ASHE 55th Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

G361-AAC18-2219 - Growth and Development: The Brigham and Women&rsquos Hospital NICU

Jul 17, 2018 9:45am ‐ Jul 17, 2018 10:45am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00


This session will review how the design and construction strategies used for the newborn intensive care unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital placed newborn developmental needs at the center of all decision making. Considering everything from construction impact mitigation to lighting design and auditory stimulation, we will outline how the design and construction team used the latest research to build a new care environment for the tiniest and most sensitive patients.

  • Implement space design strategies to encourage positive auditory stimulation for newborn neurological development
  • Describe lighting design methods that serve the needs of the staff while supporting the care and development of the newborn
  • Explain how and why open communication is critical to mitigate the effect of construction to adjacent critical care spaces
  • Assess new technologies and how they can be used for future NICU design


  • Deborah Elliott, LEED AP, Project Executive, Real Estate and Facilities Planning, Brigham Health - Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Andrew Brumbach, AIA, EDAC, Senior Associate, Architecture, SmitheGroup
  • Luke Renwick, Associate, Lighting Design, SmithGroup


Credits: None available.

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