USP 800 Architectural Design Considerations for New Pharmacies

In an article on the website, pharmacy architects Bernstein & Associates, Architects advocate planning for the future implementation of USP 800 in current pharmacy design.

Some highlights from the article:

Starting with all new pharmacy projects in 2015, Bernstein & Associates, Architects will be planning all new pharmacies to be easily convertible to USP 800 compliant in the future with minimal to no interruption to ongoing pharmacy operations if/when USP 800 is codified.

The idea, says principal William N. Bernstein, LEED®AP, AIA, will be to design the space and the infrastructure to allow this conversion in the future with some work, but designed in a manner that the work will be self-contained to a designated area of the pharmacy that is already cordoned off from the rest of the pharmacy.

This strategy has already been utilized successfully on a new USP 797 compliant pharmacy the firm is designing.

By taking USP 800 guidelines into account during the current architectural design, Bernstein & Associates, Architects provides maximum flexibility, minimum upfront cost, and minimal to no future interruption to the pharmacy if/when USP 800 guidelines are implemented.

About Bernstein &; Associates, Architects

Bernstein & Associates, Architects has specialized in healthcare and lab design and construction since the firm’s founding in 1990. This architecture firm is well-known for pharmacy planning, pharmacy design and pharmacy construction, and has designed over (25) hospital pharmacies in the last 5 years, which have included USP 797 compliant pharmacy design and construction. The firm’s principal — William N. Bernstein, AIA — is a well-known architect of pharmacies. He has written extensively on pharmacy design and construction including USP 797 compliant pharmacies.

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For more information about healthcare and hospital design and construction, including pharmacy design, pharmacy equipment planning, planning for pharmacy automation equipment, and pharmacy construction, contact Bernstein & Associates, Architects at:

New York (Headquarters)
Bernstein & Associates, Architects
1201 Broadway – #803
New York, NY 10001
T: 212-463-8200
F: 888-214-0670
Also in Hartford, Princeton, Charlottesville, and Los Angeles