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Architects | September 07, 2014 | Gresham Smith Blog

It's happening at community hospitals all over America: leadership teams are looking for ways to maintain margins by managing underutilized and non...

All images courtesy of GS&P

Architects | August 22, 2014 | Gresham Smith Blog

Community Hospice of Northeast Florida took an outdated 10-bed inpatient hospice unit and created a space that would meet the needs of patients rec...

When designing Schwan Cosmetics USAs 173,000-sf headquarters and manufacturing facility in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Gresham, Smith and Partners reviewed three potential sites using site optimization software called SiteOps. In a short timeframe, the firm developed conceptual grading plans for each of the three sites with a grading cost analysis for each. Rendering: courtesy GS&P

Architects | June 10, 2014 | Gresham Smith Blog

The biggest cost differential when dealing in site development from one site to another is the earthwork. So, when selecting a site, it is critical...

Seating, desk and shelving space encourage the presence of family and friends, while high-quality finishes in the patient room and restroom create a less institutional, more-homelike environment. (Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, Fla.). Photo: GS&P

Architects | May 21, 2014 | Gresham Smith Blog

Palliative care strives to make patients comfortable as they are receiving treatment for a severe illness. As hospitals seek to avoid Affordable Ca...

Architects | February 13, 2014 | Gresham Smith Blog

Having physically disassociated from a central hospital, FEDs must overcome the particular challenges associated with a satellite location, namely...

Architects | January 30, 2014 | Gresham Smith Blog

"Open office" has been a major buzzword for decades, and like any buzzword, some of the novelty has worn off. I don't believe we will abandon the o...

Left to right: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were private explorers commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson to figure out what exactly the U.S. had acquired with the Louisiana Purchase; A public-private partnership made it possible for the Transcontinental Railroad-nearly 2,000 miles long- to be completed in six years, spurring incredible development and growth; The Internet was invented in a government lab but developed and commercialized in the private sector.

Building Owner | October 29, 2013 | Gresham Smith Blog

The factors currently complicating public projects—a lack of funding and resistance to tax increases—are unlikely to change anytime soon. As develo...

Building Owner | October 14, 2013 | Gresham Smith Blog

Most hospitals have begun the Lean process improvement stage to eliminate waste, reduce travel distances, and minimize inventory, with varying leve...

Airports | August 21, 2013 | Gresham Smith Blog

Wayfinding is more than just signs; it requires a holistic approach based on communicating information that helps people make the right decision at...

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Building Owner | August 08, 2013 | Gresham Smith Blog

Accolades for Nashville, Tenn., my hometown and GS&P’s flagship location, just keep piling up. In 2011, Forbes named Nashville No. 3 on their l...

Architects | July 25, 2013 | Gresham Smith Blog
Call centers typically bring to mind an image of crowded rows of stressed-out employees who are usually receiving calls from people with a problem or...
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