Select Health Care Facility Projects

 
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Task

Functional Program,

Edmonton, AB 

Client

Alberta Health Services

Solution

Inform Planning was part of the programming team to provide master programming services for the New Edmonton Hospital. Services included drafting and finalizing select components, facilitating user group meetings, coordinating programming work with the Project Architect.

Inform Planning is also involved in the development of clinical specifications for the Hospital and Community Health Centre. 

Services Offered

  • Functional Programming

  • Space Planning

  • Stakeholder Consultation

  • Clinical Specifications

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Children's Complex Care Transition Facility 

(B.C. Children's & Women's Hospital)

Functional Program

2020 & 2021

Task

Functional Program ,Vancouver, BC

Client

Provincial Health Services Authority

Solution

Inform Planning led the development of the functional program for the BC Children's Complex Care Transition Centre. Work included both the Concept Plan and Business Plan submittals to the Ministry of Health. The project involved visioning for a "first-of-its-kind" care centre for complex pediatric patients and their families in Western Canada.

The Functional Program included a dynamic entrance accommodating a range of sensory experiences, consult and counselling care spaces, highly flexible therapeutic environments and a care-by-parent short-stay unit for families transitioning from acute care to home.

Services Offered

  • Virtual engagement

  • Visioning sessions

  • Demographic projections

  • Workload analysis

  • Functional Programming for pediatric and community health care facilities

  • Collaboration with clinical service planning and architectural teams

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Victoria Hospital

Task

Clinical Service Plans & Functional Program, 

Prince Albert, SK

Client

Saskatchewan Health Authority

Solution

Inform Planning led the Clinical Service Plan and the Functional Programming for the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert.

 

The project included a full review and re-envisioning of clinical services and space for the hospital. The functional program included 282 new medical / surgical inpatient beds, a new perioperative services environment including 5 ORs  and recovery area, emergency department, and a full ambulatory care platform, along with modernized clinical and non-clinical support services facilities.

Services Offered

  • Clinical Service Planning

  • Workload Analysis

  • Demographic Projections

  • Functional Programming

  • Stakeholder consultation

Clinical Service Plans &

Functional Program

2019

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New Edmonton Hospital

Functional Program

2020

Richmond Hospital  Acute Care Tower

Clinical Service Plans &

Functional Program

2019

Task

Solution

Services Offered

Clinical Service Plans & Functional Program, 

Richmond, BC

Client

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

Inform Planning provided Clinical Service Planning and Functional Programming for the Acute Care Tower at Richmond Hospital and enabling projects at Richmond Hospital. The Functional Program included 216 new medical/surgical inpatient beds, a new perioperative services component including 10 new ORs and one hybrid OR, 8 procedure rooms and a modernized medical device reprocessing department.

This complex project included supporting work for the business plan and working closely with the architect to inform the indicative design. 

  • Clinical Service Planning

  • Workload Analysis

  • Demographic Projections

  • Functional Programming

  • Stakeholder consultation

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New St. Paul's Hospital

Functional Program

2018

Task

Functional Program, 

Vancouver, BC

Client

Providence Health Care

Solution

Inform Planning provided input into the development of the functional program for the New St. Paul’s Hospital. The project involved the relocation and reimagination of the hospital. The programming work encompassed acute care, research and administrative facilities and services.

The Functional Program included 548 new medical / surgical inpatient beds, a new perioperative suite including modern ORS and hybrid ORS, a full ambulatory care environment, along with modernized clinical and non-clinical support facilities.

Services Offered

  • Workload Analysis

  • Functional Programming

  • Stakeholder consultation

More Healthcare Facility Projects

Royal Inland Hospital Clinical Specifications
New St. Paul's Hospital Functional Program
Pearson Dogwood CHC Functional Program
Victoria Hospital CSP & Functional Program
UBC Wellness Centre Functional Program
BC Children & Women's MDU Functional Program        

 

Pediatric Complex Care Transition Centre FP
Victoria Urgent Primary Care Centre FP
Island Health High Acuity Units Functional Program
Surrey Memorial Hospital Lab Functional Program
BC Children & Women's Dental Functional Program
Gorge Hospital (Rehab) Functional Program                    

 

New Edmonton Hospital Functional Program
BC Women's Hospital Gyne Functional Program
Royal Columbian Hospital Dialysis Unit FP
Richmond Hospital Redevelopment FP
Sechelt Hospital Surgical, Endo and MDRD FP
      

 

Select Civic and Community Projects

 
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East Fraser Lands

Community Centre

Functional Program

2020

Task

Functional Program, 

Vancouver, BC

Client

City of Vancouver

Solution

Inform Planning led the development of a functional program as prime consultant for the City of Vancouver's new East Fraser Land Community Centre. This +/-35,000ft2 community centre will be built in the new East Fraser Lands district at the Fraser River and will include a licensed daycare and afterschool programming. Project Management of the functional program included coordination of subconsultants including Mechanical/Electrical and Civic Engineering, Landscape, Interior Design, Acoustic and Architectural. Stakeholder engagement with a team of the City's subject matter experts in operations, accessibility, urban planning, childcare, facilities, food security and youth programs, provided a solid foundation from which to develop the functional program.

