We understand the uniqueness of health care projects as evidenced by the following statements:
Our design for healthcare environments seeks to nurture the connection between patients and care.
Research and evidence based design data supports the premise that the experience of spaces, when designed for optimal care, can positively impact patient satisfaction and health outcomes.
We engage in this process by incorporating patient and family needs, staff process and workflow, and healthcare performance in the design of the built environment.
We balance the needs of patients, families, and staff with budget and revenue requirements and long term needs to create enduring, facilities for human care
DAVID L. POTTS, AIA, LEED AP Healthcare Studio Lead
David has committed his professional career to the design of healthcare environments. A demonstrated leader, his resume spans a multitude of healthcare project types of varying size and complexity for numerous healthcare systems throughout the state of Ohio. His experience includes leading the design team and working collaboratively in planning, design, project management and construction administration roles.
* David Potts completed these projects prior to DS Architecture.
Main Campus - Cleveland, Ohio
To create an improved care environment, this series of projects re-purposed the OR’s at the existing G building facility and added 10,000 SF PACU. The project achieved IT infrastructure upgrades to support new surgical technology improvements and reorganized adjacencies for better workflow and department function.
Fairview Hospital - Cleveland, Ohio
Multiple projects at the hospital’s existing labor and delivery department expanded capacity and improved the physical environment to provide enhanced care for labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum and NICU. Upgrades to meet ODH standards and planning for improved security were included.
Ambulatory Health Center, Brecksville, Ohio
The development of a new care model was a critical component of this 70,000 SF new comprehensive outpatient facility. David worked with the comprehensive team of stakeholders including the developer, hospital administrators, architectural/engineering team, critical department heads, and facilities and technology staff to complete a project that enabled MetroHealth to provide an enhanced level of trauma care to the surrounding community.
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
James Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Columbus, Ohio
These two projects transformed one floor of underutilized laboratory space into an ambulatory marrow transplant unit and a separate outpatient critical care unit.