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ACA+I is a multi-disciplinary consultancy with substantial experience in Healthcare, Education, Commercial, Conservation and Residential sectors.

Publications by Alessandro Caruso:


Hospital Office Development puts NHS staff at the Centre of the Design Process

Publication date: Jul 19, 2019, Building Better Healthcare

Publication Description: The need to put patients at the heart of healthcare design is widely accepted. But sometimes the impact these buildings have on the people who work in them day in, day out, is somewhat overlooked. Now a flagship project at Hull Royal Infirmary is changing that – and putting staff right at its heart.

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Attractive Rural Location for PMLD Facility

Publication date: Jul 2019, The Network – Journal of the Design in Mental Health Network

Publication Description: Westwood Care and Support Group, a Yorkshire-headquartered care provider, has recently internally refurbished and reconfigured two two-storey buildings on the former Huntercombe mental healthcare site at Market Weighton in Yorkshire, to provide new purpose-designed units – one for residential, and one for respite care, for patients with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and complex physical needs.

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Taylor-made Facility for PMLD Patients

Publication date: May 2019, HEJ – Health Estate Journal

Publication Description: Westwood Care and Support Group, a Yorkshire-headquartered care provider, has recently completed the internal refurbishment and reconfiguration of two two-storey buildings located on the former Huntercombe mental healthcare site at Market Weighton in Yorkshire’s East Riding to provide new purpose-designed units.

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Extensive Refurb Project Transforms Hull Facility

Publication date: April 2019, The Network – Journal of the Design in Mental Health Network

Publication Description: Alessandro Caruso Architects (ACA), has deployed its extensive healthcare design expertise to mastermind the £500,000 refurbishment of an inpatient unit for older people in Hull that predominantly houses patients with organic mental health problems.

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Collaborative Design In An Extra Care Development

Publication date: Jul 17, 2018, Care & Dementia Environments Conference

Publication Description: During the Care & Dementia Environments conference in March, Alessandro Caruso, co-founder of Alessandro Caruso Architects and Interiors and Nicola Taylor, head of care services, Abbeyfield, discussed the collaborative design of Fern House, an extra care development in West Yorkshire.

Co-author: Nicola Taylor

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Why Design is Integral to Mental Health Services

Publication date: Feb 21, 2018, Design in Mental Health Network

Publication Description: On behalf of the Design in Mental Health Network, Alex Caruso explains how designing facilities appropriately can improve safety and patient outcomes, as well as benefit the mental health of patients.

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Designing for Recovery – Key Elements to Consider

Publication date: Jan 2016, The Network – Journal of the Design in Mental Health Network

Publication Description: A debate between an Architect and a Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Provider around good recovery environments and what makes them, what can the design community do to create them to influence the speed of recovery.

Co-author: Andrew Frankel-Caine

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Alessandro Caruso: The Accidental Healthcare Architect

Publication date: Oct 2015, Eco for sustainable design – Ecophon Cover Healthcare 2015

Publication Description: A serious motorcycle accident gave him the mission to improve healthcare environments for patients. Today, UK based architect Alessandro Caruso is committed to creating healing environments for the healthcare industry.

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Fledgling Healthcare Architectural Firm’s Success is Evidence of Market Strength

Publication date: Jan 27, 2015, Building Better Healthcare

Publication Description: Update on the healthcare market.

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Care UK Spearheads New Approach to Mental Health Design

Publication date: Jun 23, 2014, Building Better Healthcare

Publication Description: As care pathways have changed to support patient recovery, so too has the design of mental health environments.

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New Architectural Practice to Further Healthcare Design Excellence

Publication date: Feb 17, 2014, Building Better Healthcare

Publication Description: Alessandro Caruso has set up a new practice which will focus primarily on health and social care facilities.

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A New Era for Healthcare Developments

Publication date: Sep 9, 2013, Building Better Healthcare

Publication Description: The £3.4m development is being delivered in four phases and includes refurbishment of the existing Health Centre along with a new-build annex which now houses two GP practices. The facility will also provide space for community healthcare services.

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New Mental Health Facility Challenges the Guidelines

Publication date: May 22, 2013, Building Better Healthcare

Publication Description: A ground-breaking joint venture aimed at creating a blueprint for the future delivery of mental health services has led to the construction of a flagship new step-down facility in Horsham, West Sussex.

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On The Spot

Publication date: Nov 13, 2012, Yorkshire Post

Publication Description: Personal Profile.

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Glenfield Hospital’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Expansion

Publication date: Oct 25, 2012, Building Better Healthcare

Publication Description: Design Special report.

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Learning Disability Centre Sets Precedent for Future Design

Publication date: Mar 06, 2012, Building Better Healthcare

Publication Description: Efforts by trusts in the north of England to vastly improve inpatient services for people with learning disabilities has led to the development of a purpose-built facility in Hull.

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Living Proof

Publication date: June 2018, HealthInvestor UK

Publication Description: The term ‘future-proof’ may be bandied about in health and care, but what do facilities designed to stand the test of time really look like? Sarah Williams takes a look across the sector.

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