Take A Creative Approach to Healthcare Design Because Logic Doesn’t Always Prevail When it Comes to Our Health

Posted by on Sep 11, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Take A Creative Approach to Healthcare Design Because Logic Doesn’t Always Prevail When it Comes to Our Health

Today I was reading an interview on HealthcareDesignMagazine.com between the Executive Editor Anne DiNardo and healthcare design professional Steven Merahn. One of the ideas shared was ‘Logic doesn’t always prevail when it comes to our health.’ I love that Steven Merahn brought this up because it’s so true. In his words, healthcare or the act […]

Biophilic Design Example – The Phillips Family Cancer Center

Posted by on Sep 5, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Biophilic Design Example – The Phillips Family Cancer Center

Biophilia is the urge or desire to affiliate with life. The desire to connect with nature is innate and doing so can assist in healing and mental wellness. However, the majority of people today spend 90% of their time indoors. Biophilic design helps by bringing the healing elements of nature indoors. The Phillips Family Cancer […]

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’s 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 […]