Health Advocacy Through Design

As healthcare design specialists, we strive to create environments where the best treatment can be given and received. Evidence Based Design Research has proven that natural, clean, well lit environments help heal the sick, calm the friends and families of patients and help caregivers perform their best. Certain design techniques, such as art may be implemented into […]

Sleek and Modern | Healthcare Design

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Featured Artists and Inspirations

The photos featured here came from a group/team of designers who performed work outside of the united states.  Healthcare Facilities Magazine author Amy Eagled featured several world-wide projects that included United States Design firms such as Will + Perkins,  HKS Inc., and RTKL. The original post may be seen in it’s entirety here.   The Royal […]

Healthcare Design: Create a Warm Inviting Space For the Holidays

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Behind the Design

Holiday decorations in hospitals can be tricky because most common decorations are not suitable for use in a Licensed Care Facility and could could result in a citation from surveyors. Natural cut Christmas trees, boughs and paper tree ornaments are a fire hazard and are prohibited. Hanging decorations must be flame-resistant and hung in a way […]

Wikoff Design Studio Participates in Ronald McDonald House Make-Over

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 in About Marie Wikoff

Wikoff Design Studio proudly donated services for the Northern Nevada Ronald McDonald House makeover. Click  below to watch a news clip and visit our “Behind the Design” posts to learn about Wikoff’s designs, and see additional photos. 1) Click here: Behind the Design Kitchen 2) Click here: Behind the Design Family Room RENO, NV — More than 7,000 […]

High Stakes for Patient Room Designs

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Below is an excerpt from an article written by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor of Healthcare Design Magazine. The article discusses the new expectations for hospital design. Particularly when it comes to patient rooms. Expectations for large private rooms, additional space for families and modifications that prevent infection and facilitate new technology are just a few of the changes that are […]

The Future Of Patient Room Design

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Featured Artists and Inspirations

The information below is a summary from an article written by  Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor of To see the whole post in it’s original form, click here. The next generation of patient rooms is already being designed, with projects-in-progress today sharing a glimpse of what’s in store for the future of inpatient care. […]

Healthcare Designs Open Up to Meet the Demands of Today’s Primary Care Teams

In the past, the design of the caregiving environment was closed off and secluded. It consisted of cubicle like spaces that offered privacy and a barrier to noise. Technology and the nature of caregiving has evolved leaving the landscape different.  Storage is no longer an issue, team caregiving is much more common and technology is demanding […]