Walgreens, CVS Health, Walmart, and Amazon, what do they all have in common? They are all large retail stores that have chain stores or a vast retail market reach across the United States and are trying their hand at the healthcare industry. These new entries to the healthcare industry are challenging traditional healthcare providers and shifting how we view medical care. Not only are they making services more widely available, but they also provide transparent,Read More
COVID-19 has accelerated the access and prevalence of virtual healthcare platforms. Once thought of as a future technology, telemedicine has quickly become part of a “new normal” that providers and patients must navigate.Read More
Ensuring Healthcare Worker Safety
Healthcare workers have a higher risk of experiencing workplace violence than workers in many other industries. Why should healthcare worker safety be different than employee safety in other industries? It’s an exposure issue: Healthcare workplace violence is most often perpetrated by patients. Family members, other visitors, coworkers and others can also become involved in workplace violence.Read More
Four recently-completed facilities designed by Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP (PRA) were honored by the Wisconsin Chapter of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) at the organization’s 2019 Design Excellence Awards on March 21.Read More
If your business requires open communication between staff, then your physical environment must respond to their communication needs. We work in teams on the design of all of our architectural projects. There may be five or more architects working on one project. It is extremely important that they can easily communicate with each other, and keep in touch with other project teams.
Three years ago, we moved from an individual cubicle environment with five-foot partitions to an open office design with fewer lower partitions.Read More
Learning about past experiences in design and construction is key in order to keep creating quality healthcare environments. The Healthcare in the Built Environment Conference is a chance for Owners, representatives, designers, architects, contractors, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction to continue that education. Healthcare environments are complex systems best accomplished through collaboration and teamwork. This conference is structured to facilitate the communication required to achieve optimal outcomes.Read More
Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP announced the promotion of Kevin Broich, AIA, NCARB to Partner, effective as of January 1, 2018.
“Kevin has been a tremendous addition not only to our healthcare studio, but to the firm overall,” said David Raysich, AIA, Managing Partner. “He brings a number of positive attributes to our team, including his leadership, expertise, and level of care for our clients and their end-users. He’s a great fit for our partnership and I look forward to seeing where his leadership can help take our firm moving forward.”
Most people think the main job of an Architect is to create beautiful buildings. But that’s only partly correct. At PRA, we’re problem solvers first. Clients hire us when they have a facilities issue they don’t have the ability to solve by themselves. Our clients either need additional physical space, want to improve operational efficiency, or need to improve their image or facility brand. In many cases, the client needs or wants all three.Read More