The Importance of Art in Healthcare Design

Posted by on Dec 13, 2019 in Behind the Design
The Importance of Art in Healthcare Design

When it comes to healthcare design, art can make all the difference. Normally when one thinks of a hospital, thoughts of sterile hallways and cold floors come to mind. This has led to a reputation that medical facilities are foreign and alienating. Artwork is one way of improving this image. But art has more to offer […]

Acoustics in Healthcare Design

Posted by on Dec 5, 2019 in Behind the Design
Acoustics in Healthcare Design

Hospitals are noisy and bustling with activity. One of the most frequent complaints that patients have while in the hospital are noise levels, according to a survey by HCAHPS. Unwanted noise can increase patient stress levels, heart rate, blood pressure, and have a deleterious impact on their health.   A study from AECOM showed that when patients are exposed to unwanted noise, […]

A Deep Understanding of Customers Moves Healthcare Forward

Posted by on Nov 25, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
A Deep Understanding of Customers Moves Healthcare Forward

There is no question about it. Our market is fast-paced and things are only starting to move faster. The collection of data and it’s insights are helping companies identify problems, needs, and gaps in the product and service market. The healthcare industry is no different. In an evolving market, healthcare organizations need to go beyond […]

Choosing the Right Materials for Healthcare Facilities

Posted by on Nov 16, 2019 in Behind the Design
Choosing the Right Materials for Healthcare Facilities

One of the most challenging aspects of healthcare design is choosing the right materials for medical facilities. There are a multitude of factors to consider. Should the interior designers select a material that is easily cleaned, or should the designer instead choose a material that is more aesthetically pleasing? This article presents several factors healthcare interior […]

Why Design Students Should Consider Healthcare Design

Posted by on Nov 8, 2019 in About Marie Wikoff, Behind the Design
Why Design Students Should Consider Healthcare Design

The design industry has been experiencing a boom in recent decades, and in some cases, the industry has outperformed the rest of the economy. As the industry has grown and matured, more and more specialties have arisen. Young designers either in college or recent graduates have more options than ever to choose from when selecting […]

The Rewarding World of Healthcare Design

Posted by on Nov 1, 2019 in About Marie Wikoff, Behind the Design
The Rewarding World of Healthcare Design

I often get asked why I specialize in healthcare design. The truth is that I love it! It’s a niche of interior design that has a definite and positive outcome on the health and outlook of others. Healthcare design matters. Sure, it’s a complex market to be in and there are a lot of stakeholders […]

Local Ronald McDonald House Renovation

Posted by on Oct 24, 2019 in About Marie Wikoff
Local Ronald McDonald House Renovation

Wikoff Design Studio (WDS) is donating time and services to help the local Ronald McDonald House redesign all 12 bedrooms. The renovations will include new plumbing, flooring, electrical, and furniture for all 12 bedrooms. Construction is set to begin in 2020, and the project will be completed in sections to ensure the House remains open […]