Fighting the Fight In Comfort

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Featured Artists and Inspirations

  It’s the news no one wants to hear. The dreaded “Big C … Cancer”. It comes in all forms and doesn’t discriminate. Young, old and everyone in between face it on a daily basis. The treatment that we most often hear about is radiation and chemotherapy. The facilities of the past have always left […]

Healthcare Design Magazine Podcast: 3 Design Ideas That Are Transforming Emergency Departments

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

The podcast comes from Listen below or visit Emergency Department Designs are Evolving In this Healthcare Design podcast, Jeff Brand, design principal at Perkins Eastman, Jon Summers, principal, BRG3S Architects, and Craig Pickerel, project manager and architect at SSOE Group, discuss the trends they’re seeing and some of the design strategies they’re putting […]

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 […]