Sarah Bader s/b IIDA
The transition from inpatient to outpatient has had a dramatic effect on hospital vacancy rates as more hospitals struggle with how to balance a declining inpatient population in facilities designed to support an old model of care. Changing demographics and mergers and acquisitions are creating further pressures on these aging facilities. What is the future for these architectural eyesores or icons?
In this session, we will discuss:
The economics driving the real estate decisions to repurpose or demolish
Project benchmarks and case studies – which facilities have solved this problem well, where are the lessons learned?
What are the design solutions we can all learn from?
Understand economic parameters driving real estate decisions to repurpose or demolish
Explore industry benchmarks to understand key components for successful facility transitions
Learn effective design strategies to capitalize on existing infrastructure