Blair + Mui Dowd Architects is a medium-sized architectural firm in New York City specializing in the programming, planning, and design of clinical, institutional, educational, research, and community facilities. Areas of expertise include new construction, vertical expansion, occupied renovation, and adaptive reuse.
B+MD’s design process is research focused. Each principal-led team begins projects with a data-driven programming analysis that evaluates space utilization, faculty recruitment, budget and return on investment, and strategic goals to determine space drivers unique to each project. We train our staff to benchmark similar facilities at peer institutions, review current trends in healthcare delivery and analyze programming needs. Our experience with top-tier academic medical centers provides us with insight into emerging issues that impact the healthcare industry. This approach provides a data-driven basis for decision-making as we work with client and user teams to achieve consensus on design solutions.