An Introduction to the Fitwel Viral Response Module (VRM)

Posted by on Jul 23, 2021 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
An Introduction to the Fitwel Viral Response Module (VRM)

Fitwel Viral Response Module (VRM) is a program that was designed in 2020 as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is similar to LEED but is specific to health and wellness. It brings health to the forefront of design and helps designers make informed decisions on the built environment. For example, Fitwel-certified buildings focus […]

Diversity in Healthcare Design Means Better Outcomes

Posted by on Jul 16, 2021 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Diversity in Healthcare Design Means Better Outcomes

Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, editor-in-chief at Healthcare Design Magazine recently posted a fantastic article called the Mirror Effect. The article is an in-depth analysis of the current diversity gap in today’s healthcare design market. And, how big industry players are working to overcome it. Below is a highlight from the article that best explains why diversity […]

An Expanding Pediatric and Adolescent Mental Health Facility Emphasises Shared Spaces and Biophilic Inspired Design

Posted by on Jul 9, 2021 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
An Expanding Pediatric and Adolescent Mental Health Facility Emphasises Shared Spaces and Biophilic Inspired Design

Healthcare Design Magazine recently featured Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Inpatient Behavioral Health Facility for its expanding pediatric and adolescent mental health facility. In the article, the writer shares details about the new design and the biophilic inspiration behind the design. See the original post. Shared Spaces and Inspired Design The cafe design shown above […]

Meaningful Details and A Bold Color Palette Honors the Culture of the Diverse Community

Posted by on Jun 25, 2021 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Meaningful Details and A Bold Color Palette Honors the Culture of the Diverse Community

Healthcare Design Magazine recently featured “Colors Of The World: Legacy Community Health Southwest Clinic“. In the article, the author Mathew Hall goes into detail about the meaning behind the design. Hired by Legacy,  Perkins&Will (Houston) acted as the project’s master planner, architect, and interior designer. The Design team chose thoughtful details and a bold color palette […]

Commissioning Artwork That Honors Heritage

Posted by on Jun 11, 2021 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Commissioning Artwork That Honors Heritage

About the Project It all began when the Lawrence Group, an integrated planning, design, architecture, and construction firm, wanted to commission a specific work of art for their client, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City The piece of art had to accomplish a lot. First, they wanted the art to honor the Catholic […]

Families Key In The Recovery Process At HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital

Posted by on Jun 4, 2021 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Families Key In The Recovery Process At HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital

The new neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) St. John’s Children’s Hospital (Springfield, Ill.) will more than double the space of the current 56-bed facility. This new addition is so important because HSHS is the only Level III NICU in the region. A level 3 NICU is a neonatal intensive […]

Case Study: Hospital Renovation While Fully Operational

Posted by on May 20, 2021 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Case Study: Hospital Renovation While Fully Operational

The following case study from EYP Architecture & Engineering proves that thoughtful and meticulous planning can ensure that a hospital is fully operational while undergoing massive renovations. Choosing to stay operational while undergoing a massive renovation is not only good for the community, and the staff, it’s good for the bottom line. In this case, Children’s […]