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 […]

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. […]

Questioning Healthcare Principles and Practices Drive Change

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in Behind the Design
Questioning Healthcare Principles and Practices Drive Change

Healthcare principles and practices drive change when processes are questioned. New ideas are born because people in a built environment ask themselves, how can I make this better? The desire to improve processes revolutionize healthcare and make it better. Innovation such as that improves quality of care, creates more access, eliminates waste and ultimately lowers […]

Disasters Will happen. Is Your Facility Ready?

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019 in Behind the Design
Disasters Will happen. Is Your Facility Ready?

It seems every day, there is a new disaster. Whether it is a devastating storm or a terrorist attack, hospitals are on the front line when disaster strikes communities. Is your healthcare facility ready to withstand any unpredictable scenario? The first line of defense is an emergency preparedness plan. Complexity of the Unknown The hardest […]

Three Steps to Create a Space That Is Efficient and Appealing

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in Behind the Design
Three Steps to Create a Space That Is Efficient and Appealing

Form & Function in Interior Design It is a well-known belief that in design, form should always follow function. That means the room needs to function first before it’s pretty. It’s human nature to be drawn to beautiful things but unless they serve a purpose you may not want to incorporate random, beautiful things into […]

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

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Behind the Design
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 […]