Programming is the opportunity to identify all of the physical and organizational issues to be solved in the design phase of a project. PDA acts as the initiator of ideas, providing you with creative alternatives to the issues presented. During programming we define the size, location, movement patterns and a basic configuration of the facility with attention paid to overall project costs.
The process includes:
Establishing a project schedule and budget
Gathering information such as existing conditions, furniture inventories, and staff, patients and families’ needs
Understanding the organization and their workflow processes
Identifying department representatives and conducting interviews
Developing a written space program with the needs relevant to each user group