Published in PRISM: A healthy future for mass timber in medical facilities

October 7, 2019 Lanny Flynn

The healing properties of natural materials aren’t the only benefit of building with wood

 

Healthcare designers searching for ways to reinforce a connection between humans and nature should look toward adopting the much-advanced technology of engineered mass timber for use in healthcare environments. Specifically, they should look to wood for the construction on the facilities’ structural frame, floors, and walls. Visually exposing mass timber elements could lead to better outcomes for patients.

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Baptist Health South Florida’s Proton Therapy Center in Miami, Florida. Photo credit: Halkin Mason

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Lanny Flynn

Lanny Flynn's tendency to seek innovative developments in the design and management of building construction and implement them have won his clients substantial reductions in construction costs and project duration. He has no doubt left his mark on airport engineering world, having designed significant aviation projects at Seattle Tacoma International Airport, San Jose International Airport, Portland International Airport, Iqaluit International Airport, as well as the Santiago International Airport.

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