May 5th, 2015

Kay Jewelers Pavilion: A Success Story

As the new Kay Jewelers Pavilion at Akron Children’s Hospital opens today, all the team members involved are celebrating the completion of such a successful project.

Thanks in large part to the use of an innovative approach, Integrated Lean Project Delivery (ILPD), the new building was completed two months ahead of schedule, $60 million under budget and with about 20 percent less building space than originally planned.

It was apparent early on that this project would hold many lessons and serve as a great model for future healthcare design projects. As a result, the key players in the project including Akron Children’s representatives, architects, project managers and contractors came together to write a book about the Lean processes that were utilized for the Kay Jewelers Pavilion project titled: L3: Building a Lean Hospital Facility.

Hasenstab’s Marge Zezulewicz, AIA and Scott Radcliff, AIA, ACHA, NCARB, LEED AP contributed to Chapter 6, “Lean Design: Facilitating User-Driven Decisions Within Project Goals, Safety Parameters.”

L3: Building a Lean Hospital Facility is available for purchase on Amazon.