11/5/2019 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Track:Advancements in Evidence-Based Design Research
“Flexibility” is a buzz word today, but one full of both promise and confusion. As diverse stakeholders seek flexibility, many are asking: What exactly does flexibility mean? How does the desire for flexibility influence design? And is flexibility a real advantage? This session will delve into the results of a research study exploring the meaningful use of flexibility across multiple layers for facilities including site, structure, skin, services, space plan, and social areas. Presenters will share a framework to design for flexibility in outpatient environments and offer honest insights on how the framework, once applied, held up in high-level strategic planning and design.