Architecture firm expands healthcare studio

BOSTON, Jan. 22,, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —Margulies Perruzzi (MP), one of New England’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, is pleased to announce that its healthcare studio continues to grow and expand its scope of services with the addition of Bob Humenn, AIA as Director of Healthcare Strategy. Bob joins Jason Costello, AIA, EDAC and John Fowler, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP, in leading the healthcare studio at MP. Bob will strengthen the strategic master planning and long-range planning capabilities while serving as an additional client resource in clinical programming and planning.

“Bob’s expertise will benefit our clients during the strategic planning and programming phases, helping them to align their capital investments with clinical growth as reimbursements and healthcare reform continue to evolve,” said Jason Costello, AIA, EDAC, associate principal at Margulies Perruzzi. “His leadership and design skills, combined with his practical, hands-on focus, will play an integral role in the continued growth of our healthcare practice.”

With extensive experience in the field of healthcare planning and design, Bob was an executive principal at Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) in Boston where he was the lead medical planner, programmer and designer. While at SBA he worked on the 54,000 SF cancer center for the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford, Mass.; a 65,000 SF cancer center and 75,000 SF adjoining medical office building for the Hospital of Central Connecticut Cancer Center for Hartford Healthcare in New Britain, Conn.; a special care nursery and NICU for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston; and a new musculoskeletal ambulatory surgery center and medical office building for New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.

Bob fuels his passion for the for the industry as a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE/NEHES), the National Council for Architectural Research Boards (NCARB), American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) where he is the past chairman of the Healthcare Facilities Committee.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer our Healthcare, Science, Workplace and Real Estate clients the high level of expertise critical to the success of their missions,” said Marc Margulies, FAIA, LEED AP, principal and senior partner at Margulies Perruzzi. “The healthcare industry is growing at a rapid rate, and innovation and new thinking are no longer optional. Our mission is to provide forward thinking content from experts in the field that inspire and provide actionable insights to healthcare leaders who are responsible for facilities looking to grow, expand and keep up with the rising number of people coming through their doors.”

While healthcare is an expertise unto itself, the team at MP is rethinking what a healthcare space looks and feels like by leveraging best practices from every discipline, Workplace, Science and Real Estate Development, and applying them to healthcare design. By designing and creating spaces that physically and emotionally communicate each client’s goal, MP strives to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, attract and retain high performing teams, and maximize clinical efficiency.

“Our team has delivered healthcare projects of increasingly sophisticated scope and scale in both the inpatient and ambulatory markets, while offering a unique advantage for clinical administration solutions for specific departments as well as entire healthcare systems,” said John Fowler, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP, associate principal at Margulies Perruzzi. “The deep knowledge Bob brings to complex clinical departments like surgery and new interventional radiology suites will allow us to provide our clients with creative solutions to their most complex challenges in the heart of the hospital.”

Some current healthcare projects include:

Harvard Street Community Health Center, Margulies Perruzzi

Harvard Street Community Health Center (Dorchester, Mass.)
A new 25,000 SF community health center will address deficiencies associated with the current health center building, which is outdated and in need of repair. The new health center will enhance the patient experience by addressing space configuration concerns, leveraging new technology, and allowing for the co-location and integration of Primary care and behavioral health services. Finally, this new building will afford HSNHC additional opportunities to serve the community through the incorporation of a teaching kitchen, education/conference center and food pantry etc.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Endoscopy Suite, Margulies Perruzzi

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Endoscopy Suite (Burlington, Mass.)
New 13,500 SF endoscopy suite utilizes emerging, state-of-the-art “pass-through and tracking” scope processing technologies to reduce the risk of infection and provide better patient care. Designing the facility with the first-of-its-kind equipment required strategic planning and coordination by the design team, and marks only the second installation of the sophisticated technology in the U.S.

Southern Maine Health Care Inpatient Behavioral Health Units, Margulies Perruzzi

Southern Maine Health Care Inpatient Behavioral Health Units (Sanford, Maine)
A 25,000 SF renovation of the existing inpatient hospital to improve regional access to behavioral healthcare. MaineHealth is relocating the existing 12-bed adult behavioral healthcare unit from Biddeford to Sanford and expanding the number of beds to a total of 40 In partnership with Array Architects, the project brings a welcoming feel to a complex and challenging program with access to new exterior roof deck.

Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Margulies Perruzzi

Sturdy Memorial Hospital (Attleboro, Mass.)
New construction of a 29,000 SF medical office building to increase capacity for orthopedics, physical therapy, primary care, rheumatology clinic, and patient service center.

MP’s scope of services includes programming and planning, site evaluation and clinical test fits, ground up construction, interior design, sustainable design, WELL Building, and LEAN process improvement.

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Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program is first and largest private-sector clinic in the nation with reimagined and responsive design

BOSTON, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Margulies Perruzzi (MP), one of New England’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, today announced that its high performance clinical workplace design for the Home Base Veteran and Family Care Center has been honored with awards from CoreNet Global New England and IFMA BostonHome Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, received the CoreNet Global New England 2019 Award of Excellence, Best New Small Workplace and the IFMA Boston 2019 Best Practice Award of Excellence, Medium Project. A video of the Home Base project can be viewed here.

Completed in 2018, Home Base’s new 26,422 SF facility in Charlestown, Mass. doubles the organization’s program capacity and delivers a broad range of key innovations to its facility design, providing the space and resources needed to significantly enhance the mental healthcare and support services provided to U.S. service members, veterans, and their families dealing with “invisible wounds.” The new facility also combines wellness, nutrition and fitness into a first-of-its-kind brain health center.

Founded in 2009, Home Base is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds, such as traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, and related mental health conditions, forveterans, service members,and their families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education, and research. Home Base’s touted “National Center of Excellence” reflects a powerful, national shift in the delivery of clinical care and design for the patient experience.

“Home Base is the first and largest private-sector clinic in the nation devoted to helping at-risk veterans and military families regain the lives they once had. Our new home allows us to finally match the top quality of care at Home Base with the space and environment that surrounds it,” said Home Base Executive Director Brigadier General (ret.) Jack Hammond. “As our design partner, MP collaborated with us through an evolutionary process of discovery to create this new center, enabling us to scale our innovative and effective approach to mental health and brain injury care for more veterans, service members, and their families.”

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As one of New England’s top architectural and interior design firms, Margulies Perruzzi (MP) designs Workplace, Health+Science, and Real Estate projects that inspire and nurture human endeavor. 

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Interior designer part of global movement to leverage wellness standard for buildings and interior spaces

BOSTON, Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Margulies Perruzzi(MP), one of New England’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, announced today that interior designer Alison Buckley, Associate IIDA has earned her WELL Accredited Professional (AP) certification. Developed by Green Building Certification Inc. (GBCI) in collaboration with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the WELL AP signifies advanced knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment, and specialization in the WELL Building Standard.

The cutting-edge WELL Building Standard is the leading global rating system and the first to be focused exclusively on the way that buildings, and everything in them, can improve our comfort, drive better choices, and generally enhance, not compromise, our health and wellness. According to the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), the global wellness economy was a $4.5 trillion market in 2018, with the Workplace Wellness sector representing $48 billion.

“We commend Alison on taking the initiative to pursue the WELL AP exam and we are confident it will help our clients promote wellness in the workplace,” said Janet Morra, AIA, LEED AP, principal and partner at Margulies Perruzzi. “The workspace is an important physical asset within which a high degree of ingenuity and productivity is enabled. In 2016, we launched our first Workplace Strategy research, drawing on more than two decades of working with countless companies to help them create the optimal work environment. We are excited to have Alison’s expertise in the WELL Building Standard to add to our portfolio of service offerings.”

WELL Certified offices are conversation starters with HR professionals and corporate leaders looking to introduce comprehensive wellness values and outputs to their company and culture. WELL Certified offices help employers:

  • Attract and retain employees, clients and investors
  • Build brand equity through leadership and innovation
  • Maximize performance of employees by contributing to increased productivity, reduced absences, and increased job satisfaction/engagement
  • Promote health and well-being to 100% of employees

Alison earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education from Elmira College and a Master of Arts in Interior Architecture from NESAD (Suffolk University).

About Margulies Perruzzi
As one of New England’s top architectural and interior design firms, Margulies Perruzzi (MP) designs Workplace, Health+Science, and Real Estate projects that inspire and nurture human endeavor.

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