COVID-19 & Long Term Care COVID-19 & Long Term Care May 2020 Our CEO, Benjie Nycum, sat down with the Chronicle Herald’s Nebal Snan to discuss issues surrounding the impact of the current Coronavirus pandemic on Nursing Homes and Long Term Care facilities in Nova Scotia.... View post → COVID-19 & Architecture COVID-19 & Architecture May 2020 We always love the energy and ideas brought to our team by our co-op students, and this year is no exception. Our current masters-level co-op student from Dalhousie University, Hadrian Laing, has penned a... View post → Dialysis Renovation Starts Dialysis Renovation Starts Jul 2019 A project we designed to renovate space within the existing Glace Bay Hospital started construction work in earnest this month. We are excited to see this important healthcare space for people in Cape Breton... View post → Villa Acadienne Replacement Announced Villa Acadienne Replacement Announced Jul 2019 We have been working with Villa Acadienne, in Metghan, since early 2017 to evaluate the feasibility of replacing their existing long-term care facility with a new building to serve the area. Our work has... View post → Hospice Construction Starts Hospice Construction Starts Oct 2018 We celebrated an important milestone with one of our clients when we marked the official groundbreaking for the new Valley Hospice, in Kentville, NS. This project is designed like a bird, nestled in the... View post → Emergency Department Change Readiness Featured in Canadian Healthcare Facilities Emergency Department Change Readiness Featured in Canadian Healthcare Facilities Oct 2018 When the Aberdeen Hospital Emergency Department in New Glasgow was faced with the task of relocating their team to a new space four times larger than its replacement, they knew they would need a... View post → Hospice Construction Tender Issued Hospice Construction Tender Issued Aug 2018 A critical milestone was reached this month as the construction tender was issued for a new hospice serving the Annapolis Valley. Links Kings County News Article, August 24, 2018 NovaNewsNow Article, February 24, 2018... View post → Dialysis Addition Construction Starts Dialysis Addition Construction Starts Aug 2018 A 12-station dialysis unit we designed officially started construction this month with a ground-breaking ceremony at Valley Regional Hospital, in Kentville, NS. This new healthcare facility is replacing an existing and smaller unit in... View post → Nycum Presents at the 2018 Silver Economy Summit Nycum Presents at the 2018 Silver Economy Summit Mar 2018 At the 2018 Silver Economy Summit held in Halifax on March 6th & 7th, Nycum CEO Benjie Nycum presented “Where Do You Want to Die?” – an in depth exploration of the places and... View post → Refurbished OR Opens Refurbished OR Opens Feb 2018 Our project to upgrade an existing Operating Room, refit existing space for a new Operating Room and upgrade support spaces at Hants Community Hospital, in Windsor, NS, has opened. This work took advantage of... View post → Nycum on Panel on the Future of Housing Nycum on Panel on the Future of Housing Nov 2017 At a one-day research symposium to discuss the future of work and housing in Atlantic Canada Nycum CEO Benjie Nycum was on a panel to discuss the future of housing with Dr. Martha MacDonald,... View post → Next Step in Improving Healthcare for Nova Scotians Next Step in Improving Healthcare for Nova Scotians Jul 2017 Our project to introduce a new Operating Room in existing space at Hants Community hospital, in Windsor, NS, took its next important step with the award of the construction contract to PCL. This important... View post → Important Piece of the Puzzle Important Piece of the Puzzle Mar 2017 Nycum’s project to upgrade an existing Operating Room and bring a second online is an important part of the puzzle when it comes to finding ways to utilize existing infrastructure in our province to... View post → Hybrid Construction Award Hybrid Construction Award Nov 2016 Nov 8, 2016: our Simpson Landing project was chosen as the recipient of this year’s Hybrid Construction Award in the 2016 Atlantic Wood Design Awards program. Simpson Landing provides transitional mental health services for... View post → Benjie Nycum presents at Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society National Conference in Edmonton Benjie Nycum presents at Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society National Conference in Edmonton Sep 2015 September 20, 2015 The Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) National Conference is a great opportunity for folks in the healthcare design, engineering, and operations world to share ideas and talk about challenges in the... View post → Taloyoak Health Centre Opens Taloyoak Health Centre Opens Sep 2015 We are thrilled to share that the Taloyoak Health Centre officially opened on September 3rd, 2015. The $30m facility is a key component in the delivery of primary care, urgent care medical services (including... View post → Arctic Circle Construction Arctic Circle Construction Jun 2015 Another beautiful site for one of our projects: Arctic Bay, NU. Construction work has started on our latest community health centre in the far north. Piles are going into the permafrost and we’re excited... View post → Superconvergence and the Future of Healthcare Facilities Superconvergence and the Future of Healthcare Facilities May 2015 This year’s annual CHES conference