Sneak Peek of the ROCK – A Non-Institutional Environment Built to Tackle Mental Health Issues

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Sneak Peek of the ROCK – A Non-Institutional Environment Built to Tackle Mental Health Issues

The renderings shown here offer a sneak peek of the reimagined Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK). The new design provides a non-institutional environment for kids tackling mental health issues. Originally built in 1992, ROCK started out serving 400 children per year, but in the last 10 years has seen a drastic rise in demand […]

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 […]

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 […]

Designer Brings Color and Confidence to the Lives of Women When They Need It Most

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Designer Brings Color and Confidence to the Lives of Women When They Need It Most

Anyone who has watched a pink sunset on a summer night—knows that color can be healing. New York-based designer Tanya Taylor is putting the idea to good use in her new partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital. Taylor had already taught color-therapy painting classes for the hospital and designed curtains for its pediatric exam rooms. […]

Encourage Playtime

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Encourage Playtime

Playtime is an important part of healthy childhood development. It allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive and emotional strength. That is why we as designers need to encourage playtime. In a recent post, Healthcare Design Magazine featured an article written by Mathew Hall. He writes about a […]

Strategic Use of Color and Layout Merge Two Clinics

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Strategic Use of Color and Layout Merge Two Clinics

A strategic use of color and layout bring two sister clinics together. In the photo shown here, the Capital Aesthetic and Laser Center becomes one with the Comprehensive Woundcare Services. Together, under one roof, the office in Washington, D.C. can share overhead, and collaborative work areas. Clinics are accounting for more and more of the […]