All design is collaborative, but health care is unique with its structural, usage and regulatory challenges. Architects must work with the planning committee as a team to create an environment of healing and patient-centered design. Bogden has successfully met these challenges for 19 years. Bogden possesses qualities and skills that are essential for all designers in the health care field: openness to new ideas, listening skills, and the willingness to learn about and develop an understanding of patients’ and the families’ experience of care and also staff needs and functions.
Corporate design must adapt to an ever-changing landscape. Bogden bears knowledge and expertise that our corporate clients can appreciate. We have provided planning, design and construction services for our corporate clients for over 15 years. Bogden knows that flexible, adaptable, productive, and creative planning and design solutions can have real impact on the corporate bottom line. Contribution to profit gets you more control, influence, power, and freedom in the corporate world. Take a look at how Bogden has evolved along with Corporate America by clicking on this photo to see additional corporate projects.
David Orr says “In order to live well, we must truly ‘inhabit’ a place, rather than merely taking up temporary residence." Nothing applies more appropriately to this credo than when we partner with our K-12 education clients. We work within each school’s community and think in an integrated manner to join the goals of education to those of architectural design. For five years we have helped translate the needs of the student into physical learning spaces or environments.
Another important part of our client base has been Higher Education clients. We as architects must think beyond square footage requirements and minimum building codes to examine developmental rights (across body, mind and spirit), subject matter disciplines, and the instructional delivery system as criteria for design. Our goal is to have each school become true learning centers, three-dimensional textbooks celebrating the richness of the built, natural, and cultural environment.
Retail design touches every aspect of our lives. That is why we feel it important for Bogden to be continuously and completely involved in the area of retail design. Today everything that says who you are and what you offer puts you at top of mind with your clients. We can help you create that image. Using the right materials, forms, graphics and color we can create the impression with your clients that speaks volumes about your company.
Public facilities are highly specialized buildings. You need a team that understands the distinct requirements of each type of facility. Bogden Architects can be that team. We understand that public buildings make a contribution to the communities they serve… that in addition to performing specified functions, public architecture plays an important role in forming the identity of the surrounding neighborhood. While keeping that in mind, we work with our municipal clients to establish budgets, time schedules, and project implementation plans every step of the way.
Food service areas can be among the most complex and equipment-intensive spaces of a project. Through the years, we have designed numerous restaurants and food service facilities. When designing a restaurant many things must come into consideration: combinations of style, colors, materials and lighting; convenience and flow of traffic; location and visibility. Other factors come into play such as built-in safety, sanitation, noise reduction, the changing expectation of the diner, and other trends. We design to your budget. This is accomplished by selecting appropriate equipment and design details. At Bogden we work with our clients so that our clients determine what is best for them.
The face of a nation can be shown through civic architecture, and can be future historic landmarks at best. The tide is turning and gone are the days of “the big white box.” When designing public buildings, many things must be taken into consideration. A correctional facility has many different needs than a national forest service, but both design opportunities can prove that good architecture can affect how people function and live.
The considerations of elderly care design are specific enough to be a category in and unto itself. Architecture has entered a new age, one that will require adaptation of sophisticated technologies to daily life within a mature society. As the Baby Boomers reach retirement age, there is an increasing demand for both early retirement properties and facilities for the elderly. Bogden believes that we can help foster a better quality of life for the elderly through design that offers personal space and independence, yet also meets functional requirements. We believe no matter what the situation; either assisted living or long-term care, the occupant should feel that they are home.
Recreation is the fun part of our service offering. The combination of sports, retail, and graphics can get our creative juices flowing. Facilities must be not only attractive and functional but downright striking and engaging - not to mention inviting, inspiring, charming and comfortable. Oh, and accessible, safe, easy to maintain and gentle on the budget. We at Bogden take a collaborative effort to ensure that a facility has recreational value, an aesthetic presentation, and meet functional and operational goals.