The Role of Architecture and Design in Fighting COVID-19

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
The Role of Architecture and Design in Fighting COVID-19

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has posed an unprecedented challenge to healthcare infrastructure around the world. Until we can better understand the virus’ pathways, we won’t be able to confidently redesign our existing spaces to adhere to new and higher standards of infection control guidelines. In the meantime, hospitals will continue to repurpose and convert their […]

Virtual Tour of Fianna’s Healing Garden at Renown Regional

Posted by on Jul 17, 2020 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Virtual Tour of Fianna’s Healing Garden at Renown Regional

Renown Health Foundation recently re-opened the newly renovated Fianna’s Healing Garden at Renown Regional Medical Center. This video is a virtual tour of the beautiful garden. Fianna Dickson Combs, a longtime Reno resident, business leader and master gardener, shared Renown’s belief in the healing power of nature. Fianna lost her battle to ovarian cancer in […]

Innovative Healthcare Design Helped Turn a Bunker Into This…

Posted by on Jul 10, 2020 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Innovative Healthcare Design Helped Turn a Bunker Into This…

Ansell and Bailey are one of the longest established architectural practices in the UK. They specialize in Healthcare Design, Laboratory and Education projects. Recently they were tasked with building a bunker to house the CyberKnife, a special piece of medical equipment. CyberKnife The CyberKnife differs from other forms of radiation as it can deliver concentrated […]

Setting a New Standard For Cancer Center Design

Posted by on Jun 25, 2020 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Setting a New Standard For  Cancer Center Design

Chemotherapy is changing and unknowns exist on all levels of how treatment will be delivered in years to come. To ensure new chemotherapy/infusion spaces remain useful, healthcare designers may approach a new cancer center design differently. For example, the first collaboration between Mary Frazier and Suzen Heeley, MSK Westchester in West Harrison, N.Y., launched a […]

At a Time When We Need It Most, Renown Brings the “Love” Sculpture to the Hospital’s Regional Campus for Inspiration and Healing

Posted by on Jun 19, 2020 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
At a Time When We Need It Most, Renown Brings the “Love” Sculpture to the Hospital’s Regional Campus for Inspiration and Healing

The “Love” Sculpture, designed by visionary artist Laura Kimpton and built by artist Jeff Schomberg, brings a powerful message to healthcare workers, patients and the community. In April 2020, the “Love” sculpture, a one-ton, welded aluminum artwork with letters 10-feet tall and eight-feet wide, found a new home at Renown Regional Medical Center’s main entrance […]

An Interactive Lobby Acts As a Welcome Distraction to Small Visitors

Posted by on Jun 11, 2020 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
An Interactive Lobby Acts As a Welcome Distraction to Small Visitors

Montana Children’s isn’t just a healthcare facility, it is a place where children can feel at home, feel at ease, and feel cared for—in an environment that heals. The new hospital has many great features but today we want to highlight the lobby. Montana Children’s Hospital features an interactive lobby that acts as a welcome distraction for patients and families. […]

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 […]