FreemanWhite Releases Podcast on Emergency Department Design

Charlotte, NC, September 24, 2009 --( Frank Brooks, AIA, ACHA, chairman and managing partner at FreemanWhite (, an architectural, engineering, interior design and consulting services firm for healthcare organizations in the United States, has announced the release of the firm’s audio podcast on Emergency Department Design. In the podcast, Jon Huddy, AIA, NCARB, MArch, managing principal and leader of the Emergency Department Design Team at the firm’s Charlotte office, discusses the components of an effective emergency room. Huddy talks about juggling the various elements of function and individual facility needs with space. The podcast is available for download at

Huddy authored the book Emergency Department Design: A Practical Guide to Planning for the Future, published by the American College of Emergency Physicians. He led the charge to successfully diversify FreemanWhite into a healthcare consulting and design firm by recruiting healthcare clinical experts, market researchers, data/business analysts, technology futurists and multiple other professionals to focus on strategic, operational and technological challenges in the healthcare industry. He focuses on strategic facility master planning, as well as leading FreemanWhite’s emergency department design team. Huddy has worked with more than 250 healthcare organizations internationally on a wide range of planning and design projects.

Founded in 1892, FreemanWhite is the oldest architectural firm in North Carolina and focuses on providing top quality architectural, engineering, interior design and consulting services for healthcare organizations worldwide. For more information, visit

“There are many elements that a team has to plan around when designing something as crucial as an emergency room,” said Brooks. “This podcast is an excellent way to grasp a true understanding of what is involved in all steps of research, planning and constructing an efficient emergency department.”

About FreemanWhite:
FreemanWhite provides architectural, engineering, interior design and consulting services for healthcare and senior living organizations worldwide. Founded in 1892, the firm has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh, N.C. and San Diego, Calif. and employs more than 200 professionals. FreemanWhite has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being ranked as the largest North Carolina architectural firm in 2008 by the Triangle Business Journal, and the 13th best architecture firm to work for nationally in 2007 by ZweigWhite. The firm also received the Gold Standard of Design Award from the University of Stirling for The Lodge at Buckshaw Retirement Community. For more information, please visit or call (704) 523-2230.

Patty Briguglio
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Patty Briguglio