Colorful Hospital Floors

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Colorful Hospital Floors

A painted floor instantly brightens any space. And, it’s a fun conversation piece. It can help define spaces and create walkways… A painted floor withstands everyday use and is easy to maintain; just mop with soap and water.  

Just for Kids. Passport to Discovery…

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Just for Kids. Passport to Discovery…

Resembling a children’s museum much more than a pediatric hospital, the  University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital is a sight to behold… Outside, a color metal façade and color-changing LEDs attract the eye, while inside, a “Passport to Discovery” adventure beckons children on a journey throughout the themed floors and corridors to collect stamps on their […]

How To Design A ‘Smart’ Hospital

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
How To Design A ‘Smart’ Hospital

The content for the following post was originally posted on HealthCareDesignMagazine.com. The full article  may be seen here. Healthcare architects and designers have a unique opportunity to unite architecture and technology by creating dynamic and engaging settings that cater to the individualized needs of patients and identifying opportunities for staff and administrators that broaden treatment […]

Positive Distractions…

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Positive Distractions…

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center completed an 80,000-square-foot multispecialty clinic in Green Township, Ohio, in 2013. The building houses nine clinics and 17 services and is designed to bring area children a comfortable and positive healthcare environment that’s close to home. Designed by Moody Nolan (Columbus, Ohio), the facility features a standardized floor plan that provides identical clinical […]

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 […]