Department of Information Services and Technology
Thomas Jefferson University is blazing its path to the future by creating a dedicated and customized space for its new Electronic Health Records Team—yet to be hired, but already setting the tone for the University’s technological advancement via innovation and functionality, collaboration and creativity. The 10,000 sf space in Philadelphia is designed to accommodate multiple user groups and accomplish many operational goals at once. Above all else, it must attract and retain the right personnel to staff the department—becoming a workplace of both comfort and inspiration. Driving the project ahead? The ambitious seven-month time frame.
KSS, melding input from the Jefferson IS&T team and Epic Consultancy, came decision-ready to each meeting, identifying efficiencies and streamlining processes. The resulting designs and specifications are astute yet agile—a combination of multi-disciplinary, open team areas and quiet, more personal spaces. A fluid, open floor plan that also affords privacy. Specific program elements include a variety of conference and training rooms as well as huddle pods, hotel stations, a genius bar and café. Broad brush strokes paint a flexible, expressive work space, awash in natural light, generating a tangible sense of modern thought and deed to complement the department’s historic surroundings.