Using Google SketchUp for Interior Design

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Behind the Design
Using Google SketchUp for Interior Design

Recently featured in Northern Nevada Business Weekly, worldwide designer Marie Wikoff claims to use Google SketchUp to create beautiful renderings.  Wikoff, owner of Wikoff Design Studio in Reno, NV specializes in healthcare design and has traveled all over the world designing. She said this about Google SketchUp: “Lately people have been asking what kind of […]

Rooftop Garden with Putting Green

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Featured Projects
Rooftop Garden with Putting Green

Gardening can help people heal from sickness and increase their ability to function. What is it about digging in the dirt that’s so helpful? Maybe it’s the fresh air that perks us up. Maybe it’s seeing the rewards of our work: the big pile of weeds we’ve pulled or the row of seedlings we’ve planted. […]

Latest Advances in Hospital Design: The New Parkland Hospital

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations

Last week  Healthcare Design Magazine, American Institute of Architects, Academy of Architecture for Health, and The Center for Healthcare Design hosted a conference in Dallas, bringing more than 125 architects, engineers and designers from around the country to learn about the latest advances in hospital design. Dallas was the chosen location because the conference hosts wanted to […]

Cheery Atmosphere Helps Cancer Patient

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Cheery Atmosphere Helps Cancer Patient

“One day all the stress of coping with cancer hit me at once.  I dropped onto the edge of my bed and felt my courage and energy desert me.  Then I lifted my eyes to the painting on my wall, the ones I had created in the painting group.  There was my courage, inspiration, strength, […]

Art Benefits Health

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Behind the Design
Art Benefits Health

“An increase amount of natural substances that are beneficial to your health are produced in your body when you’re exposed to music and other forms of art…” – National Institutes of Health National Institutes of Health agree:  “Scientists are finding that the arts can benefit both your mental and physical health.  Current research is following a […]

Daylighting: It’s not just for executives any more

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in In the Media

Northern Nevada Business Weekly presents the following article in this week’s news. To see the abbreviated article online click here. August 12, 2013 Daylighting is the practice of placing windows and reflective surfaces so that natural daylight provides effective internal lighting and views of the outdoors into a space. Humans are affected both psychologically and physiologically […]

Patient Room 2020 – The Hospital Room of the Future

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations

Good design may revolutionize healthcare industry, & improve outcomes Earlier this month, a team of architects and designers introduced “Patient Room 2020”. This product uses “smart design” to revolutionize healthcare the way it’s done for electronics and aircrafts. Background: In 2006, NXT Health received a Department of Defense grant to help produce “the hospital room of […]