Design that Reduces Adverse, Preventable Events & Promotes Safety

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that “No adverse event should ever occur anywhere in the world if the knowledge exists to prevent it from happening.” (World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Patient Safety Solutions, 2010) Adverse Events that Occur in Patient Rooms There are many adverse events that can occur in a patient’s room. […]

The Value of Time

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

Evidence-based design (EBD) has become one of the fastest growing trends in healthcare development and design. Why? Because it incorporates design techniques that add tremendous value to the outcome of the patients, their experience, the hospital staff, and the hospital administration’s bottom line. In this particular case, the value is time.   The Value of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Words to Design By

Today’s architecture and design students need more than the right degree—they also need a broad set of skills and sound career advice. Here, university professors and designers share some words of wisdom that not only are helpful to those waiting to enter the field, but also serve as a reminder to those already working in […]

Understanding Evidence-Based Design and 5 Examples of Its Value

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Uncategorized

Evidence-based design (EBD) has become one of the fastest growing trends in healthcare development and design. Why? Because it incorporates design techniques that add tremendous value to the outcome of the patients, their experience, the hospital staff, and the hospital administration’s bottom line. What is Evidence-based Design or EBD? Evidence-based design or EBD, is a field […]