We explore what it means for use to become untethered by typology, from economic and policy factors leading to investment in population health, to the role of Big Data in defining populations and health metrics for planning and design. For architecture to stay relevant, we must design places that break down cultural, economic and social barriers to wellness.
The thought process is sound. The research is credible. But moving the large healthcare machine is a difficult task. It is hard to look beyond the waiting room chair and leftover space. It is hard to invest in spaces that don’t provide revenue. The exam space is essential, the healthcare team and their work areas cannot be eliminated. Those spaces are the core, the reason for the Ambulatory Care Center is there, and the waiting room is what is leftover. When we look at what we know, we can create a waiti