opened with a keynote address from Benjie Nycum that delved into the changes on the horizon for healthcare facilities planning. Here is a bit from his abstract: Healthcare challenges... View post → Dartmouth General Hospital Renovations Start Construction Dartmouth General Hospital Renovations Start Construction New team centres at the heart of the patient wing will enable better work and material flow, protect patient confidentiality and enable the hospital’s innovative Bullet Rounds. The new team centres are located in... View post → Mind Architecture: Utopian Parallels in Architecture and Psychiatry Mind Architecture: Utopian Parallels in Architecture and Psychiatry Sep 2014 On September 11, 2014, Benjie Nycum presented the R.O. Jones Memorial Lecture at the Canadian Psychiatric Association Annual conference in Toronto. Here is a bit from the original abstract: In recent decades, the debate... View post → Observations from Implementation Observations from Implementation Mar 2014 The following is an excerpt and distillation of our work from a paper for TESIS Inter-University Research Center, Systems and Technologies for Social and Healthcare Facilities, University of Florence. What happens when you design... View post → Our Northwood Project is LEED™ Certified Our Northwood Project is LEED™ Certified Jan 2014 We started off the new year with some excellent news about one of our projects: Ivany Place: Northwood at the Parks, a 156-bed Long Term Care facility with adult day care and residential care... View post → Insert Patient Here! Insert Patient Here! Dec 2013 A recent article in the Wall Street Journal on “The Hospital Room of the Future”, presented with the subtitle of “A patient-centered design could reduce infections, falls, errors—and ultimately costs” shows how far off... View post → Nycum Nursing Homes Receive LEED™ Certification Nycum Nursing Homes Receive LEED™ Certification Oct 2013 We believe that architecture is responsible to the future as well as the present. As such, ecologically sensitive and environmentally responsible design should be a strong part of all our work. It’s always nice... View post → New Hospice and Hemodialysis Project New Hospice and Hemodialysis Project Sep 2013 Hospice is a really exciting project type. By placing the people who need specific services for the dying process in the appropriate environment, rather than a traditional hospital bed, burden on the rest of... View post → We Present on Combining Programming and Design Phases Effectively We Present on Combining Programming and Design Phases Effectively Aug 2013 This year’s International Union of Architects Public Health Group Forum will be held in Toronto as part of IIDEX. Noah and Mark will be presenting the outcomes of a recent project we were engaged... View post → We Present Design Standards at International Healthcare Architecture Forum We Present Design Standards at International Healthcare Architecture Forum This year’s International Union of Architects Public Health Group Forum will be held in Toronto as part of IIDEX. We will be presenting our analysis of how innovation and design standards converged in a... View post → Citation, 2012 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Architecture Citation, 2012 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Architecture Jul 2013 We were the proud recipient of a NS Lieutenant Governor’s Citation Award for Brigadoon Village at a ceremony at Government House, in Halifax, today. Brigadoon is a special place and we feel pretty special... View post → Our Mental Health Pilot Project wins Award Our Mental Health Pilot Project wins Award Jun 2013 Capital Health’s annual Quality Summit took place June 6, 2013 selecting our project as a winner of the “Quality Award” in an online vote. This annual event celebrates and recognizes Capital Health’s commitment to... View post → Breast Health Centre Phase I Opens Breast Health Centre Phase I Opens In a joint effort to improve access to care and maximize the use of resources across the health care system, breast surgery and supporting services moved from Capital Health facilities to the IWK Health... View post → Advocacy for Health in Architecture Advocacy for Health in Architecture Jan 2013 As part of Professional Practice Week at the School of Architecture, Benjie Nycum will be presenting a lecture called Advocacy for Health in Architecture on January 22nd at 10 am. Student and public lectures... View post → Brigadoon Opens with First Round of Campers Brigadoon Opens with First Round of Campers Jul 2012 Brigadoon Village, a project that has been dear to our hearts for the past decade through conceptualizing, fundraising, site searching, design and construction hosted its first round of campers and had its first official... View post → Infection Culture: Infected Culture Infection Culture: Infected Culture Apr 2012 There is a great deal of information to be aware of with respect to current thinking on the prevention of the spread of infectious diseases, like C. Difficile, in hospitals. Benjie’s presentation at this... View post → We Present at International Environments for Aging Conference We Present at International Environments for Aging Conference This year’s annual Environments for Aging conference will be held in Orlando, FL. We will be presenting our analysis of how innovation and design standards converged in a major three year initiative to build... View post →