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 […]

Featured Renovation: Suburban Office Building Turned Into Modern Cancer Care Center

Posted by on Oct 18, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Featured Renovation: Suburban Office Building Turned Into Modern Cancer Care Center

An abandoned urban office building was fully transformed into a state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility giving full access to care to the residents of Middletown, New Jersey.

Designing Modern Operating Rooms for Stress Relief, Cost Effectiveness and Green Energy

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 in Behind the Design
Designing Modern Operating Rooms for Stress Relief, Cost Effectiveness and Green Energy

Operating Rooms are one of the most important aspects of a hospital. They are places where lives are saved, complicated surgeries are done, and where medical staff spend hours on their feet. ORs are profit centers for hospitals, but also use a great deal of resources. All of this means healthcare designers need to pay […]

Staff Well-Being

Posted by on Oct 4, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Staff Well-Being

Staff well-being is at the forefront of healthcare design and with good reason. Healthcare organizations face a staffing crisis that’s predicted to get worse by 2030. Additionally, there’s the ongoing issue of burnout and job satisfaction at play. Taking care of the staff is now more important than ever before. The short-term and long-term outcome […]