Chapter 2 – Case Studies
The design of this facility will first look to historical precedents to help create the overall design narrative, and inform the design process. These precedents will be looked to help solve the design problems that where discussed in the previous chapter. These will direct the facilities design in both concept development as well as space layout.
The first of the historical precedents is the Paimio Sanatorium which was designed with the user of the space at the forefront of the design process. Secondly the church of light uses that element to create a comfortable and ethereal space for the end users. The third is the city of culture which allows for the user of the space as a whole to both interact with the built environment as well as move though the space with ease. Through a look into what makes these spaces a success, as well as looking at what they lack, will create a design narrative that will influence the built environment for the users of this treatment center.
The Paimio Sanatorium The Paimio Sanatorium was designed by Alvar Aalto in an open competition 1928. This project is considered Aalto’s breakthrough into the higher ranks of architecture. The Sanatorium is considered ahead of its time as a patient first design years before, what we now consider evidence based design, was considered a forefront for the healthcare design world. The term of evidence-based design wasn’t defined until 2003 when architect D. Kirk
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The second choice for the alternative design for Dynacorp would be Functional / Product matrix of strategic design. Dynacorp manufactures a range of products in the field of global information systems and communications. Since it has the major functional structures defined such as engineering, manufacturing and marketing, it can be linked to the various products Dynacorp manufactures. This allows comparatively easier transformation from the existing structure.
In this case study, first year third grade teacher, Maggie Lindberg, is having trouble controlling her class. The children are well-behaved during their art period. However, when Ms. Lindberg is in charge, they are highly uncontrollable. They talk when they are not supposed to talk and they don’t listen to anything that Maggie says. There’s supposed to be a nature walk/field trip and Ms. Lindberg’s class has yet to complete the task.
The main purpose or mission of the Greenhill Community Center was to provide human service programs for learning, growth, and enrichment throughout life within an intergenerational setting. The mission seems to fill the need in the demographical setting of the location. The center is located in one of the poorest cities on the East Coast. In the textbook it states a mission as being “the reason an organization exists, and it must be the starting point for its planning.” (Worth, p.172) The mission of the center is very sound, but in the process of hiring a new director, I think the mission focus was lost. I saw a couple of incidences of “mission creep“ in the reading. (Worth, p.173) One being the focus the trustees put on not
Healing hospitals focus on patients on a holistic manner. To build this type of care for a healing hospital starts with something as simple as the hospital design. The design of the hospital is very important. Weather there will be a lot of light or not, spacing, and how that space it utilized. “Historically, healthcare
Explain to her (through her daughter as necessary) what you will be doing. You might want to explain that t takes extra time to listen to her heart & that just because you listen for a long time does not indicate there is a problem. Move your stethoscope in inch-long increments, in a Z pattern across the chest, from the base of the heart, across & down, then over to the apex. Although heart sounds are generally lower in pitch,
Scott Starson, a brilliant physicist has been in and out of mental institutions due to his bipolar disorder. He was lastly admitted again after he made death threats to his roommates and was found not criminally responsible for that offense. His physicians suggested different sorts of treatment for his illness. Scott Starson refused to give consent to the treatment for reason that he had a scientific research to finish and he didn’t want the medications to slow him down. His physicians not finding him competent enough to critically make that kind of decision, brought the case
Overview: Universal Luxury Group is an international group of companies principally engaged in the production and sale of luxury goods including Food and Beverages, Fashion and Leather Goods, Perfumes and Cosmetics, Watches and Jewelry, and other business. Among them, this case is handling Perfumes and Cosmetics business group that accounts for EUR 2,231M, 19% of sales revenue.
Mr. Hugh Tudor (55 yrs) is a well-known person in Milville, where he has been living for 30 years. He is involved in lot of social activities and has a reasonable pension and savings. He is becoming restless in his retirement and shows interest in investing in The Leeds Livery, local British pub in Milville, which could provide him with more challenges. While discussing this matter with his friend, he found out that the pub has great potential to perform well as it once exceeded the profit percentage of the industry. Mr. Tudor is in the process of exploring this opportunity but still has several questions rising in his mind.
Additionally, as expressed by Rebecca Ratner, Hsieh’s commitment to merging the workplace with social lives could present risk to the company in the form of unprofessional or inappropriate conduct that is not addressed properly.