Health Sciences is a Center of Excellence at NORR. We employ a collaborative approach to health facilities, through integrated thinking while leveraging design excellence. Guided by human-centric and evidence-based design, our team believes in creating healing environments, placing patients at the center of their care. We identify emerging influences, forecasting adoption of technology and fully understand the implications of market dynamic forces, such as value-based care, integrated practice units and other opportunities that require alignment in the ways that we deliver care.
Informed On Patient Experience
Our Health Sciences team consists of 50 professionals in six offices across the globe. Our clinicians, architects, engineers and designers are highly experienced and have worked with leading clinicians in many of the world’s top hospitals. We have unique expertise and passion for the design of patient experience, clinical care redesign, clinical effectiveness, and space optimization to improve access and work flows, care coordination, care transitions, advocacy and policy. We help our clients reimage their spaces, creating a healing environment integrating physical, emotional and spiritual values into each design. Integrating clinical programming, functional efficiencies and inspired design, our designers leverage our knowledge in human- centered design to provide the highest quality of care.
Well-Rounded and Equally Specialized
Health Sciences is continually evolving around the world, with higher demands placed on institutions to deliver more and varied services – and in new ways. The NORR team has deep expertise in all types of health sciences building solutions from modern hospital design to public health facilities, health education centers, biotechnology, laboratories and research environments. We engage in all levels of research to understand the central question for improved outcomes in the built environment. We do this through post occupancy evaluation of our facilities, as well as others, through our translational and community health initiatives and also through research projects endeavoring to understand the needs of a particular community as it relates to an appropriate care delivery model.
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Space Transformation
Setting a new global standard for healthcare hospitality