Animated Wayfinding Software – A Resource that Keeps Patients and Visitors from Getting Lost in Hospitals

Endless corridors that seem to lead nowhere…. Poorly marked entrances…. Multiple elevator banks and incomprehensible signs…. Sound familiar? Hospitals are realizing they have a design problem as patients and visitors struggle to navigate the maze of modern medical complexes. Confusing layouts and signage add to patients’ anxiety at a time when many are feeling ill […]

The Architect’s Argument

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Behind the Design
The Architect’s Argument

Architects have always argued that a building’s structure can affect our thoughts, feelings and behaviors.  Now, behavioral scientists have facts to back up those claims. The Beginning Formal investigations into how humans interact with the built environment began in the 1950s, when several research groups analyzed how the design of hospitals, particularly psychiatric facilities, influenced […]

5 Characteristics of a Flexible Hospital Room

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in Behind the Design
5 Characteristics of a Flexible Hospital Room

Building flexible hospital rooms that can accommodate multiple functions has become a top priority in healthcare design. If a room/space can serve as the environment for several different things, then the level of hospital efficiency goes up and costs to patients go down. To understand just how much, Joseph Johnston Jr., principal at FreemanWhite (San Diego), […]

A New Kind of Clinic

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Behind the Design
A New Kind of Clinic

The information below is an excerpt of an article posted on healthcaredesignmagazine.com. It discusses the newest trends in healthcare design. The article focuses on patient centered design and creating spa-like treatment centers to improve patient experience. In today’s healthcare model, flexibility and adaptability are essential to delivering quality care, responding to today’s needs as well […]

2017 Design Showcase Award of Merit: Going Places

2017 Design Showcase Award of Merit: Going Places

Every year, Healthcare Design Magazine showcases the best hospital designs. This design recently caught my eye because of it’s whimsical approach to the architecture and it’s use of color and space on the inside. The information below was originally posted on healthcaredesignmagazine.com. It was written on July 31st, 2017 by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, editor-in-chief. Enjoy! The Buerger Center […]

Improve Overcrowded Emergency Departments with Design

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Behind the Design
Improve Overcrowded Emergency Departments with Design

We have seen an increase in recent years of Emergency Department (ED) demand. With that demand comes new challenges that the healthcare administration and the staff must overcome in order to provide the utmost care. Below is a summary of an article written by Lisa Ellis, a Boston-based freelance writer for The Center for Health […]

The Use of Color in Healthcare Settings Can Impact Mental Health

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Behind the Design
The Use of Color in Healthcare Settings Can Impact Mental Health

  Color is a fundamental element of design. Interior Designers are well schooled in the psychological effects of each color and combinations of color. Colors can put people in a certain state of mind. Some colors make us feel calm and relaxed while others cheer and excite. When we think about what colors are to […]