"Without JJCA's help, I don't believe we would have been successful in obtaining the HUD-242 financing that not only allowed us to complete the third phase of our existing space plan, but gave us the opportunity to build a second hospital in a neighboring community. While it was certainly a plus for us to hear that some of the contractors we were talking with had HUD-242 experience, it came to light very quickly that having an architectural firm with extensive experience is the difference maker. JJCA really coached us quickly up the learning curve. They worked with the mortgage lender to lead us through the initial closing and beyond. JJCA has tremendous insight into what purchases are covered, what forms must be submitted and when. I cannot imagine trying to do this without an architectural firm that has been through the process. There is no way I can put a value on what JJCA brought to the table. When we go through this process again - and I believe we will - JJCA will definitely be on our team."
"All of us who lead hospitals are looking for an edge to differentiate ourselves in a way that instills confidence in our patient base and creates a great patient experience. For the past 13 years, that's what JJCA has provided to us. It isn't enough for an architectural firm to have a lot of industry experience. The key is combining that experience with a fresh approach to every new design that appreciates the unique geography and history of the particular community they are serving. Commitment to the client, flexibility, and responsiveness are hallmarks of everyone we work with at JJCA and that results in quality work."
"JJCA performed as seasoned professionals throughout the entire process. Beaumont was one of the first Department of Housing and Urban Development financed projects outside the Northeast and it required an inordinate amount of coordination and support in dealing with government mandates. JJCA was especially skilled and diligent in the manner in which they handled all the government and state issues. The project unfolded in three phases with a Texas Department of Health inspection at the conclusion of each phase. These reviews resulted in absolutely no changes.
There was not a single thing I asked from them that they did not respond to in a quick and effective manner. They were especially insightful and creative during the design phase and responsive in the construction specification phase. Their service ethic and expertise made all the details associated with his very challenging project come together so smoothly."
"I had an opportunity (with Lucinda) to tour the hospital with a Medical Director candidate and his wife earlier today. I thought it important to pass along the glowing praise received from both individuals, particularly his wife who had never had an opportunity to visit a facility where her husband worked.
Her comments were "this is a very happy place." Both the doctor and his wife were glowing about the space layout, the warmth of the colors, the furniture and the wood flooring, the thoughtfulness of the safety precautions as well as the "normal atmosphere." They loved the classroom and outpatient areas and commented on how inviting the cafeteria was.
Wanted to share with all of you one of the many successful outcomes of your hard work.
"Striking the perfect balance of practicality with a dreamer's vision, JJCA creatively optimizes design within budget. But their desire to dig much deeper than the bricks and mortar—to learn who we are at Hayes Green Beach, not just what we want to do—is their real value. And that's evident by their focus on both onstage and offstage solutions."
"In our highly-regulated healthcare industry, it is critical to work with a firm that has extensive medical programming knowledge and a disciplined approach. JJCA has the most incredible process of documentation and follow-through I've ever seen. That is a reflection of their culture of responsibility and responsiveness. You are assigned a project team that is with you from start to finish. A dedicated team and impeccable processes minimize rework and result in a smooth project."
JJCA is not the norm. They were compelled by Alliance Hospital's desire to move in ASAP. To meet this goal they worked fluidly, always doing what they said they would when they said they would, and never resisting the difficult requests. Their technological capabilities enabled them to turn around the entire project's steel shop drawings in just five days. Despite inordinate complexity the team completed the project in just 17 months, design through construction, and allowed the hospital to move in early."
"With most architects, high-level creative thinking comes with a high price. JJCA, on the other hand, always combines design and economics and it adds real value. They'll develop a strong design direction but are always willing to respond to circumstances. JJCA focuses on listening, understanding the needs and objectives, and then delivering their style of special places."