Environment Can Help, But it Can’t Cure

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Environment Can Help, But it Can’t Cure

The following post was originally featured in Behavioral Healthcare  and may be seen here. Bio: James M. Hunt, AIA, is a practicing architect and facility management professional with over 30 years of experience. He is a registered architect, holds a certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration, and served as director of facilities management for the […]

Rethinking Behavioral Health Center Design

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Rethinking Behavioral Health Center Design

The following post was originally featured in Healthcare Design Magazine and may be seen here. It is an interview with Don Thomas, a principal at St. Paul, Minn.-based BWBR. In this Q&A with Healthcare Design magazine, Thomas discusses next-generation facility design, what works and what doesn’t, and what he’d like to see happen in the future. Behavioral health centers […]

2 Design Solutions that Improve Long-Term Care

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
2 Design Solutions that Improve Long-Term Care

Improving Long-Term Care – Today’s Solutions Making the decision to move a loved one into a nursing home is never easy.  One usually tries to find a place where their loved one will be well cared for, comfortable and where they can feel at home. Long term care facilities are reinventing themselves as a response […]

Edinburg Children’s Hospital

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Edinburg Children’s Hospital

Featured: Edinburg Children’s Hospital is the first and only hospital in the Rio Grande Valley built just for kids.   Equipped with advanced diagnostic and medical technology, we have the region’s only exclusive pediatric emergency department. Edinburg Children’s Hospital is the only hospital in Texas that is a Certified Asthma Center by The Joint Commission.   […]

4 Ways Hospitals and Health Clinics Can Make Care More Compassionate

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
4 Ways Hospitals and Health Clinics Can Make Care More Compassionate

The following article was first posted by Rose Raymon/Staff Editor of The Do.  It was then featured as a press release on Planetree Newsroom.  Access the original post here. Planetree is a health care organization that emphasizes compassionate care…. BY ROSE RAYMOND / STAFF EDITOR When her mother had a stroke during a beach vacation, Susan Frampton, PhD, and her siblings rushed […]

Spring 2014 Trending Colors

Posted by on Feb 1, 2014 in Behind the Design
Spring 2014 Trending Colors

Color has the power to influence the mind, moods and emotions.  This year’s spring color trends will do just that… Exquisite color combinations are traditionally forecasted each season.  Color experts and designers create exciting new color palettes inspired by emerging trends in art, fashion and interior design from around the world. This spring, the colors […]

When Patients Have a Say

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
When Patients Have a Say

Hospitals are busy places—and caregivers, busy people. And it has traditionally been to them and their preferences that hospital planners have largely considered when designing bed placements, bathrooms, medical equipment, etc. Now patients are becoming part of the conversation–and when the patient is also an architect, the planners are even more likely to listen. The […]