Services Offered

  • Facility Planning

  • Functional programming

  • Stakeholder consultation

  • Typical room layouts

  • Room data sheets

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Catastrophic Event

Response & Recovery Centre

Functional Program for

Post- Disaster Recovery Centre

2019

Task

Functional Program, 

Victoria, BC

Client

Government of

British Columbia

Solution

In 2019, Inform Planning prepared a functional program for the Ministry of Citizen’s Services, Emergency Management BC (EMBC) for a centralized post disaster facility that could function as a catastrophic emergency response and recovery centre, a Provincial Emergency Coordination Centre and a Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Centre. 

The building, which would also accommodate EMBC's offices and hotel workspaces for Government employees year-round, will enable EMBC to continue operations in the immediate, sustained response and recovery phases following a catastrophic emergency.

Services Offered

  • Multi-use facility planning

  • Functional programming

  • Stakeholder consultation

  • Concept planning

  • Site planning

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Tofino Recreation Centre

Functional Program

2018

Task

Functional Program, 

Tofino, BC

Client

District of Tofino

Solution

Inform Planning worked with the District of Tofino to prepare a functional space program for the Tofino Recreation Centre. The project defined the functional and space requirements of a blend of recreation, municipal, public safety and community activities.

 

Preparation of the functional program involved engagement with members of the community, municipal counsellors and District of Tofino staff and included integration of the results of a First Nations Engagement process.

Services Offered

  • Facility Planning

  • Functional Programming

  • Stakeholder consultation

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City of Courtenay

Public Works Yard & City Hall Public and Administrative Functions

Functional Program

2017

Task

Functional Program, 

Courtenay, BC

Client

City of Courtenay

Solution

Inform Planning worked closely with the City of Courtenay to prepare a functional program for the City’s Public Works Yard and City Hall Public and Administrative functions.

 

Engagement with municipal representatives, in-person observations of functions at the existing facilities informed recommendations, as well as industry standards for civic office and operations spaces.

Services Offered

  • Facility planning

  • Functional programming

  • Stakeholder consultation

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Functional Program
2018

Vancouver Island Regional Library Tofino Branch & Clayoquat Biosphere Trust Biosphere Centre

Task

Functional Program, 

Tofino, BC

Client

Vancouver Island Regional Library, District of Tofino &

Clayoquat Biosphere Trust

Solution

The District of Tofino, Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT) and the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) explored the feasibility of developing a mixed-use building in Tofino. Inform Planning prepared a functional program for this innovative and unique facility, to be located in the heart of the community, which would encompass a new home for VIRL’s Tofino Branch and the Biosphere Centre, CBT’s offices, bookable space and archives.

Services Offered

  • Facility Planning

  • Functional Programming

  • Stakeholder consultation

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First Nations Health Authority Administrative Headquarters

Functional Program

2018

Task

Solution

Services Offered

Functional Program, 

Vancouver &

North Vancouver, BC

Client

First Nations

Health Authority

In 2018, Inform Planning supported the First Nations Health Authority in developing a functional program for the headquarters for their administration activities. This included an overall plan, which considered multiple locations of FNHA leased and owned spaces.

The scope of services included coordinating staffing projections, workplace design concept development, staff departmental interviews, visioning workshop and preparation of a functional program.

  • Facility Planning

  • Functional Programming

  • Stakeholder consultation

More Civic & Community Facility Projects

Marpole Community Centre Functional Program
Vancouver Island Regional Library Functional Program      Emergency Management BC Functional Program                     

Courtenay Works Yard Functional Program
City of Vancouver City Hall Master Plan
Esquimalt Public Safety Functional Program

Tofino Dome/Recreation Centre FP         
Abbotsford Courthouse Compliance Review
                                    
                       

Select Post Secondary & Education Projects

 
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Task

Functional Program, 

Vancouver (Point Grey Campus), BC

Client

University of British Columbia

UBC Integrated
Student Wellness Centre

Solution

In the spring and summer of 2019, Inform Planning performed space planning for the University of British Columbia’s Integrated Health and Wellbeing Services, Point Grey Campus. Health and Wellbeing is currently in the process of advancing an integrated health care model for students at UBC. Inform’s planning for UBC’s future Integrated Health & Wellbeing Services provides a preliminary understanding of the spatial requirements of the activities that would take place at the future Centre. Two options were developed for UBC: an option that consolidated services in one location, and a second option that focused Mental Health services in one location with Primary Care and Specialty Services in a second location.

Services Offered

  • Facility Planning

  • Functional Programming

  • Stakeholder consultation

Functional Program

2019

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Royal Roads University
Westshore Post-Secondary Campus

Functional Program

2019

Task

Functional Program, 

Vancouver, BC

Client

Solution

In 2018, Inform Planning supported the First Nations Health Authority in developing a functional program for a Child Care Centre for children below school age (infant- age 5) in addition to preschool and afterschool care programming. All requirements were in alignment with City of Vancouver Childcare Design Guidelines and Vancouver Coastal Health licensing requirements.

