A Warm Welcome – Creating a Positive First Impression with Healthcare Lobbies

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Featured Artists and Inspirations

Studies show that a warm welcome goes a long way in one’s perception of quality of care. Creating a positive first impression with healthcare lobbies is the new “must” in healthcare design. Improve Patient Experience Lowly lobbies and stark, noisy waiting rooms are history. As healthcare organizations work to improve the patient experience, these spaces […]

Ceremonious Design

Ceremonious Design

A ceremony is a celebration of a particular event. When repeated it becomes a ritual significant in meaning. The design shown here is no exception. The trees shown here were designed by Tsoi/Kobus & Associates for the Cincinnati Children’s / UC Health Proton Therapy Center. They are very important indeed… Ceremony of Trees The trees shown in this […]

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 […]

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 […]

State-Of-The-Art Space for Children with Autism

Now Open! The first of its kind, state-of-the-art space for children with Autism. The clinic located in Dunwoody, Atlanta, Georgia officially opened on November 30th, 2016. This special clinic is the first of  it’s kind in the Atlanta metro area, and one of five total in Georgia. Here, the project team members of Early Autism Project […]

Thankful for Design

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Featured Artists and Inspirations

As this Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I’m overwhelmed by the gratitude of design and the opportunity I have to work in the healthcare design field. It is amazing to see design positively impact so many at a time that they need it the most. Good design is uplifting. It calms, soothes and heals. Beyond that, it works. […]