Biophilic Design Explained

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Behind the Design, Uncategorized
Biophilic Design Explained

Biophilic Design is an extension of biophilia which literally means the “love of nature.” A Biophilic Design incorporates natural materials, natural light, vegetation, nature views and other experiences of the natural world into the built environment. Biophilic Design Supports Behavioral Health It is understood that humans have an inherent need to affiliate with nature. It […]

Innovative Products Bring Design to Life

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Behind the Design
Innovative Products Bring Design to Life

Today, healthcare facilities strive to create more responsive and needs-specific environments. Innovative furniture fixtures, equipment and more are used to further new designs and improve the healthcare system. Ultimately, no design can be brought to life without products. As a designer, it’s about creating spaces that positively support the healthcare providers and the patients. We could not […]

Design Solutions To Improve Waiting Rooms

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Behind the Design

When it comes to Healthcare Design, there are a lot of things to worry about. Waiting rooms are no exception. The patient-centered focus in healthcare design ultimately changed the way waiting rooms were designed. Designing the waiting room from the patient’s perspective helped modify the design approach and the elements the deemed important. In the past, the planning […]

Project Spotlight: Yale New Haven Health Park Avenue Medical Center

Project Spotlight: Yale New Haven Health Park Avenue Medical Center

Using natural light as an intuitive wayfinding device is just one of the many reasons this project inspires! Recently, Shepley Bulfinch out of Boston, programmed, planned and designed the new 100,000-square-foot three-story facility shown here. The facility opened in May and creates a hub for a unified patient care campus and links existing radiation/oncology and medical […]

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in About Marie Wikoff

Thank you to all of those that participate in our projects and support what we do. May this Christmas bring you comfort, joy, peace and happiness.  – Marie Wikoff

The Playground and Therapy Track at Ron Joyce Children’s Health Center

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Featured Artists and Inspirations

It’s no wonder that Hamilton Health Sciences’ new Ron Joyce Children’s Health Center in Ontario, Canada, recently earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification. The new design has too many features to list all at once. Here you can see the Playground and Therapy Track. The design-builder is PCL Constructors Inc. (Toronto). Run Wild The outdoor […]

A Hospital That Doesn’t Feel like a Hospital

One look at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, and it’s clear that something different is afoot. This hospital doesn’t feel like a hospital at all. Features The outside architecture features brightly colored fins, stacked buildings, rooftop gardens and balconies that jut out at different angles making the property  look less like a hospital […]