Designing Without a Window

Designing Without a Window

Healthcare Designers like windows because they offer healing daylight, views and they help create a warm, welcoming environment. However, the reality is that some hospital rooms don’t have windows because of how they are situated or because the operating equipment won’t allow it. Whatever the case, you can design without a window using Sky Factory […]

Sierra Nevada Powerful Women Publication Features Marie Wikoff – Healing Design

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in About Marie Wikoff, In the Media
Sierra Nevada Powerful Women Publication Features Marie Wikoff – Healing Design

Northern Nevada Business View just released their second annual special publication: Sierra Nevada Powerful Women. This year’s magazine features Marie Wikoff – Healing Design. Download the article. Healing Design Healing design Marie Wikoff celebrates 10 years in business and beating breast cancer Any patient who has stepped into one of the area’s hospitals or medical […]

A Modern Hospital Room Is Adaptable

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Behind the Design
A Modern Hospital Room Is Adaptable

Have you been in a modern hospital room lately? If you have, you may have noticed a few things. First, almost everything is on wheels including the wall partitions. This is because flexible workspace helps healthcare administrators adapt to the changing market and technology. An operating room today can easily be transformed into a patient […]

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 […]