The Beginnings of BIM at MOA

By Rick Arriaga

BIM | Technology Manager

In 2009, MOA won the design competition for DaVita’s new world headquarters, to be located at the western end of Denver’s 16th Street Mall. The 14-story, 450,000-SF tower would be the largest...

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Eliminating the Waiting Room in Existing Clinics

By Katie Vander Putten

Director of Healthcare

In the past two decades, healthcare providers have declared war against wait time. Study after study has shown that wait time has an outsized impact on patient satisfaction, which can have a...

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A Solution to the Code Challenges Facing More Inclusive Restrooms

By Chris Schilling

Senior Project Architect

Over the past decade, several of MOA’s PK-12 school clients have considered more inclusive, gender-neutral restrooms in their projects. A major driver of the interest in gender-neutral restrooms lies in the growing...

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6 Questions to Ask about an Office to Laboratory Conversion

By Brian M. Konczak

Director of Science + Technology

By Paul Gibson

Senior Project Manager

When clients ask us whether they can turn an existing office space into a laboratory, we always tell them the same thing: It depends. The truth is that we can’t offer a...

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How to Effectively Refresh a Healthcare Space

By Vega Vashiary

Interior Designer

Have you ever walked into a doctor’s office and noticed the scuffs on the wall, dated artwork, stained ceiling tiles, or the color that was popular 10 years ago—and thought to yourself,...

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Making Mothers’ Rooms a Part of Every Workplace

By Kasia Bulkowski

Senior Associate

Over the next 12-18 months, as workplaces transition back to in-person work from remote work, we will have the opportunity to rethink our workplaces. One thing that employers should consider is adding...

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Designing Sensitive Hospice Environments Through User Experience Mapping

By Katie Vander Putten

Director of Healthcare

Empathy is part of my job as a healthcare architect. Every architect, of course, strives to design spaces that are sensitive to the needs and desires of users. However, healthcare design requires...

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How MOA Designs Prototype Schools

By Jack Mousseau

Principal

By Jessica Blanford

Principal

It should come as no surprise that school clients consider the prototype approach when developing multiple facilities for the same school program. Prototype designs offer a host of benefits to districts: saving...

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The Importance of Wayfinding in Healthcare Design

By Genevieve Rogers

Healthcare Architect

By Julia Harmon

Interior Designer

You have been here before: You are in the corridor of a medical facility. You look one way—two white walls, a series of doors—then you look the other way and see the...

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Revamping Healthcare Facilities for a COVID-19 World

By Katie Vander Putten

Director of Healthcare

By Kaye Mullaney

Senior Project Manager

It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of our day-to-day lives and operations. This is especially true for healthcare providers, who must find ways to provide...

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