Completed in 2015, the multi-year and multi-method pre and post occupancy evaluation examined the new Bridgepoint Hospital in Toronto, Canada and how its architectural design impacted the psychosocial well-being and health of its patients and the staff who care for them.
Providence Care Hospital
A pre and post occupancy evaluation of three sites, in Kingston Canada the existing St. Mary’s of the Lake and Mental Health Services buildings and the new Providence Care Hospital that will house staff, patients and clients, from the two existing buildings. The estimated completion date for this project is 2019.
St. Catharines Site Niagara Health System
A post occupancy evaluation of an acute and critical care hospital that opened in March 2013. The five storey community hospital replaced two other facilities and introduced regional services such as comprehensive cancer care, mental health and addiction services, paediatric care, intensive care and emergency and ambulatory care.
Checking In and Checking Out. The Hotel Experience
A series of design and user experience case studies of North American and European hotels. Assessing how cultural differences and the overall hotel design including the lobby, guest rooms and amenities impact guests and staff.
West Park Healthcare Centre
As part of the planning design and compliance team led by HOK architects. A pre and post occupancy framework for evaluation was prepared and presented to the West Park Healthcare Centre leadership team.
The current redevelopment project includes construction of a new hospital building, including a total of 314 rehabilitation and complex continuing care inpatient beds and enhanced ambulatory care services. Two existing hospital buildings will be demolished allowing for the creation of a new street entrance and therapeutic outdoor spaces.
St. Michael’s Hospital
A tailored and site specific pre and post occupancy framework for evaluation was submitted to hospital leadership that outlined all of the priority areas for observation and the associated timelines.
The current redevelopment project includes the construction of a new 17 story patient tower and an expansion of the emergency department.
Available do it yourself resources intended to assist with the preparations of major research initiatives. The first in the series of toolkits is a planning guide for post occupancy evaluations.
The guide is designed to harvest required information as identified by the evaluation team from the various experts that are involved in a healthcare redevelopment project.