We bring informed programming and design excellence to the forefront of every healthcare project. 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 architects, engineers and designers are highly experienced and have worked with leading clinicians in many of the world’s top hospitals. We have unique knowledge and passion for the design of patient experience, clinical care redesign, clinical effectiveness, and space optimization to improve access and workflows, 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 and functional efficiencies, our team leverages their knowledge to provide the highest quality of informed design.
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 experience 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 research projects. The objective is to understand the needs of a particular community as it relates to an appropriate care delivery model.
Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower, St. Michael’s Hospital Redevelopment Project
New patient care tower is key to a hospital’s renewal
Guthrie Clinic, Robert Packer Hospital Emergency Department Expansion
Tripling the capacity of a busy emergency department