Health in the Relationship,
Care in the Design

BDA considers healthcare design to be our number one area of expertise. A venture that began in the 1960s with medical projects for the U.S. military soon returned home to more local clients and has since expanded into a full regional specialty. Our network includes fifteen healthcare systems as well as several stand-alone hospital organizations, some of whom have stayed with us for over fifty years. In an average year, 90% of our projects (roughly 160 per year) come from the healthcare sector.

BDA’s healthcare design studio is spearheaded by our Principal-in-Charge of Healthcare Design, one of only seventeen architects in the state of Pennsylvania to be certified by the American College of Healthcare Architects. Working with him is a team of dedicated planners, designers and architects who have been hand selected over the years for their expert healthcare design knowledge. This team has an excellent track record of understanding and applying the code requirements of local, state and federal agencies regulating the various building occupancy types. Their in-depth knowledge of the applicable programmatic and architectural codes allows them to completely understand the issues critical to the jurisdictional plan reviewers and local code officials early on, proactively working to prevent problems so there are no surprises down the line.

Your Partner in Healthcare Design

As healthcare providers, you need a partner who can support you just as you support the communities you serve. We are happy to lend that support – in fact, it goes hand in hand with our philosophy of outstanding client service. But how do we know what being a good partner entails? Well, we asked. And we continue to ask our clients each and every day because it’s our goal to make the complexities of healthcare design as simple and pain-free as possible.

Specialty Areas

Our specialty areas include hospitals, medical office buildings, ambulatory surgery centers, cancer centers, behavior health facilities, eldercare facilities, rehabilitation facilities.

BDA’s Healthcare Network

  • Allied Services Integrated Health System
  • Commonwealth Health System (an affiliate of CHS)
  • Endless Mountain Health System
  • Evangelical Community Hospital
  • Geisinger
  • Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network
  • Guthrie
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network

  • Penn State Health
  • St. Luke’s University Health Network
  • Steward Health
  • Tower Health
  • Mainline Health
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Wayne Memorial Health System
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center

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For over 75 years we've been helping our clients' ideas become reality. Whether it's designing a brand new building or renovating an existing space, our team is excited to discuss your next project.

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