COVID-19 Conversions: How to Turn High Schools into Hospitals
- Jason Schroer
- Jennie Evans
- Stan Shelton
With the anticipated surge in COVID-19 cases, public health officials are quickly weighing options to prepare multiple building types for conversion into temporary patient care facilities to offload low-acuity health system demand. HKS is creating conceptual plans for hotels, schools and venues that can be rapidly converted to patient care without requiring hard-walled construction.
The second report in our COVID-19 Conversions series is a concept study of how to quickly convert a high school into functional patient care spaces should the virus spread to predicted levels. Why a high school instead of other types of schools? They’re found in almost every community and they’re designed for adults, unlike elementary schools. Download the full report for deep details.
HKS collaborated with Mazzetti to provide MEP expertise to advise the team on safe environments for patients and staff.
For more information, contact:
Jason Schroer, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP
Stan Shelton, MSOD
Jennie Evans, RN, MBA, EDAC, LSSGB, LEED AP