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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Win-Win: Incorporating Lean Design Can Slash Operating Costs and Improve Patient Safety, Family and Staff Satisfaction
Going the extra mile to incorporate the principles of Lean design into the construction process is a win-win. The outcome is slashed operating costs and improved outcomes for patients, their family, and staff. In 2012 Seattle Children’s Hospital prepared for a new, multimillion-dollar patient care building by incorporating the lean process. The outcome? Slashed operation […]