CRGA Design (CRGA) is a comprehensive architecture, interior design, and planning firm dedicated to the practice of healthcare facility design. With nearly 40 years of experience in the industry, we partner with many major health care systems in the Mid Atlantic region and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients built on trust and success. Our team is comprised of over 30 driven, passionate professionals that work in a collaborative setting to provide clients with effective and environmentally friendly healthcare solutions.
a women-owned small business
Led by Sandy Goodman, IIDA, CHID, LEED AP, EDAC, LSSBB, CRGA is a federally certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), an MBE/DBE/SBE certified by the State of Maryland Department of Transportation, and a Small, Women-owned and Minority-owned Business (SWaM) certified by the State of Virginia. Find out more here.
OUR CORE PHILOSOPHY
"We are passionate designers that believe creating sustainable environments to improve lives is a special calling. We cherish the lasting relationships we’ve built on this journey with our clients, our colleagues, and our community."
A Continuum of Care
Our portfolio includes the completion of hundreds of projects across the Continuum of Care, including acute and ambulatory care facilities, medical office buildings, and physician practice suites. At CRGA, we always strive to create a healing environment for patients and families. Quality healthcare design requires a team effort – we enjoy working as a team with our clients to design the best possible environment for their patients and staff. Learn more.
Acute care facility improvements are becoming increasingly focused on higher acuity services, Lean-driven operational efficiencies, HCAHPS scores, reimbursement models, capital/operational costs and, most importantly, patient and staff safety. These days, most health systems have less capital to spend on projects and need those dollars directed at point of care as opposed to hotel-like lobbies. We understand this and work within our clients’ budgets to develop effective solutions meeting the needs of patients, families, and caregivers. Learn more
Ambulatory care facilities, medical office buildings and other types of outpatient care facilities are becoming the preferred arenas for the delivery of health care services based on reimbursement trends and the ability to deliver services at a lower cost. Our firm’s outpatient care portfolio is comprehensive and CRGA Design is working throughout the region developing strategies and facilities that meet these new demands. Learn more
Our firm members have become specialists in developing effective designs for physician office suites. We have completed approximately 400 projects of this type, ranging from primary care clinics to specialty suites. Many of our projects include an ambulatory surgery center or procedure suites as a component of the design. Learn more
In all aspects of senior environments, from independent living to assisted living to memory care, we at CRGA design for capability rather than disability. Simple things like quality lighting, appropriate use of color/contrast and an orderly layout of space can make a difference. It is our responsibility as designers to assure that the spaces we create will allow the residents to be as independent as possible for as long as possible. Learn more
OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
WE ARE INNOVATORS
CRGA is comprised of forward-thinking designers; we are extremely receptive to ways to improve the design process. When an opportunity arises for growth, new initiatives are executed quickly because of our tight knit team, staff structure, and excellent communication between designers and administrators.
We are an innovative firm that challenges our clients to look to the future of healthcare. We work closely with project stake holders using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to ensure that our clients place direct hand in the design of their dream facility. This collaborative design process results in the creation of spaces that will stand the test of time and adapt for the future. Learn more.
Integrated interior design services
Healthcare facilities must accomplish several purposes simultaneously – they must promote healing for patients, create a foundation for efficiency and communication among staff, and provide comfort and amenities for family, friends, and other visitors. Designing spaces that serve these concurrent roles is CRGA’s passion, and our staff members also serve concurrent roles throughout our design process. Learn more.
Quality Control and code compliance
CRGA has become well-known among clients, vendors, consultants, and even fellow architects for the high quality of our construction documents. This level of quality is a result of our Continuous Quality Improvement Program, which has become integral to the firm’s culture and workflow. To achieve this high standard of construction documents, we set quality control checkpoints throughout the design process to ensure that all project scope has been properly covered and that projects are effectively coordinated among the design team. Learn more.
-CAROLYN CORE, PRESIDENT & CEO, CORE HEALTHCARE CONSULTING, LLC
CRGA IN THE NEWS
Anne Arundel Medical Center Achieve GOLD LEED Standard
“Parole hospital becomes the only acute care facility in Maryland to attain that level of certification for green building and environmentally friendly techniques.”