When construction or renovation is part of the answer, we help ensure that your dollars are spent wisely and that buildings help achieve your strategic and operational goals.

Although architecture is the central feature in new facility projects, it typically reflects only 10% of continuing costs. At Kurt Salmon, we have no vested interest in what structure is built, but we care deeply about the operational issues that will affect 90% of your annual costs.

Our goal is to design facilities that are both immediately usable and continuously adaptable. We are equipped to help you achieve that because we have deep expertise and experience in strategy, facility planning, IT and operations—and we can connect the dots between them.

We bring you field-tested insights, expertise and proven tools born from our experience of developing facilities for the majority of North America’s leading academic medical centers.

Our capacity and throughput benchmarking database and our benchmarking tool for space utilization help ensure that your facility will be both effective and operationally efficient.

At the space programming stage, our operational visioning process will help you articulate an operational vision and accompanying guidelines based on desired future practices, increased use of technology, and the ideal work environment and experience for physicians, staff, patients and visitors.

When you’re planning to open a new building, we have unparalleled activation planning experience to ensure the facility’s first day goes off without a hitch. We’ve programmed more than 20 million square feet in the past two years alone.


Strategic Master Planning

  • Location/site evaluation
  • Building condition assessment
  • Market forecasting
  • Capital cost modeling
  • Feasibility studies
  • Utilization audits and capacity analysis

Building Project Planning

  • Functional and space programming
  • Service line facility planning

Activation Planning

  • Program management
  • Diagnostic assessment and remediation
  • Operational planning
  • Staffing plans
  • Training plans
  • Transition budgets
  • Implementation oversight
  • IT plans and support
  • Communication plans