Turning the D.R.E.A.M. Centre into a Reality

Chailey Heritage Foundation provides schooling and residential care for children and young adults with complex physical disabilities, high health needs, sensory impairments, and associated learning difficulties. A couple of years ago, I was approached by Matt Barton (CEO 7thSense Design / Medialon) with a request to help out on a project he’d been working on with … Read more

California Academy of Sciences Case Study

Located in Golden Gate Park, the $380,000,000 California Academy of Sciences was designed by world-famous architect Renzo Piano in conjunction with Chong Partners. While the completed Academy is a masterpiece of architecture and design, turning Mr. Piano’s vision into reality was very engineering-intensive and technically complicated. The building’s complexity presented TEECOM with many engineering challenges as … Read more

New Parkland Hospital Case Study

Healthcare facilities are complex, high-risk environments, increasingly reliant on a technology infrastructure that facilitates patient care but can frustrate if delivered poorly. In this case study, TEECOM shares valuable lessons learned during our design of the integrated telecommunications, security, audiovisual, network, wireless, and voice over IP systems for the new 2,800,000 sf Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. The … Read more

“Texas Big” Technology Guides the Patient Experience at Parkland Hospital

The patient experience at a large hospital is often defined by stress and anxiety. Patients are vulnerable, and healthcare facilities impersonal. Trigger points are basic but overwhelming, and can include worries such as, “Why doesn’t the nurse remember my name?” “How do I know where to go next?” “How will I know what to expect?”