FFKR Architects’ Healthcare Design Studio is dedicated to serving society through the creation of beautiful, healing environments that enable outstanding patient care. We believe in an integrated project approach, combining our design skills and knowledge of best practices with user expertise to achieve client goals and aspirations. Our expertise in healthcare typologies spans all sectors of ambulatory and acute care, and multiple specialties including behavioral health, reproductive health, and ophthalmology. We bring to each project a deep understanding of current research, planning trends, and best practices. Each project is unique, and we use this understanding to explore with every client innovative solutions to reduce operating costs and improve health outcomes.
Research demonstrates the positive impact that good design has on outcomes and patient satisfaction. We focus on design elements that decrease patient stress, such as intuitive way-finding, access to daylighting and nature, as well as healthcare appropriate materials and palettes with a hospitality infusion. In the early planning phases of each project, working closely with the client, we look for the unique human-centered project attributes around which we can form strong guiding concepts to unify the project. We are recognized for our ability to create beautiful architecture and designs that share each client’s brand and vision.
FFKR is a member of the Center for Health Design, which advances best practices and empowers healthcare leaders with quality research that demonstrates the value of design to improve health outcomes, patient experience of care, and provider/staff satisfaction and performance. FFKR has presented evidence-based design research at the National Healthcare Design Conference, and our work has been recognized by their national awards program. Our studio leaders are skilled at creating and facilitating visioning sessions at the outset of a project which allow project stakeholders to drill down to the essence of their needs to develop focused design strategies. We are experts at leading a Lean design process to eliminate waste, and we are adept at facilitating consensus among all stakeholders on the directions selected by institutional leadership.