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Author – Bob Bailey, AIA, CSI, CCS, LEED AP It has been said, historically, laboratory spaces have neglected the needs of the occupants in favor of the equipment.  More than two decades into the 21st century, that approach no longer works.  However, there are design and specification considerations common to all medical labs.  IKM’s Bob…

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Tami Greene, AIA NCARB and Principal at IKM Architecture recently joined Tammy Polentz, Integration Manager of Active Design with LevelHEADS Inc. for a discussion on how men and women perceive the world differently and why Designers should consider these differences when creating spaces.

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The events of the last week overlaid upon the stress of living through a pandemic has been challenging for us as a nation and for each of us individually. The recent deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and Breonna Taylor in Kentucky reinforce and bring into sharp focus the systemic racism…

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The incredibly shrinking waiting room…..or is it? What is the True Purpose of the Waiting Room? One of the elements we are exploring within the Healthcare industry during this Coronavirus pandemic is the utilization of the waiting room. As waiting rooms have set mainly vacant in response to our social distancing mandates, we are working…

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Let’s Get Started – “Planning for Re-Entry” As recognized leaders in Healthcare Design, K-12 Education and Workplace, IKM Architecture is pleased to announce services that will assist you with your re-entry strategies.  The scope of this planning exercise is flexible and will to be tailored to your specific market, keeping in mind that all facilities…

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Among the Featured If you happened to miss the “Say It Loud” Exhibition from late 2019, now is your chance to view it virtually!  Twenty talented individuals share their thoughts, inspiration and proudest accomplishments.  IKM Architecture is excited to have two individuals included in this remarkable gathering of talent.  Robyn Engel, AIA and Kassandra Garza,…

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Crystal Ball Reflections

How the Coronavirus Could Change Healthcare Design   The Patient Room As we navigate through this unique period of history, we are being indelibly marked by this virus that will change our world. Reflecting on how healthcare design will forever be changed, I wonder if hospital inpatient units, both new and renovated, will take on…

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Going “Remote”

Last summer I joined IKM Architecture as a Project Manager in the recently established Cleveland office. IKM Architecture, a Pittsburgh based firm with over a century of experience, and a deep portfolio in healthcare, higher education and workplace, was looking to expand into new markets and territories. The idea of joining a firm with such…

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As a project manager at IKM I am responsible for managing all aspects of multiple projects. This includes coordination of project efforts both administrative and technical, to assure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects. Okay, that sounds great, but what does that really mean? It means that I am responsible for executing…

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As of 2018, gender equity and racial and ethnic diversity have improved. Thanks to a study by NCARB in 2019, there is recent information available for percentage makeups of women in architecture. 50% of AXP candidates were women, a first in history, and “the first year on record that any cohort has seen equal representation…

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