House of Glass – A Perfect Example of Using Daylight in a Healthcare Environment

House of Glass – A Perfect Example of Using Daylight in a Healthcare Environment

Daylighting is a key element in any healthcare design project. It provides views, fresh air and of course the healing rays of sunshine. The House Of Glass: The Chihuly Sanctuary At The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center project was recently featured in Healthcare Design Magazine and is a perfect example of using abundant views, […]

Nature Is a Universally Appealing Subject Which Is Why Biophilic Design Works so Well in Healthcare

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Nature Is a Universally Appealing Subject Which Is Why Biophilic Design Works so Well in Healthcare

Nature is a universally appealing subject that is not influenced by individual artistic tastes. That is why design inspired by nature or biophilic design works so well in the healthcare environment. Biophilic Design Interior Design that is inspired by the local environment, is called biophilic design. Biophilic design brings the natural invornment inside and helps […]

Have You Heard About Minute Clinics and CVS’s Deal with Aetna?

Have You Heard About Minute Clinics and CVS’s Deal with Aetna?

As a healthcare designer, one of my jobs is to assist in the implementation of new concepts and innovative ideas that improve the healthcare environment. That is why I’m excited about the Minute Clinics and the new programs that are already in healthcare industry pipeline. Minute Clinics Minute Clinics are the walk-in clinics from CVS. […]

Healing Spaces for Kids

Healing Spaces for Kids

Dan Scher, the VP of Planning, Design and Construction at Medxcel recently offered his advice on creating a safe, engaging, healing environment for kids. One of the most important points he makes is about the investment and the budget. Scher offers advice on how to design a space that attends to the needs of young […]

Season’s Greetings from Wikoff Design Studio!

Posted by on Dec 21, 2018 in About Marie Wikoff | No Comments
Season’s Greetings from Wikoff Design Studio!

Wishing you and yours the best this holiday season. We at WDS, are ever so thankful for the blessings this last year brought.  Thank you to all of our readers and to those that participate in our projects and support what we do. We look forward to continued collaboration in 2019!  – Marie Wikoff

Phase III Begins! Hospital de Cancer de Barretos, Children’s Hospital

Phase III Begins! Hospital de Cancer de Barretos, Children’s Hospital

Many of you know that one of my most cherished projects is the children’s hospital – Hospital de Cancer de Barretos located in SP Brazil. Phase I and II completed in 2012 and 2013. I’ve just learned that Phase III for a Bone Marrow Transplant Center is underway and I have been asked back. I’m […]

Award-Winning Pediatric Center Now Open

Award-Winning Pediatric Center Now Open

Happy to announce that the award-winning pediatric center, Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has wrapped up a $27.5 million renovation and expansion project. The multiphased project, which began in 2015, renovated inpatient and outpatient areas in various pediatric units across the hospital, including the addition of 30 new private rooms in the […]