Architecture

NY Build Conference - March 12th/13th

NY Build Expo 2019

NY Build Expo 2019

Our Principal Mike and Senior Project Manager Dan were invited to the NY Build Conference Expo held at the Javits Center in New York City where they spoke to the audience about PDS’s work in Behavioral Health Design. The NY Builds Expo is a two day event that gathers professionals across the design and construction industry. More information on the expo can be found at the website: https://www.newyorkbuildexpo.com

The presentations covered code reviews, concepts, outcomes and lessons learned from several Behavioral Health facilities that PDS has completed in the past few years. Here are a few slides from the presentation.


Bringing in the Community

Mike Pomarico and Stephen Delray presenting at the MMC Weiler ED project to the community.

Mike Pomarico and Stephen Delray presenting at the MMC Weiler ED project to the community.

As Emergency Departments continues to see large volumes of patients, longer wait time, and over crowded spaces, it is necessary to re-think and re-design how a modern emergency department functions.  

Last week, our Principal, Mike, and Project Manager, Stephen, engaged the community with the new design and renovation of the Emergency Department at Montefiore Medical Center's Weiler Campus in Manhattan.   These community meetings are very important, and as designers we must be very receptive to feedback, concerns, and suggestions amongst the community.  

 

Later on we caught up with Mike and had the opportunity to hear some of his thoughts on the processes of these meetings.

What is the importance of these meetings?

Mike: It is important to the hospital's mission to integrate the community into the delivery of care and to maintain and raise the awareness level to not only improvements that are being made in the continuum of care, but also what choices are available for deliver of care.

What does the client (hospital) get from the meeting?

Mike: The client builds their relationship with the community.  They build a sense of trust, the client also convey's their mission to the community and obtains a buy in on their care delivery model.  The client also gains valuable information related to patient satisfaction as it pertains to both access and quality of care.

How much pull do they have as stakeholders?

Mike: The community as stake holders are influences whom are able to, through their community board and other social and political associations, broadcast the hospitals mission plans, achievements and care delivery models to a broad base of the community.

How do these meetings effect our design?

Mike: As we present to and participate in the questions and answer portion of the meeting, we have the opportunity to preemptively understand community needs and concerns that may offer potential design adjustments and/or modifications.

ER, Critical Care & Trauma

Pomarico Design Studio has had the pleasure to design and build the Emergency Department and supporting programs at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.   As emergency departments continue to be heavily used, PDS is innovating creative solutions to improve the ED experience.  Through strategic planning, collaborating with hospital staff, and innovating the latest health technology, our goal is to create the best environment of care during times of uncertainty.

Take a fly through of the ED + supporting programs at LCMH.

Video Credit: Lake Charles Memorial Health System

Emergencies don’t stop at the ER door. Memorial is committed to providing everything patients need for critical care and trauma.
— Lake Charles Memorial Health System

The Art of Visualization

 

From pencil sketches and watercolors to modern computer based renderings, architectural visualization has proven to be the keystone to client project comprehension. The ability to take two dimensional line work drawings and bring them into our three dimensional world creates a link between what is in the architects mind's eye and what the built project will look and feel like.

Architectural visualization seeks to strike a balance between the often criticized utopian ideal of a project and the realities of its surroundings by creating a series of image which tell the story of the space to clients and future users. This can be especially important in healthcare design where much of the functionality of the space takes place in the three dimensional plane. Where plans and elevations show the layout of a room in relation to the whole through a series of drawings, a rendering can show how the space feels in a single, easily comprehensible image. 

The following are renderings and photographs of some of our recent projects:

Emergency Department at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital


Emergency Department at HackensackUMC Pascack Valley Hospital


Linear Accelerator at Chilton Hospital


Nursing Station at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital


Infusion Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering - Basking Ridge Hospital


Entry Lobby at Memorial Sloan Kettering - Basking Ridge Hospital