Happy Labor Day!

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in About Marie Wikoff
Happy Labor Day!

Without labor nothing prospers. – Sophocles I feel inclined to wish everyone I know a happy Labor Day. Wikoff Design Studio celebrated 10 years in business this year. When I look back at my time in business, I’m in awe over the people I’ve met and worked with along the way. I have witnessed an […]

It’s Busy in Here and I Need to Chart. Where Do I Go?

It’s Busy in Here and I Need to Chart. Where Do I Go?

Needing a place to chart or a private place to have a difficult conversation with a patient’s family is harder than you would think in many hospitals. A frequent complaint of medical staff is that medical facilities are often crowded and there‚Äôs competition for open spaces, offices and conference rooms. Part of the reason for […]

Using Research to Inform Design

Posted by on Aug 9, 2019 in Behind the Design, Featured Projects
Using Research to Inform Design

Linking research and design is the core of Evidence-Based Design or EBD. In fact, what differentiates EBD from a typical design approach is its emphasis on using research to inform and support design decisions and evaluate design strategies and innovations. Using research helps designers glean valuable insights that inform design decisions. In EBD, research generally […]

Design That Answers the Call

Posted by on Aug 2, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Design That Answers the Call

The design shared here is truly inspired and provides the perfect example of how healthcare environments can support the journey of patients and their needs by offering a thoughtful design that answers the call. The Santos Family At the age of 2, Isabella Santos was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare and deadly cancer that affects […]

Great Design Can Help Overcome Sleep Disturbances in Hospitals

Posted by on Jul 24, 2019 in Behind the Design
Great Design Can Help Overcome Sleep Disturbances in Hospitals

Have you ever been a patient in a hospital? If so, you can sympathize with this article. One of the hardest things to do is to get a good night’s sleep. More often than not, patients are jarred awake several times a night by the staff making their rounds, their roommate and their tv, family […]

Beyond Break Rooms – Taking Care of Staff

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019 in Behind the Design
Beyond Break Rooms – Taking Care of Staff

Say goodbye to mismatched chairs, folding tables and random coffee mugs. Healthcare design trends are taking staff quarters beyond your average break room and for good reason. Big strides are being made to accommodate staff in the hospital setting. In the past, the design of staff spaces came as an afterthought. Many breakrooms didn’t have […]

Sneak Peek of the ROCK – A Non-Institutional Environment Built to Tackle Mental Health Issues

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Sneak Peek of the ROCK – A Non-Institutional Environment Built to Tackle Mental Health Issues

The renderings shown here offer a sneak peek of the reimagined Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK). The new design provides a non-institutional environment for kids tackling mental health issues. Originally built in 1992, ROCK started out serving 400 children per year, but in the last 10 years has seen a drastic rise in demand […]