Room Mock-ups & Their Utilization In The Design Process

From major decisions like placement of fixed elements to minor adjustments of just inches, the room mock-up process often justifies the time and money to produce them, particularly if the room is to be replicated within a facility. Kregg Elsass, AIA, knows others too have experience to back this up.

He shares, "At a recent Healthcare design conference, an architect shared an experience with a hospital client. The project team had developed room mock-up construction documents for several separate planned spaces such as operating, ICU, emergency treatment and patient rooms. The estimate of $100,000 to actually build the room mock-ups was submitted to the owner, who decided to pass instead of allowing the team to identify ways to reduce that cost."

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