Margulies Perruzzi has completed work on a 4,000-square-foot simulation lab for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. This is the seventh project the company has designed for LHMC.
Many simulation centers are built offsite but Dmitry Nepomnayshy, M.D., director of the simulation center at LHMC, had a vision for a simulation lab located within the main campus of the hospital and accessible 24/7.
The design team focused on the functionality of the simulation space and created realistic clinical spaces for the most accurate learning experience for the users, while incorporating LHMC’s standard calming hospitality-like design aesthetics. Providing a functional operating and exam room, supplemented by simulation spaces, an observation room and a classroom, were important to the success of this space for teaching and training. A control room in the middle of the space straddles the operating room and patient room allowing observers to oversee simulations.
The classroom incorporates a moveable wall system so the space can flex between small and large groups depending on the courses being offered. Providing glass to the corridor visually opens up the space and allows for more observation of those being trained. The final product is an inviting space and includes a kitchenette featuring a lounge with soft seating, storage room and office space.
Project team members include:
- Architect/Laboratory Planning: Margulies Perruzzi
- Construction Manager: Columbia Construction
- MEP/FP: R.W. Sullivan and CMTA
- Audio Visual: Red Thread
- Simulation Training & Technology: Simulation IQ
Posted May 9, 2022