Services Offered

  • Facility Planning

  • Functional Programming

  • Stakeholder consultation

First Nations Health Authority

Task

Functional Program, 

Langford, BC

Client

Royal Roads University

Solution

Based on a future planning horizon of 2029, Inform Planning prepared a Functional Program for Royal Roads at the future Westshore campus based in Langford. The campus would broaden undergraduate education options for secondary school graduates living in the Westshore. Inform provided spatial requirements and recommendations to support in the decision-making process surrounding indicative design. The functional program included a licensed group childcare for infants, toddlers and 3 to 5 year-olds.

Services Offered

  • Facility Planning

  • Functional Programming

  • Stakeholder consultation

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First Nations Health Authority Administrative Headquarters Daycare

Functional Program

2018

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Covenant Care/ NorQuest College
Teaching & Resource
Continuing Care Centre

Functional Program

2020

Task

Functional Program, 

Edmonton, AB

Client

Covenant Care & NorQuest College

Solution

Inform Planning supported the Covenant Care and NorQuest College in preparing a functional program for a new Teaching & Research Continuing Care Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. This innovative urban education and care hub spans between both post-secondary education and continuing care spaces as a ‘first of its kind’ pedagogical typology. The Centre presents opportunities for collaboration between NorQuest College and Covenant Care to advance research in continuing care, to apply leading edge technologies and providing a dynamic environment for the residents, staff, faculty and students all within the Centre.

Services Offered

  • Facility Planning

  • Functional Programming

  • Stakeholder consultation

More Education Facility Projects

Royal Roads University Westshore Campus Functional Program
UBC Student Wellness Centre Functional Program
Covenant/Norquest College Functional Program

First Nations Health Authority Daycare
City of Vancouver Marpole Childcare Centre 
City of Vancouver East Fraserlands Childcare Centre
PHSA Childcare Functional Program

Select Not-for-Profit Projects

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Association of Neighbourhood Houses of British Columbia
ANHBC

Task

Strategic Vision, 

Metro Vancouver, BC

Client

Association of Neighbourhood Houses BC

Solution

The ANHBC is a charitable non-profit organization that offers community-based social services focusing on the development of strong neighbourhoods, operating neighbourhood houses across the Metro Vancouver area. Inform Planning worked closely with ANHBC to lay the groundwork for a high-level plan for the ANHBC social purpose real estate assets that would guide policy, decision-making and project development over the next 10 years.

Services Offered

  • Strategic Facilities Planning

  • Stakeholder consultation

Strategic Vision for

Social Purpose Real Estate

2020

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Cedar Cottage
Neighbourhood House 
ANHBC

 

Development Opportunity Assessment 

2017

Task

Development Opportunity Assessment, 

Vancouver, BC

Client

Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House

Solution

Inform Planning provided support to the CCNH through preparation of a preliminary study to consider the redevelopment potential of the Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House existing site. The study included a high-level review and recommendations concerning the following: Planning Drivers and Principles, Zoning , Neighbourhood Considerations, Development Options , and Air Parcel Opportunities. The project was facilitated involved a community participation and consultation.

Services Offered

  • Strategic Facilities Planning

  • Stakeholder consultation

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Space Needs Assessment

2020

Task

Space Needs Assessment, 

Burnaby, BC

Client

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, City of Burnaby, BACI

Solution

Inform Planning worked very closely with the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI), a Not-for-Profit organization that serves people with cognitive and developmental delay, on preparing a Space Needs Assessment for future facility options. The project included supporting BACI with space planning, functional programming, test fit and site selection for a mixed-use development including affordable housing units. High-level concept design layouts were developed in collaboration with BACI.

Services Offered

  • Strategic Facilities Planning

  • Functional Programming

  • Test Fit

  • Site Evaluations

  • Concept Design Layouts

Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion

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Momentum

Functional Program

2018

Task

Functional Program, 

Calgary, AB

Client

Momentum

Solution

Inform Planning prepared a functional space program for Momentum, a Not-for-Profit that uses a Community Economic Development approach to offer hope and opportunity to people living in poverty. The functional program included spaces and facilities for programming that focus on training and education for adult learners.

Services Offered

  • Strategic Facilities Planning

  • Functional Programming

More Not-For-Profit Facility Projects

BACI Space Needs Assessment
West End Seniors Network Functional Program
Squamish Adventure Centre Functional Program
Clayoquat Biosphere Centre Functional Program
    

Alexandra Neighbourhood House Functional Program
Gordon Neighbourhood House Functional Program
Mt Pleasant Neighbourhood House Functional Program
Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House Functional Program
    

Momentum Functional Program
Sasamat Outdoor Centre Functional Program
Fraserside Community Services Functional Program
    

Each of our projects is a tailor-made facility planning project. Inform Planning are experts in understanding and facilitating Pre-Design processes for organizations across sectors. We take a process-based approach to facility planning, and have significant project management experience to help guide the process. We listen to our clients' requirements and blend our process to each unique facility project.