USP 800 Architectural Design Considerations for New Pharmacies

Pharmacy architects Bernstein & Associates, Architects advocate planning for the future implementation of USP 800 in current pharmacy design.

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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Mr. Bernstein’s USP 797 articles can be found on the USP 797 website, the USP 797 blog , the USP 797 Twitter account , and the USP 797 Facebook page.

Mr. Bernstein’s pharmacy design articles can be found on the pharmacy design website – and the pharmacy design Twitter account

Additional information about USP 800, can be found at the USP 800 website, the USP 800 Twitter page, the USP 800 blog at, and the USP 800 Facebook page

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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:

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