Vibra Healthcare held a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration on February 12th in honor of its new freestanding, inpatient acute rehabilitation hospital designed by Puchlik Design Associates (PDA). The first of its kind in the Coachella Valley, the rehabilitation hospital is located on the corner of Ramon and Duvall in Rancho Mirage, California and has 50 private patient rooms including two bariatric isolation rooms with dialysis and advanced rehabilitation technology.
Passing the Architect Registration Examination and the California’s Supplemental Examination is no easy task. It shows skill, dedication to high standards in professional practice and commitment to the design of healthy and safe environments.
Gerry Puchlik and Melinda Lehman are honored to be on the Advisory Board for the Cal Poly Pomona Healthcare Architecture Initiative. On October 24th, Gerry and Melinda, along with Iliana Kolettis and Korina Salas, conducted an afternoon studio session for the healthcare architecture students.
PDA is excited to work with AIA Pasadena & Foothill Chapter and our local healthcare community to create a synergetic platform to present work and provide opportunities for networking. The committee's inaugural presentation on Understanding OSHPD 3 Clinics – What It Is & What It Is Not will be given by PDA’s Bruce Macpherson, AIA, LEED AP on Thursday, October 25 at IMEG in Pasadena
The AIA Pasadena & Foothill Chapter is launching a new Healthcare Committee organized by Puchlik Design Associates’ very own Brian Cravens, AIA and Michelle Ferial Asadies, AIA. Affiliated with the long-running AIA | LA Healthcare Committee, the new
Puchlik Design Associates is proud to announce the promotion of two key members of PDA’s Leadership Team to Associate positions. As a seasoned Project Architect and Project Manager, Peter Schubin, AIA brings over 30 years of professional experience…
Catch PDA’s Michelle Ferial Asadies, AIA, ARB, LEED AP, at the AIA LA Powerful V event next Thursday, September 20th. Michelle will talk about the “Lean-In” Initiative: Women, Work, Well-Being and the Will to Lead. Hope you got tickets to this sold out event. Should be a great discussion!
Recent PDA alumni, Leah Walker, joined us this week to present on her adventures as a nursing student. Leah shared with us her observations and insightful comments on the facility she is training in, from a user’s perspective. We find gaining knowledge of the user’s needs and perceptions of what works and what does not, helps us improve our approach to providing the best solutions for our healthcare clients.
PDA’s Gerald Puchlik, AIA, ACHA will present along with Dr. Marwa Kilani, Providence Holy Cross Medical Director of Palliative Care, on design and operational methodologies for optimal end-of-life care delivery at AIA|LA Healthcare Committee’s monthly speaker series. Hear how the clinician and design team collaborated to develop a palliative care suite as a pilot program along with lessons learned from the first year and a half of operation.
PDA is very excited for the upcoming opening of the nearly complete Rehabilitation Hospital in Rancho Mirage for Vibra Healthcare. A group of 15 PDA staff trekked out to the desert oasis the Saturday to walk through the new facility our project team diligently worked on completely over the past year. We look forward to the doors opening to patients towards the end of August and the ribbon cutting ceremony in September.