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Is there a way to test for Covid-19 without PPE?

Is there a way to test for Covid-19 without PPE?

by Luke Voiland, AIAA thorny issue shaping the current public health crisis is broad access to COVID-19 testing. If we could conduct wide-scale testing, we would be able to pinpoint the carriers and contain the spread of the infection. Yet testing has not been keeping...

The Link: Phoenix’s new living room

The Link: Phoenix’s new living room

by Arlinda ShtuniThese days people are flocking to Phoenix, a gravitational center of urban activity and the fastest growing city in America. Teeming with entrepreneurial energy and economic development, it is expanding both outward and upward. Students and...

Giving great writers rooms of their own

Giving great writers rooms of their own

By Arlinda ShtuniIn her seminal “A Room of One’s Own” Virginia Woolf wrote: “A writer needs money to provide her with the time, and she needs room to provide her with the space.” Envisioning Harvard University’s new Creative Writing Center gave us the rare pleasure of...

The making of a makerspace

The making of a makerspace

by Amanda VigneauMakerspaces are everywhere. They are popping up in schools, community centers, libraries; emerging as hubs for experimentation, learning and cross disciplinary inquiry. As we envision these spaces, we often ask: What makes a makerspace successful? And...

Integrated patient care leads the way

Integrated patient care leads the way

For more than 30 years, we have partnered with Yale New Haven Health (YNHH) to support their strategic vision and evolving medical practice. Our design thinking has guided their transformation from a single academic medical center into a system of campuses and...

Elevating mental health at North Shore Medical Center

Elevating mental health at North Shore Medical Center

by Cathleen LangeAs designers, we’re enabling a critical shift in the perception and treatment of behavioral health. Mental illnesses affect tens of millions of people each year in the U.S., yet according to estimates, only half of the people with mental illnesses...

Giving students room to grow

Giving students room to grow

by Joel PettigrewAn evolution has taken place in higher education over the last decade. Today’s campuses have come a long way from the narrowly focused academic institutions of yore. They are not just places where one goes to study, but dynamic microcosms of activity...

The benefits of co-locating design and construction teams

The benefits of co-locating design and construction teams

by Jennifer Aliber and Michelle MantegnaAs demand for faster, more efficient and progressive projects across renovations and new construction accelerates, the request for in-person, cross-team collaboration has followed suit. Co-location holds the promise of...

Demystifying pharmacy regulations

Demystifying pharmacy regulations

by Carole WedgeSatisfying the recently updated U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) 797 and 800 regulations can be a daunting task for healthcare facilities. In fact, at a recent New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society Conference, only five health facility reps were...