PLANNING & DESIGN

ERDMAN helps organizations design facilities for the future that meet specific financial and operational performance targets while enhancing the mission of caring for communities. When consensus is reached on the ideal programmatic elements, operational model, and conceptual planning, ERDMAN works with key stakeholders to make informed decisions prior to the formulation of more detailed design solutions. The right level of resources and spaces will be defined to drive effective and efficient design, so you are not building more than you truly need.

ERDMAN is dedicated to creating facilities that address innovative care delivery, operational efficiency, future focused adaptability and design excellence; all in the context of your schedule and budget. And while we draw from best practices, we view every project as a new opportunity to discover new ways to facilitate care and healing. Most importantly, we work with you (as opposed to simply presenting to you) because we believe collaboration is the key to great design.

Facilities & Operations

  1. Experience Mapping and Design
  2. Facilities Condition Assessment
  3. Facility and Capital Planning
  4. Facility Performance
  5. Facility Programming
  6. Process Mapping
  7. Resource Capacity Analysis
  8. Site Evaluation & Selection
  9. Space Utilization Optimization
  10. Post Occupancy Research

BOB PRATT

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT ARCHITECTURE

“Oftentimes, strategy and implementation are segmented, which can mean a disconnect with significant downside for providers. Our Integrative Thinking model allows us to advise our clients about emerging changes in underlying strategic assumptions and then to rapidly react in the built environment.  This means we are building the right solution for the right challenge in an increasingly demanding strategic environment. Having created this solution together, we have the ability to monitor its performance to our operational model.”

A MODEL OF VIRTUAL REALITY

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This design concept was one of three winning designs in the 2017 Institute for Patient-Centered Design’s competition. ERDMAN’s concept addresses the challenge to develop a hospital of the future that is accessible, efficient, and scalable. We illustrated a more intimate inpatient environment inspired by the small household model in senior living, with a heavy emphasis on connecting patients visually and physically to nature. Our design team presented the concept at the Institute’s 2017 Patient-Centered Design Summit April 6-9, 2017 in Savannah, GA.

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

ERDMAN provided design and construction services, as well as a growth assessment and financial analysis for a new facility. We also analyzed several potential sites and ultimately helped Proliance negotiate an ideal parcel in a planned community.

After 10 years of partnership, Frank Gilbert of Proliance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine explains what differentiates ERDMAN from its competitors.

RECENT DESIGN AWARDS

2017 Institute for Patient-Centered Design’s Competition Finalist

 

ERDMAN’s concept addresses the challenge to develop a hospital of the future that is accessible, efficient, and scalable. We illustrated a more intimate inpatient environment inspired by the small household model in senior living, with a heavy emphasis on connecting patients visually and physically to nature.

2016 Design Build Institute of America National Award of Merit

 

Awarded for our work on the surgical and procedural care expansion of St. Luke’s in Duluth, MN. The project has transformed the capabilities of St. Luke’s Health Care System and elevated the level of medical care available to the local community.

2016 Institute for Patient-Centered Design’s Competition Finalist

 

ERDMAN’s concept addresses the challenge of the lines between inpatient, outpatient, and the families of caregivers surrounding fellow patients under treatment in pediatric oncology.  These lines can blur over the months of treatment a child is receiving. Cohorts of caregivers and patients undergoing treatment, along with the team of clinicians that often become an extended family make up the unique ecosystem of pediatric oncology care.

2016 Adaptive Reuse Award

 

The Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo recently presented ERDMAN a Symposium Distinction Award in the Adaptive Reuse category for demonstrating exceptional creativity in successfully renovating and repurposing an existing space.  This year’s award recognizes ERDMAN’s design and delivery of the Rush River North Health Center in downtown Chicago, a new branch location of Rush University Medical Center.

KEY EXAMPLES

Creating a premiere regional orthopedic facility and making it a highlight of the community

Expanding to offer a comprehensive range of specialties helped this surgical practice become the dominant market choice.

Creating a new choice in healthcare by keeping the community in mind every step

Getting this comprehensive cancer center built by giving people a wholly different—and better—way to receive cancer care.