The Right Lighting Can Brighten A Patient’s Day

Posted by on May 29, 2020 in Behind the Design
The  Right Lighting Can Brighten A Patient’s Day

Lighting is one of the most important aspects of interior design. The light in a space defines much of what that space is. It sets the mood, highlights the important, and adds functionality. Using lighting properly in healthcare design can be tricky, but if done right, can enhance a medical space significantly. Here are four […]

Maximizing Space in Healthcare Design

Maximizing Space in Healthcare Design

When designing a medical space, utilizing every square foot is essential for success. When a facility is going through a redesign or a medical practice is just starting out, every little detail of the design must be scrutinized to ensure it is using space efficiently. If healthcare designers do a good job medical practices can […]

Post COVID-19 Design Lessons

Post COVID-19 Design Lessons

“Each day we watch in awe as doctors, nurses, and caregivers bravely take on the greatest public health challenge of our lifetime, putting their own health at risk to save countless lives. As parts of the country are reopening, we recognize that returning to normal will feel different.” James Albert, AIA, is a principal at Hord […]

Choosing The Right Doors for Hospital Design

Posted by on May 1, 2020 in Behind the Design
Choosing The Right Doors for Hospital Design

Doors in the hospital setting are more important than you might think. They offer security, privacy, and can incorporate germ-fighting properties in both the material, handles, and swing. Beyond that, doors are the gateway into the hospital and all of its areas. Which means it will be the first experience and opportunity to make a […]

Sending Love

Sending Love

Sending love to all the children at the Children’s Cancer Hospital in Brazil. Seven years ago I was given the opportunity to be the interior designer for a special children’s hospital. I chose these art installations because they are colorful, imaginative and represent everything I want for the children. Hearts symbolize physical and spiritual well-being. […]

The Center For Health Design Offers Free Infection Control Toolbox

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020 in Behind the Design
The Center For Health Design Offers Free Infection Control Toolbox

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Center for Health Design is providing its Infection Control toolbox, which is normally available only to members, free of charge. The toolbox includes hundreds of resources including design strategies, recommended tools, research literature, briefs, webinars, interviews with industry experts, and case studies. The toolbox contains a curated selection of evidence-based strategies […]

A Healthcare Facility Designed To Serve

Posted by on Mar 14, 2020 in Behind the Design
A Healthcare Facility Designed To Serve

Nationwide, hospitals are preparing for local and regional outbreaks of COVID-19. Renown, one of Reno’s local hospitals is no different. They recently set up a treatment tent near the ER to screen patients for respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19. As a healthcare designer, situations like this are a perfect reminder that our number one duty […]