of Allegiance GME. The challenge was transforming the second floor of a 1932 building with a major 1958 addition, masonry veneer...

    Tags: Architecture, Education, Engineering
  • Aug
    01

    Escanaba High School Projects

    The additions to and renovation of Escanaba High School is a $17 million project to the modern style 1960 Perkins and Wills designed 190,000 square foot structure. The project emphasis is on completely upgrading the buildings systems infrastructure. The project includes two new state of the art science rooms for chemistry and physics. A new wood shop room, new art room, new multi purpose room for...

    Tags: Architecture, Education, Engineering