Tips to Present a Stand Out Design Concept to Clients

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Behind the Design

Truly inspired designs are the result of experience, understanding and imagination. Below are tips to present a stand-out design and make an impact on your clients. The examples are in accordance to healthcare design but the tips will easily span across all areas of design. Listen Having the ability to listen to the client is […]

How to Design a Restful Retreat

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

A hospital environment is anything but relaxing. Designing a restful retreat area for cancer patients to go in between treatments can be a challenge. But, the end result is rewarding! Open, Warm & Welcoming The goal of this type if project is to create a space that is open, warm and welcoming. We want the patients […]

Modern Approach to Healthcare Lighting Design

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Behind the Design, Uncategorized

Design professionals must be able to incorporate new lighting design technologies and scientific developments into their work. As a healthcare design professional, I know that humans’s perception of light changes as they age. That knowledge helps guide many lighting design decisions. I also know that daylight improves patient well-being and experience but true daylight is […]

Project Highlight: Solace For All at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Featured Projects
Project Highlight: Solace For All at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital

Chapels in healthcare settings have taken on new life in recent years, transforming into more than places of worship. Many of the spaces, outfitted with movable furniture and walls, are serving multi-functional purposes by hosting community events, weddings, and funerals. They’re also catering to diverse groups by emphasizing an interfaith approach. Here’s a look at […]

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 […]