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Type of Publication: An Open Letter to Policy Makers
Title: Architecture a Critical Ingredient of Pandemic Medicine
Authors: William J. Hercules, FAIA, FACHA, FACHE; Diana Anderson, MD, ACHA; Marc Sansom, MBA
Date: March 21, 2020
The built environment is a critical part of pandemic solutions and emergency preparedness.
Excerpt: Architects in general, and specifically board-certified healthcare architects, are key and valuable resources for rapid adjustments to current hospital and non-hospital infrastructure – repurposing old healthcare buildings, erecting temporary structures, and considering emergency preparedness in our building’s codes and design guidelines. Current space utilization in hospitals can be quickly evaluated by these experts to maximize existing areas for use.
Read our complete Open Letter on Architecture and Pandemic Preparedness HERE.