A Wayfinding Technique that is Unexpected, Creative, Effective and Aesthetically Pleasing

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
A Wayfinding Technique that is Unexpected, Creative, Effective and Aesthetically Pleasing

Ever been lost in a hospital? You’re not alone. It’s really a thing. Healthcare Designers solve the problem with Wayfinding Techniques and Programs. A well-planned and implemented Wayfinding Program minimizes the stress associated with finding your way in a hospital. The example here goes beyond that with a creative, unexpected and aesthetically pleasing technique that […]

Take A Creative Approach to Healthcare Design Because Logic Doesn’t Always Prevail When it Comes to Our Health

Posted by on Sep 11, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Take A Creative Approach to Healthcare Design Because Logic Doesn’t Always Prevail When it Comes to Our Health

Today I was reading an interview on HealthcareDesignMagazine.com between the Executive Editor Anne DiNardo and healthcare design professional Steven Merahn. One of the ideas shared was ‘Logic doesn’t always prevail when it comes to our health.’ I love that Steven Merahn brought this up because it’s so true. In his words, healthcare or the act […]

Hospital Design Can Reduce Risks

Hospital Design Can Reduce Risks

The greatest risks for patients during a hospital stay are hospital-acquired infections, medical errors and falls. This is where a hospital’s physical design becomes a crucial element of patient health, comfort and well-being. Good hospital design can reduce these risks. Models Built to Test Efficiency Last year, the Sacramento VA Medical Center asked healthcare design […]

Sierra Nevada Powerful Women Publication Features Marie Wikoff – Healing Design

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in About Marie Wikoff, In the Media
Sierra Nevada Powerful Women Publication Features Marie Wikoff – Healing Design

Northern Nevada Business View just released their second annual special publication: Sierra Nevada Powerful Women. This year’s magazine features Marie Wikoff – Healing Design. Download the article. Healing Design Healing design Marie Wikoff celebrates 10 years in business and beating breast cancer Any patient who has stepped into one of the area’s hospitals or medical […]

A Modern Hospital Room Is Adaptable

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Behind the Design
A Modern Hospital Room Is Adaptable

Have you been in a modern hospital room lately? If you have, you may have noticed a few things. First, almost everything is on wheels including the wall partitions. This is because flexible workspace helps healthcare administrators adapt to the changing market and technology. An operating room today can easily be transformed into a patient […]

WDS Celebrates 10 Years in Business

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019 in About Marie Wikoff
WDS Celebrates 10 Years in Business

Wikoff Design Studio is happy to announce its 10-year anniversary! After a decade of high impact successful interior design projects, Marie Wikoff, owner/founder of Wikoff Design Studio is going strong and looking forward to the next decade. This special anniversary could not be possible without the comradery, support, dedication, and trust from the community and […]

Encourage Playtime

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Encourage Playtime

Playtime is an important part of healthy childhood development. It allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive and emotional strength. That is why we as designers need to encourage playtime. In a recent post, Healthcare Design Magazine featured an article written by Mathew Hall. He writes about a […]