Strategic Use of Color and Layout Merge Two Clinics

Strategic Use of Color and Layout Merge Two Clinics

A strategic use of color and layout bring two sister clinics together. In the photo shown here, the Capital Aesthetic and Laser Center becomes one with the Comprehensive Woundcare Services. Together, under one roof, the office in Washington, D.C. can share overhead, and collaborative work areas. Clinics are accounting for more and more of the […]

Three Steps to Create a Space That Is Efficient and Appealing

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Three Steps to Create a Space That Is Efficient and Appealing

Form & Function in Interior Design It is a well-known belief that in design, form should always follow function. That means the room needs to function first before it’s pretty. It’s human nature to be drawn to beautiful things but unless they serve a purpose you may not want to incorporate random, beautiful things into […]

Design Can Reduce Staff Burnout

Design Can Reduce Staff Burnout

Thomas Knittel, a design principal at HDR’s  Seattle’s office shares his thoughts on the ability of design to reduce staff burnout. His perspective is thoughtful and I agree with him. Healthcare designers have a real opportunity to improve health outcomes for staff and other healthcare providers. Burnout, It’s an Epidemic Medscape’s “Lifestyle Report 2017” found […]

Singapore Hospital Wins Sustainable Design Excellence Award

Singapore Hospital Wins Sustainable Design Excellence Award

Each year, ten innovative projects earn the prize for setting the standard in design and sustainability. The COTE American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment awards the Top Ten annually. It is the industry’s best-known awards program for sustainable design excellence. In 2017, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital received the coveted […]

House of Glass – A Perfect Example of Using Daylight in a Healthcare Environment

House of Glass – A Perfect Example of Using Daylight in a Healthcare Environment

Daylighting is a key element in any healthcare design project. It provides views, fresh air and of course the healing rays of sunshine. The House Of Glass: The Chihuly Sanctuary At The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center project was recently featured in Healthcare Design Magazine and is a perfect example of using abundant views, […]

Nature Is a Universally Appealing Subject Which Is Why Biophilic Design Works so Well in Healthcare

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Nature Is a Universally Appealing Subject Which Is Why Biophilic Design Works so Well in Healthcare

Nature is a universally appealing subject that is not influenced by individual artistic tastes. That is why design inspired by nature or biophilic design works so well in the healthcare environment. Biophilic Design Interior Design that is inspired by the local environment, is called biophilic design. Biophilic design brings the natural invornment inside and helps […]

Have You Heard About Minute Clinics and CVS’s Deal with Aetna?

Have You Heard About Minute Clinics and CVS’s Deal with Aetna?

As a healthcare designer, one of my jobs is to assist in the implementation of new concepts and innovative ideas that improve the healthcare environment. That is why I’m excited about the Minute Clinics and the new programs that are already in healthcare industry pipeline. Minute Clinics Minute Clinics are the walk-in clinics from CVS. […]