A Connection to Nature – The Hows and Whys of Biophilic Interior Design in the Healthcare Setting

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in Behind the Design
A Connection to Nature – The Hows and Whys of Biophilic Interior Design in the Healthcare Setting

Biophilic Design Interior Design that is inspired by the local environment, is called biophilic design. Exposure to the natural environment provides comfort and inspires healing. For that, biophilic design works well in the healthcare setting. That being said, it doesn’t work the same in each space. Patient rooms and communal spaces must be treated differently. […]

An Environment that Conveys Passion

Posted by on May 10, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
An Environment that Conveys Passion

In Chicago, Illinois, there is a stellar example of patient-centered design. That example is the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, particularly it’s emergency department (ED). The ED recently underwent a renovation done by HKS, a world-renown company well known for their architects and interior design team. The renovation resulted in an emergency department that puts patient experience […]

Almost Home – A Transitional Healthcare Place for Kids

Posted by on May 3, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Almost Home – A Transitional Healthcare Place for Kids

Young patients with complex medical issues often can’t be discharged until their homes and families are prepared to provide the ongoing care they require. This can result in patients waiting in expensive intensive care units. One alternative to that situation is Almost Home Kids (AHK), a ten-year-old program that partners with healthcare organizations to provide a […]

A Founder’s Thank You – April 2019 Marks the 10th Anniversary of Wikoff Design Studio

Posted by on Apr 26, 2019 in About Marie Wikoff
A Founder’s Thank You – April 2019 Marks the 10th Anniversary of Wikoff Design Studio

This month, Wikoff Design Studio (WDS) is officially celebrating its 10-year anniversary. When I started back in 2009, new construction had come to a halt and tenant improvements were holding moderately, but we were enjoying a strong wave of growth and innovation in the healthcare design field. Opening WDS felt right and I was fortunate […]

WDS Celebrates 10 Years in Business

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019 in About Marie Wikoff
WDS Celebrates 10 Years in Business

Wikoff Design Studio is happy to announce its 10-year anniversary! After a decade of high impact successful interior design projects, Marie Wikoff, owner/founder of Wikoff Design Studio is going strong and looking forward to the next decade. This special anniversary could not be possible without the comradery, support, dedication, and trust from the community and […]

Designer Brings Color and Confidence to the Lives of Women When They Need It Most

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Designer Brings Color and Confidence to the Lives of Women When They Need It Most

Anyone who has watched a pink sunset on a summer night—knows that color can be healing. New York-based designer Tanya Taylor is putting the idea to good use in her new partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital. Taylor had already taught color-therapy painting classes for the hospital and designed curtains for its pediatric exam rooms. […]

Encourage Playtime

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Encourage Playtime

Playtime is an important part of healthy childhood development. It allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive and emotional strength. That is why we as designers need to encourage playtime. In a recent post, Healthcare Design Magazine featured an article written by Mathew Hall. He writes about a […]