Jan 17, 2023
Cheryl’s guests today on the
podcast are two very special souls; Bryan Langlands, FAIA, FACHA,
EDAC, LEED GA Principal NBBJ Architecture and Edwin Beltran NCIDQ,
FIIDA, ASSOC. AIA, Partner, Lead Interior Designer, NBBJ
Architecture. In part 1 of today’s episode, Bryan shares the
concept of “Moments of Generosity in Planning” and
how, without comprising the budget, this method of planning, deeply
improves the experience of patients and caregivers alike in ways
you might not think of. Edwin shares the design concept he
practices called Essentialism and how it plays a
role in a value driven design. This and so much more about what’s
happening now in healthcare design, planning and architecture on
part 1 of today’s episode.
Learn more about Bryan Langlands, Edwin Beltran and NBBJ by visiting: http://www.nbbj.com/.
In Part 1 of Cheryl’s conversation with Bryan and Edwin, they discuss:
The world is changing
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Body fats and soap scums provide a rich food sauce for micro-organisms such as airborne bacteria Serratia Marcescens, which thrive in humid conditions.
We know that people with weakened immune systems are so much more vulnerable to the illnesses associated with infection and let’s face it, none of us go into the shower with an expectation that we might get sick.
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