Featured Artist: Interview with Susan Frampton of Planetree, Inc.

Featured Artist: Interview with Susan Frampton of Planetree, Inc.

Healthcare Design Magazine recently did an interview with Susan Frampton, President of Planetree, Inc., a nonprofit company which provides educational services and methodology for creating better healing environments for focusing on patient-centered care.  An excerpt from the article is below.  To read the entire article in Healthcare Design Magazine, click here. “These days, Susan B. […]

Healing Art Helps Renown Patients

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Featured Projects

Healing is more than getting quality medical care — it’s about the heart, the mind and the spirit. Renown Health understands that during a patient’s most difficult moments, art can be a source of inspiration, comfort and strength. Last year, Renown Health held: 340 live public performances 568 bedside art sessions 740 hours of performances 2000 […]

St. Jude Chandelier

The creative lighting shown here was designed by Bill Coleman and produced by ColorChrome for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Process: ColorChrome printed directly onto plexi-glass, then backed each image with a reflective film to give each piece an iridescent sheen when illuminated. Each square was router cut and connected by heavy-duty silver wire to create the stunning abstract centerpiece. […]

Featured Artist: Jain Malkin

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Featured Artist:  Jain Malkin

Healthcare Design Magazine recently interviewed Jain Malkin, a prominent leader in researched based design, regarding the challenges and the future direction of the industry.  Malkin was the first designer to propose a research-based approach to design when she published her book Medical and Dental Space Planning back in 1982.  The book is now being released […]

15 Artists Collaborate To Make London Children’s Hospital A Brighter Place To Heal

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Featured Artists and Inspirations

The photos and information here are from Demilked.com, a design, art, and photography magazine. Additional photos and the original story may be seen here. Hospitals are no fun: you’re sick, the food is horrible and everything looks bleak and sterile. But a British art organization by the name of Vital Arts (working for Barts NHS Trust […]

3D Interior Design Technology

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in About Marie Wikoff, Behind the Design

Renderings are three-dimensional images generated by 3-D modeling software for presentation purposes. Renderings help design plans come to life and help designers experiment with lighting, materials and layout. Marie Wikoff of Wikoff Design Studio uses SketchUp Pro to create beautiful renderings which she then turns into reality. She said this about Google SketchUp: “Lately people have been […]

Hope for Behavioral Health Patients

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Hope for Behavioral Health Patients

Last fall, the Hope House, a part of the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, California, opened its doors to behavioral health patients who no longer need a full inpatient facility but are not quite ready to move back home.  The “hope” is that this beautiful facility will help to remove the stigma associated […]