MMA Acquires JMD Architects along with Hyperpod® Trademark
MMA is pleased to announce the acquisition of JMD Architects. Jones Medical Design (JMD) is located in Greenville, South Carolina and will help MMA strengthen its reach in the South Atlantic Market. JMD brings with them a fully operational office with over 17 years of experience in the medical, higher education, multi-family, museum and commercial work, with a proven record of master planning, new construction, interior design, adaptive reuse, remodels and expansion.
HYPERPOD® - A Revolutionary Concept
In the ever-changing climate of Healthcare design and development, one aspect stands out as a true challenge to any owner. How do you meet your census needs with ever increasing room size requirements and only a limited amount of space to expand? JMD was recently tasked with the challenge of designing a new 60-bed ICU in an existing space that conventionally could only support 40 beds. JMD’s design team culled from its vast database of research and evidence-based design calculations and came to one conclusion. It was possible.
The design was coined the HYPERPOD®.
This design effectively reduced the linear footage requirements along with an outside wall by up to 35%, while still meeting the code-driven natural light requirements to patients. By using internal “lightscapes”, a small room designed to pass light to another room, JMD was able to fit eight rooms in the space that could originally only support five. Each HYPERPOD consists of four rooms served by a single access hallway or portal. Patients may be observed either from this portal from nurse landing stations along the main corridor.
JMD’s design protocol is research driven and unique in that the product effectively matches advances in evidence-based practice. All JMD designs can pass any evidence-based filter applied to them, and JMD can claim several ‘firsts’ in innovation. JMD’s design process, creativity, and innovation leave no stone unturned while arriving at the best solution for the mission.