Puchlik Design Associates, Inc. is proud to announce the promotion of Michelle Ferial Asadies, AIA, ARB, LEED AP to Senior Associate. With over 18 years of experience in the architecture and construction industry, Michelle brings her expertise in programming, medical planning, design and management to a range of healthcare, educational and institutional projects at PDA.
The VALBHS Master Plan Site/Space Utilization Study is a multi-phased planning study to identify revitalization and improvement efforts to the Veterans Affairs Long Beach Healthcare System campus.
PDA has recently completed the remodel of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s outpatient Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Departments at their Mark Goodson Medical Office Building (MGB) in the heart of the Beverly Grove district in Los Angeles. With the goal of creating an improved care environment, PDA worked closely with Cedars’ staff, stakeholders and consultants to deliver improved clinical function while accommodating increased patient load in compliance with OSHPD 3 regulations.
PDA’s Design Lab 360 is a monthly forum where our staff engages in roundtable discussions, charrettes and brainstorming sessions related to the healthcare industry and our in-house architectural projects. Open to all staff to participate as a part of the Design Team, the platform creates opportunity to push ideas further, explore lessons learned, healthcare design trends, programming methodologies, project delivery, 3D modeling tips and emerging technologies.
PDA’s architectural staff recently toured the near complete Rancho Mirage Rehabilitation Hospital for Vibra Healthcare. The ground-up project is slated to open early next year and will bring much needed post procedure and acute care services to the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas.
PDA’s exceptional group of architects, designers and support staff collaborate every day to deliver excellent projects to our clients. We are proud to announce the promotionof three very talented members of our studio team.
Today we are excited to announce our new YouTube series ‘Basics With Bruce’ where PDA’s Principal, Bruce Macpherson, explores everything from the latest in healthcare design trends and technology to how to tackle successful project delivery.
In my capacity as the Chairman of the Hospital Building Safety Board I have occasion to interact with code changes and their implications. Of particular interest right now is not so much a code change, but rather a potential implication created by the adoption of the 2016 California Building Code (CBC).
With healthcare in flux, the challenges and scarcity of receiving reimbursements have become a horrendous effort for healthcare providers. However burdensome, this issue has created opportunities for the healthcare industry to look at new ways of generating income.
PDA provided full architectural services for this 10,000 square foot renovation to accommodate the new Ophthalmology Specialty Surgical Center slated for OSHPD 3 certification. Designed to comply with OSHPD 3 requirements, the Surgical Center includes